Gene Simmons at the age of 8

Homemade Gene Simmons Destroyer-era costume. The armor is made from a Goodwill set of football shoulder pads and some old plastic buckets. The codpiece and bat wings were made from vinyl and ripstop nylon, respectively, and the codpiece is studded with quilter’s thumbtacks. The leg scales are stiff felt and hot glue sewed to the cutoff legs from an old pair of jeans, and the monster boots are just a pair of Goodwill platform boots with dragon head shells made from old milk jugs and papier mache. All of this over a black longsleeve t-shirt and a pair of his Mom’s black tights.

He won first prize in the ages 8-12 costume contest in downtown Statesboro this Halloween.

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