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Re: Gene Simmons Costume - Dynasty and Unmasked 'Lava' Costume...And one for my Daughter.


On Saturday I put in a few hours and finally managed to make some much needed modifications to my suit.
Redid the entire torso, shoulders and the feet on the boots. Also added the cape. emoticon
This is all foam, cotton and latex. Nothing is [sign in to see URL] it's a one of a kind.

Way too much fun was had wearing this... :lol

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Did I mention how much fun this was? :up
Will be doing this all over again on Thursday. :guitar

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 :dancespot

Love it. Absolutely love it. Was going to don the Paul Stanley Love Gun outfit this year, but just didn't have the time. (our trick or treat was on Friday).

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The resemblance [sign in to see URL]. (I mean that in a good way.)


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You got that right. David, you could pass for the God of Thunder himself, or at least a really good tribute band version. :up

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I'm sure you had a ton of fun! :up

I hope you are inspired to make his
Destroyer costume, although the detailed dragon head boots are quite a workout.
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Gracias amigos. :up

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I'm sure you had a ton of fun! :up

I hope you are inspired to make his
Destroyer costume, although the detailed dragon head boots are quite a workout.




Funny you should mention the Destroyer [sign in to see URL] might see that one come to life through UD Replicas, with our usual eye for accuracy and attention to detail. :wink

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Finished Dynasty [sign in to see URL].
 I started this 3 years ago with the original build - from scratch - taking about 3 weeks.
Then last year giving it a few tweaks but still not feeling happy with it...

...until this year. :toocool

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 It took another few hours of reshaping and texturing to get it to where it is now and finally, finally I'm done with [sign in to see URL] LOL.:lol

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Shoulders completely redone, arms, chest and ribs reshaped and more [sign in to see URL] part of the boots totally redone. I even added the cape attachment part in silver this time.

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For the paint I used several shades of grey and silver, and for Halloween will probably shade the white bones down some. Otherwise it's done.
 This shot is from a few days ago at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA.
Was great seeing you all there and the whole week was just a blast!

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Halloween costume time...

This year for Halloween I want to change it up and go with Gene's MONSTER [sign in to see URL] here on the on the far right.

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I'll be using the Monster armor from our Licensed KISS Monster Leather Jacket shown here...
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And for the boots I've made up a set of Monster armor leggings that strap over the leg part.
I've got a set of Destroyer [sign in to see URL] yes, they're not the right era shells but they're all I've got so... Wink
Once the shells are mounted to the platform boot base I'll finish painting the leg and shells [sign in to see URL] well as the legging spikes.

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I did not make the leather cod or these bat wings, but I will be attaching the cod armor - shown in black, which has to be painted silver chrome.

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Almost there!

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Super cool, David! I wish I could do leather work like that.

Can't wait to see everything assembled.

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How do they walk in those boots without falling over??

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How do they walk in those boots without falling over??



Walking is the easy [sign in to see URL]'s the cramps you get in your calves while walking in them that's the real downer.

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I still have to sand down the flashing so that it's all smooth and flush to the finished edges, and final chrome stain but it's looking pretty sharp already.
Then I have to figure out how to attach this bad boy to the leather cod base.

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Nearly there.
Putting the finishing touches on my suit for this evening. Please forgive the fact that it's on a female mannequin.
Lava like welds added to spikes, gloves done, cod done, boot shells done and done.

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The boot shells are Destroyer, wrong era [sign in to see URL] all I've got to use but I think it's pretty cool. A little retro, nostalgic almost. :toocool

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Nearly there.

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Quick test fit. :lol

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And we're done!

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My kids even got into the action...
"Hey Daddy, can I try your Jeam Zimmons costume on?"

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Awesome stuff David! You're craftsmanship is second to none!
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hey David,

I found a lot of imitation of your man of steel motorcycle jacket on ebay :down
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