All-Girl Group Costume: KISS Rock Stars for a Day

All-Girl Group Costume: KISS Rock Stars for a Day

I might be a “bad” influence when it comes to Halloween but it didn’t take much – OK, any – convincing to get my co-workers to dress up as KISS for Halloween with me. Everyone did their own costume, so I can tell you how I did mine (Star Child), but the best part of these costumes … Read more

Gene Simmons Dynasty Era Costume

Gene Simmons Dynasty Era Costume

This is Gene’s Dynasty era costume. It was really simple to do. The torso was from modified hockey pads. The chest was cut out to form an arch. The arms were shaped from foam yoga mats. The horns and claws were carved using scissors from upholstery foam. To make the plaform boots, I took a … Read more

Gene Simmons Demon Costume Hand-Drafted and Crafted

Gene Simmons Demon Costume Hand-Drafted and Crafted

I recently got a new job, and one of the questions in my interview was, “Setting aside all limitations, what is your dream job?” I replied immediately, “I would make costumes for movies.” When she heard that I can (and love to) sew, I got the job right then! Ok Maybe also because of my … Read more

Homemade Costume from Hell – KISS the Demon

Homemade Costume from Hell - KISS the Demon

For this KISS homemade costume from Hell, I started with the wings – perfectly symmetrical. The party was a hit so no one was able to appreciate it. When I did the boots, started with sketchers boots, elbow pads, aluminum foil and felt to protect their integrity. Followed by clay and duct tape and more … Read more

Sexy Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley KISS Couple Costume

Sexy Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley KISS Couple Costume

We made these costumes (for Gene Simmons) by using a plain black shirt and putting studs on and sewing the belt. We rolled up cardboard to make the spikes. We spray painted a kid’s toy guitar. I also did the makeup by outline the black then filling it in, then the white. The boots were … Read more

Coolest Mini Gene Simmons Costume

Coolest Mini Gene Simmons Costume

We watch Gene Simmons Family Jewels reruns with our nine year old daughter. In the past, she has been princesses and Draculaura for Halloween. When we asked her this year, she told she wanted to be “The Demon” from Kiss. Um, okay. So I went online to see how we might go about making a … Read more

Gene Simmons KISS Biker Costume

Gene Simmons KISS Biker Costume

I have always been a rocker at heart and an especially BIG fan of KISS. So when I was invited to a last minute Halloween party, I knew this was the costume for me! For accessories, I went to the local Halloween Express. purchased the wig, skull belt, fingerless gloves, and 2 skull rings. The … Read more

Gene Simmons Costume Homemade

Gene Simmons Costume Homemade

I always liked the look on the destroyer album so on I went with fabrics and papier mache, took me about two months to get it done Do hair on my chest, but I think I got kind of close anyway to the original. The year was 2010 and we went to a concert with … Read more

Cool Homemade KISS Starchild Female Costume

Cool Homemade KISS Starchild Female Costume

I’ve always been a fan of KISS ever since I was a small child & found Destroyer on vinyl in my grandfathers collection. So it was an easy decision for me to become Paul Stanley for Halloween. I looked online for weeks and every costume I found for females were extremely revealing and were not … Read more

Dressed To Kill KISS Costume

Dressed To Kill KISS Costume

I named my title after KISS’ 3rd album which spawned their most known song, “Rock and Roll All Night.” The entire costume is not the most complex of the four (that honor goes to Gene Simmons), but it is involved none the less. The costume in full a consists of a sequined vest and tuxedo … Read more

Cool KISS Couple Costume

Cool KISS Couple Costume

My boyfriend put together an incredible hand sewn KISS costume made entirely out of women’s clothing And auto parts. A dress became the top after some cutting and bedazzling, a bra made shoulder pads, and Between the spandex, lingerie, chrome, chains, and full makeup, I think he rocked more women’s clothes that night than I. … Read more

Sexy KISS Girls Group Costume

Sexy KISS Girls Group Costume

Our group costume was KISS, we dressed up and attended a school dance and won our schools costume contest at JMH. The dresses were black with different silver things sewn on! we got our fathers to paint our faces just like the different members of kiss! it was a very fun costume to be and … Read more

The Demon Costume from KISS

The Demon Costume from KISS

So I’m a 45 yr old KISS fanatic.I eat, sleep, live, KISS. I saw them when I was 13 and that was it. I must of said more than a 1000 time that I wanna be Gene Simmons, “The Demon” and my wife finally said ,” Just do it already!”So a couple of weeks before Halloween my wife and … Read more

Awesome Demon from KISS Halloween Costume

Awesome Demon from KISS Halloween Costume

The idea and inspiration for this costume came from my daughter who enjoys trick or treating and one of my favorite rock ‘n’ roll bands, KISS. So the first year was just to get involved, makeup and a wig. My daughter and I had such a good time, it was then I decided to actually … Read more

Cool KISS Couple Costume: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

Cool KISS Couple Costume: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

Spent a couple months assembling our costumes. We used as our sources eBay, Walmart, hobby lobby, Walgreens, Halloween City and everyone’s closet.  The shoulder pads came from a renaissance festival leather crafter.  Silver duct tape added flair to plain black boots and leggings.  Both wigs were adapted to work for kiss.  Imitation leather pants and … Read more

Cool Homemade KISS Group Halloween Costume

Cool Homemade KISS Group Halloween Costume

My birthday is on October 29th, so Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I am always looking for awesome costume ideas where I can make everything myself. This year, I was searching the Coolest Homemade Costumes site in August, and came across the idea to do a group KISS costume. I pitched … Read more

Coolest Handmade Gene Simmons Costume

Coolest Handmade Gene Simmons Costume

Well, let’s start with that I made this Gene Simmons costume, with many saying “You can buy that whole costume”.  True, you now can, but a few years ago when I made it, the next year is when the already made version became available. Second, the costume you buy, wouldn’t fit either, as is made … Read more

Child DIY Group Costume: KISS Band

Child DIY Group Costume: KISS Band

My kids wanted to be KISS band members last year! So I took lots of black clothes, added some face paint and there you go. Little did I know what they would get so many looks, but all was good! Everyone loved them! My daughter was the only one who won 2nd place, but together … Read more

Homemade Gene Simmons Costume

Homemade Gene Simmons Costume

Lots of hours in this get up, not sure how many! The armor started out as an old set of shoulder pads, added some cardboard spikes, chains, and paint! Homemage cod piece with some glitter type material from the craft section. The arm piecs are a cut up auto shade! Pair of black spandex type … Read more

Homemade Girl Group KISS Costume

Homemade Girl Group KISS Costume

Making this homemade girl group KISS costume we used a lot of tin foil, duct tape and cardboard! We also bought used silver shimmery material for the cape, and different embellishments. We bought a simple makeup kit with black, white, and green and we each did our own. Gene Simmons had a fruit roll up … Read more

Homemade Gene Simmons Armor Costume

Homemade Gene Simmons Armor Costume

This armor was made from crafting foam and fabric tac. The most difficult part was the collar and shoulders.  The shoulders are made from a party hat that was cut in half for left and right. The spikes and scales are also made of craft foam..the codpiece is a leather like material and the studs … Read more

Coolest Kids Gene Simmons Homemade Halloween Costume

Coolest Kids Gene Simmons Homemade Halloween Costume: When I finally decided to make my son Gene Simmons around the beginning of October I thought I better get started! My brother in law helped me with th

When I finally decided to make my son Gene Simmons around the beginning of October I thought I better get started! My brother in law helped me with the shoes for this costume we made them out of styrofoam. He got two cubes of styrofoam to glue together to be big enough to be able … Read more

Clever Wordplay Costume: French KISS

Typically my husband and I choose a couples-themed costume, but when he chose to be Ryan Gosling's character from "Drive," I knew I was on my own.

Typically my husband and I choose a couples-themed costume, but when he chose to be Ryan Gosling’s character from “Drive,” I knew I was on my own. I look forward to putting together a costume each year, and not simply buying a pre-made packaged one. After weeks of racking my brain, I finally came up … Read more