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How To Look Like Paul Stanley

Dressing up just like Paul Stanley from KISS (aka The Starchild) is easy and fun with this killer costume that includes a black low v-cut shirt and silver stars and sequins, matching black pants, long black wig, studded belt and studded choker.

Paul Stanley (frontman and guitar) is the stage name for Stanley Harvey Eisen who was born New York City, on January 20, 1952. He co-founded the band with Gene Simmons (bass guitar) - and soon the lineup was complete with the additions of Ace Frehley (lead guitar) and Peter Criss (drums), in 1973.

Early on, the band experimented with many different makeup looks, but eventually they all agreed that each member should create their own unique stage persona with makeup and elaborate costumes.

Stanley actually personified "The Bandit" with a makeup mask similar to something the Long Ranger wore for a few shows in 1973, but eventually "The Starchild" won and became his persona.

According to a readers poll from Gibson, Paul Stanley was named the 13th best band frontman.

To look like Paul Stanley, you'll want:

  • Long, dark hair (shoulder-length)
  • White face makeup, with a black star around your right eye and red lips
  • Black bodysuit with rhinestones
  • Platform boots

Nothing could ever stop Kiss. I've seen the band in down times where critics were like vultures circling overhead saying things like, 'Well, you know it's the end of your career.'
~ Paul Stanley

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