Category Archives: Potential Halloween Costumes

The KISS family

KISS Header

After years of planning, we may finally go the KISS route this Halloween —

My husband can now look exactly like Gene because the ‘authentic’ Gene Simmons’ Demon outfit is now available to all… for USD 500!  Gene, gene, gene – such a businessman


In our plans, my daughter is supposed to be Paul/Starchild (since no one else wants to be) but dressing up as mini-Gene is too adorable to pass up…

Demon Kids Costume

Or, she could come in the too CUTE Toddler Ace Frehley/Spaceman costume:

Kids costume Ace

Hmm…even kids who dress like Paul Stanley/Starchild can’t help acting a little cheeseball:

Kids costume Starchild

I’ll obviously be Peter Criss/Catman, but I refuse to dress up in this creepy adult version (with thigh cut-outs)…adult-catman-costume

Whether we do this Halloween 2009 or not, we take comfort in knowing that EVERY family can now be a KISS family“You wanted the best, You got the best!”  Woo hoo!


Fun with Lederhosen

lederhosen men



I had a great time watching “The Sound of Music” the other night with my 3-year old.  I’ve always wanted to go to Austria as a result of having grown up with this classic film.  The lovely views of the green hillsides, the beautiful architecture, and then I saw Kurt and Friedrich sing “D0, Re, Mi” in their lederhosen

There’s just something about the Bavarian traditional costume…  Lederhosen is directly translated as “leather pants” and was worn by highland German and Austrian men.  It’s rather cute on little boys and I guess on some grown-ups too.








Not so cute

Not so cute


I'm on the fence with this one

I'm on the fence with this one


Kind of scary - when lederhosen goes bondage...

SCARY. Bad bondage lederhosen... (check if you're brave)


Authentic picture of George Bush in Lederhosen

Authentic photo of George Bush on his Bavaria tour


Boris Becker lederhosen

Boris Becker: Looking good in lederhosen



There’s apparently been such a resurgence of interest in lederhosen, that these best-selling toys had to be made:


The perfect pocket toy – a wind-up, hopping pair of lederhosen

Hopping Lederhosen

The little man on the packaging is in his briefs, chasing his pants : (



Gamma Deathbot Leder


He does your dirty work for you... while dressed as an Alp dweller toting a beer stein!



Who wouldn’t want an electronic yodeling pickle? 

Yodelling Pickle

Press the big button, hold the pickle to your ear and instantly feel like you're in the Alps



It took great minds to come up with the remote-controlled, hopping and yodeling pair of lederhosen

RC Lederhosen

The remote control is a knockwurst sausage. Ingenious.



So auf wiedersehen, lederhosen!  We shall meet again, I’m sure. 

Lederhosen as it was meant to be worn

Cool! Lederhosen as it was meant to be worn


Bruno Lederhosen


The latest in children’s fashion… ZZ Top??

What a GREAT tribute to ZZ Top from Diesel, taken at this year’s Pitti Immagine Bimbo fashion show in Florence.  I hope they played “Sharp-dressed Man” when these kids walked the runway (see below).

ZZ Top Kids clothes

With my husband in a mullet, wayfarers, and a mustache as Frank Beard, and with two furry guitars for the kids, this would also make the perfect Halloween group costume! 

Speaking of “Sharp Dressed Man”, here’s the video from 1983 (a GREAT year in music videos if you ask me).  You just have to say “Whee-heeew!”  I love these classic videos with loose women, that car, and the hilarious makeover storylines (I miss Legs!)…   Update: ugh, they just took the classic video off Youtube! Here’s a live version instead.   Bummer, I love that ’83 video.