Me and my friends are planning on being KISS this halloween, I made my own Peter Criss ( Catman) Costume
Step 1: Shoes
First I started with what I thought would be the most fun, and the most difficult, the platform shoes. After looking up many styles of Peter Criss's shoes, I found a pair.
I used an old pair of shoes
a yoga mat
thin metal sheets
First I cut wooden blocks, For me I used a 2x4 I had laying around, but I think you can use anything thats wood.
I measured the bottom of the front of the shoe and drew it onto the wood, then I cut the wood with a say to make the block, I did this 2 more times ( for one shoe) because the blocks were each 1 1/2 in high, that would make my front platform 4 1/2 in high,
Next I did the same for the back of the shoes, but cut out 4 blocks so the back would be raised up and be 6 In high
Then I glues the blocks together and wrapped them in tape, and drove a nail through them, so that they would be nice and stable !
I also sawed off the corners of the blocks so they would be a little more rounded.
Next I taped the blocks to the shoes, then used the nail gun to drive a few nails through the blocks, I used a lot of tape so it would be very stable
The next step was to build to top of the boots, the part that would cover my legs.
First I measured around the biggest part of my leg, then from my knee down,
Next I used the measurements to draw out a pattern, I then cut out the pattern and taped it to the shoes, I poked holes in the sides so that I could run some shoe strings through them and tighten the boots when I put them on.
Lastly I sprayed the boots black, then added some silver
I attached some snakes to the side that I cut from the yoga mat
Then added the thin metal around the platforms to make it more smooth, I used black tape for the black designs on the metal.
Next I made a belt, neck lace, and wrist bands out of the remaining pieces of yoga mat, painted them black and silver, and added some gems,
the belt buckle I printed out a kiss logo, attached it to the thin metal, and cut it out, then attached to the belt.
Its all pretty simple, i didnt take pics of this the whole time, but it isnt hard to figure out.
Next was the shirt, I used an old underarmor shirt for the black shirt, then I cut more yoga pad into a design I liked and saw on one of his suits.
I then painted it silver, added gems, and glued it to the shirt.
for the rest of the costume, I got a wig, and am going to use work out pants or baseball pants for the tight pants