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How To Look Like Ace Frehley

Dressing up just like Ace Frehley from KISS (aka The Spaceman) is fun and easy with this incredible costume that includes the rocker wig, a black bodysuit with silver lightning bolts, rhinestones and metallic silver arm circles. This outfit does not include the sliver platform boots (as seen above), but they may be purchased separately.

Ace Frehley (lead guitar) is the stage name for Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley who was born in New York City on April 27, 1951. He joined the two co-founders - Gene Simmons (bass guitar) and Paul Stanley (vocals and guitar) - along with Peter Criss (drummer) to complete the original line-up for everyone's favorite rock band, KISS, in 1973.

In the early days, they tried many different looks, but eventually the guys in KISS each created their own unique stage persona with makeup and elaborate costumes.

Ace was very interested in graphic design, and it was he who came up with the band's signature double lightning bolt logo:

KISS Double Lightning Bolt Logo


The first song that Ace Frehley recorded vocals for was "Shock Me" (which he also wrote), and this song was inspired by his near electrocution during a live concert in Lakeland, Florida, on December 12, 1976.

Because of his love of science fiction, Ace settled on the spaceman costume and makeup.

To look like Ace Frehley, you'll want:

  • Long, straight dark hair, parted in the middle
  • White face makeup, with a silver star (or lightning bolts) over each eye
  • Black lips
  • Black bodysuit with rhinestones and metallic lightning bolts
  • Silver are circles
  • Silver platform boots

Your lightnin's all I need
My satisfaction grows
You make me feel at ease
You even make me glow
Don't cut the power on me
I'm feelin' low, so get me high

Shock me, make me feel better
Shock me, put on your black leather
Shock me, we can come together
~ Ace Frehley (Shock Me)

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