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How To Look Like Peter Criss

Dressing up just like Peter Criss from KISS (aka The Catman) is simple with this incredible kids costume that includes a black jumpsuit with belt, boot covers and Catman mask. This outfit does not include the Catman wig (as seen above), but it may be purchased separately.

Peter Criss (drums) is the stage name for George Peter John Criscuola who was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 20, 1945. He joined the two co-founders - Gene Simmons (bass guitar) and Paul Stanley (vocals and guitar) - along with Ace Frehley (lead guitar) to complete the original line-up for the ultimate rock band, KISS, in 1973.

In the early days, the band tried many different makeup looks, but eventually the guys in KISS all agreed that each member should create their own unique stage persona with makeup and elaborate costumes.

Growing up in the rough neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Peter felt that he had survived because he had nine lives, so he assumed the makeup and persona of the "Catman".

Peter actually sang lead on a few of KISS's early hits including: Black Diamond, Hard Luck Woman and the popular ballad Beth.

To look like Peter Criss, you'll want:

  • Long, dark hair (shoulder-length)
  • White face makeup, with green and black around each eye, two whiskers on each cheek, a silver nose and red lips
  • Black bodysuit with rhinestones
  • Black boots

Beth, I hear you callin'
But I can't come home right now
Me and the boys are playin'
And we just can't find the sound
Just a few more hours
And I'll be right home to you
I think I hear them callin'
Oh Beth, what can I do?
Beth what can I do?
~ Peter Criss (Beth)

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