9+ KISS Band Costume Ideas For Adults

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A special kind of electric energy emanates from the world-renowned rock band KISS, and it’s not just from their music. The band’s iconic costumes, with their mix of glam, grit, and sheer theatricality, have been a staple of rock history since the 1970s. When Halloween or cosplay events roll around, KISS band costumes remain popular for those looking to make a bold statement. Here are some costume Ideas to deep dive into the world of KISS costumes for fans old and new.

13 Best KISS Band Costumes for Halloween and Cosplay: Rock ‘n’ Roll All Night

1.) Authentic Catman Costume

$129.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

You wanted the best, you got the best, the greatest band in the world ... Feels pretty good, right? Now you can dress up has your favorite band any time with this Authentic Catman Costume.

2.) Spaceman Costume KISS

$49.99  in stock
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as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

Rock out on the guitar this Halloween with our exclusively licensed Spaceman KISS costume! This epic costume is perfect for fans of this classic rock band.

3.) Authentic Paul Stanley Costume

$139.99  in stock
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as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

You'll be the star of the show in this Authentic Paul Stanley Costume. Bring Starchild's present back to the stage (or any costume party) with this licensed KISS costume.

4.) Adult KISS The Catman Costume

$49.99  in stock
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as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

Time to call Dr. Love it's the authentic Kiss the Catman costume! This KISS The Catman Costume will transform you into the legendary Catman from KISS!

5.) Plus Size Authentic Gene Simmons KISS Costume for Men

$399.99  in stock
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as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

This Plus Size Authentic Gene Simmons KISS Costume is as realistic and detailed as they come! Become the Demon himself with this Rock'n' outfit! Available in 2X.

6.) Catman KISS Wig

$14.99  in stock
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as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

Top off your Catman costume with this officially licensed Catman KISS Wig. It's the most official way to dress like the hard rock legend.

7.) KISS Spaceman Wig

$14.99  in stock
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as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

Dressing as your favorite rock star legend begin with the hair. Without this KISS Spaceman Wig, how will the world know you're his biggest fan? Think about it.

8.) KISS Starchild Wig

$19.99  in stock
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as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

We'll deliver all the parts you need to create the perfect hard rock look. Start with this KISS Starchild Wig. We've got a number of officially licensed accessories but this one is the most important.

9.) Men's KISS Starchild Boots

$149.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

Walk around like you're in a rock band with these KISS Starchild Boots for Men! These boots will have you singing your heart out to the greatest rock 'n roll songs in history!

10.) Men's KISS Spaceman Boots

$99.99  in stock
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as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

Don't be caught walking in the jungle without your KISS Spaceman Boots for Men, baby! You'll be ready to rock the night away in these exclusive costume boots.

11.) Adult KISS Demon Boots

$149.99  in stock
Fun.com
as of August 24, 2023 10:01 am

You're in the psycho circus! And I say welcome to the show! Join the psycho circus with the Adult KISS Demon Boots! Channel the Demon with the KISS Demon Adult Boots!

12.) Women's Kiss Costume, Spaceman, Black/Silver

★★★★★
$119.99  in stock
Amazon.com
as of February 27, 2024 9:17 pm

Unveiling a symphony of audacity and flamboyance, the KISS costumes for women transcend mere fabric and stitching. These ensembles encapsulate the power and theatricality of one of rock 'n' roll's most iconic bands. For the women who embrace these costumes, it's more than just an outfit; it's an experience, a conduit through which they can channel the relentless energy and charisma of KISS, leaving an indelible mark on every observer.

13.) Women's Kiss Costume, Catman, Black/Silver

★★★★★
$59.99  in stock
Amazon.com
as of February 27, 2024 9:17 pm

Stepping into a KISS costume for women is akin to embracing an alternate universe where music, art, and drama collide. The costumes exude a distinct aura that fuses nostalgia with contemporary boldness. Women who don this attire aren't just wearing a costume; they're making a statement, embodying a legend, and truly living the KISS ethos in all its glory.


The Iconic Look of KISS:

Each band member has a distinctive “persona” – the Demon (Gene Simmons), the Starchild (Paul Stanley), the Spaceman or Space Ace (Ace Frehley), and the Catman (Peter Criss). These characters are reflected in their respective costumes and makeup designs. To recreate these looks:

  • Makeup: Black and white face paint is essential. Each member has a distinct design, so ensure you choose one and replicate it accurately.
  • Costumes: Think black leather, silver studs, and lots of chains. Whether it’s a jumpsuit, vest, or jacket, the more metal and glam, the better.
  • Boots: The platform boots are a signature. Sky-high and ostentatious, they’re as vital as the makeup.

DIY vs. Buying Ready-Made:

While there are many ready-made KISS costumes available for purchase, creating a DIY version allows for a more personalized touch. Thrift stores can be gold mines for suitable jackets, vests, and accessories. Embellishing them with silver studs, patches, or chains will help in achieving the KISS look. For makeup, there are countless tutorials available online to guide fans in getting that perfect Starchild or Demon look.

Accessories:

Beyond the basic costume, consider adding:

  • Instrument Props: Whether it’s a bass guitar for the Demon or drums for the Catman, incorporating an instrument will elevate the overall look.
  • Wigs: The band members have distinctive hairstyles – long, wavy, or curly locks are crucial for authenticity.
  • Tongue: If you’re going as the Demon, don’t forget Gene Simmons’ infamous long tongue. Craft a fake one from soft materials or purchase one from costume stores.

The Evolving Styles:

KISS costumes have evolved over the decades. While their early years showcased more minimalistic leather looks, the ’80s saw them in colorful and vibrant designs. Research the era you’re most drawn to and recreate that specific look.

Group Cosplay:

One of the joys of KISS costumes is the collective appeal. Forming a group, each person can represent a different band member. It’s a fantastic way for friends to come together, and it’s guaranteed to turn heads.

In the End:

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or someone who’s newly introduced to the allure of KISS, donning a KISS band costume for Halloween or cosplay is a timeless choice. From DIY outfits to store-bought ones, the possibilities are endless. Remember, it’s not just about the look but the attitude – so rock on, and “Shout It Out Loud”!

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L'irriverente band fa tappa al Forum di Assago con "The Monster Tour"
A due anni di distanza dal sold out dell'ultimo live milanese, i Kiss tornano a suonare al Forum di Assago. L'ironica ed eccentrica band presenta dal vivo i pezzi tratti dall'ultimo lp Monster, il ventesimo album in studio: un disco diretto, ispirato alle sonorità degli anni Settanta che hanno caratterizzato lavori quali Destroyer (1976) e Love Gun (1977).

I Kiss sono un gruppo rock statunitense, formatosi a New York nel 1973 per iniziativa di Gene Simmons e Paul Stanley. Hanno pubblicato l'ultimo disco in studio, Monster, il 5 ottobre 2012, a due anni di distanza dal loro ultimo disco di inediti, Sonic Boom. Al loro attivo hanno 24 dischi d'oro 10 dischi di platino e 2 multiplatino, nonché più di 130 milioni di copie dei loro album vendute complessivamente in tutto il mondo.

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L'irriverente band fa tappa al Forum di Assago con "The Monster Tour"
A due anni di distanza dal sold out dell'ultimo live milanese, i Kiss tornano a suonare al Forum di Assago. L'ironica ed eccentrica band presenta dal vivo i pezzi tratti dall'ultimo lp Monster, il ventesimo album in studio: un disco diretto, ispirato alle sonorità degli anni Settanta che hanno caratterizzato lavori quali Destroyer (1976) e Love Gun (1977).

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