Saturday, March 23, 2013


We played our first gig last night as Canada's Ultimate KISS tribute band… ROCK n' ROLL OVER…. Its one thing to HAVE any old Ace Frehley costume to wear, and another thing to LOOK AND FEEL like Ace Frehley because of  the authenticity, quality and precision of a BARRY CARR made costume. Don't look anywhere else. My Ace Frehley made Barry Carr costume had the place rocking and rolling all night long…..

Konstantine (Toronto, Canada)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

doing repairs for KISSNATIONs DEMON

This was my second time working with Barry and again, his knowledge of KISS costuming impressed me.
Since I first bought my Destroyer-era armor, Barry has been there 100% of the way with me – answering my questions and assisting me with maintenance and repairs. After 2+ years of playing in KISSNation, I needed some improvements to my armor which Barry was instrumental in designing and implementing.
I’m also looking forward to our next project, a Love Gun/Alive II era Demon costume. More on that soon…
As I’ve said before, if you're looking for an authentic KISS costume and want the best - well you got it - Barry Carr!!

John M. Pinna

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I make every era costume any member and here is SONIC BOOM

I never in 1 million years ever thought I would get a KISS costume like this. I am not artistically talented enough to make my own and after doing some research I came across Barry Carr via facebook. I was a little hesitant because I could not figure out how anyone could take this short, stocky guy (giving myself a little slack) and make a Gene Simmons Demon costume that didn’t look like a dime store knock off. I decided to contact Barry and he responded quickly. We discussed my issues and decided Sonic Boom era would be best. Barry sent me a huge list of measurements, like I had never seen before, so I knew he was serious about his craft. We also reviewed payment options, etc. prior to starting the project. Barry was extremely knowledgeable and up front about his policies. We spoke many time during the course of the costume, unfortunately there were several delays but Barry notified about each one and why, all of which were valid, I really enjoyed talking to him he is a living KISS encyclopedia. Finally I got my costume in two parts: first came the boots. WOW it was the coolest feeling to walk in those, later the armor came. Unfortunately there was minor damage due to shipping. I contacted Barry and the issue was immediately rectified. He was also nice enough to tell me how to maintain the costume. I was extremely pleased, no wait EXCITED LIKE A KISS ON CHRISTMAS, when I put on the whole costume its AWESOME!!!! I felt just like the Demon. Thank you Barry I hope my wife let me get another costume soon!

Frank Vigliotti

Taking care of my customers above all!

I bought my Destroyer era costume from Barry about 2 year ago ... After a couple Halloweens it needed some touch ups..... Had a small crack on the breastplate. I spoke with Barry about this and he told me he could fix it up no problem ! In no time I had my armor back from him and it looks amazing !!! Barry is the King of KISS costumes !!!

William Douglas

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Deen Castronovo our most recent customer and great friend and drummer for JOURNEY has proven to me.."DON'T STOP BELIEVING

Hey Barry,

" I got Barry's info from a friend in Toronto... After seeing Barry's work, I decided to purchase all 4 KISS Destroyer-era costumes, as well as the Gene Simmons Monster costume, and all 4 Dynasty-era costumes for my KISS shrine/office!  Craftsmanship is incredible, and true to life. It took a few months to get em, but were definitely worth the wait. Thanks Barry!!  Sincerely, Deen Castronovo "

Proof that I make a product that will last!

Just want to say thank for a great job on my boots. They are 4 years old now and still in great shape. Thanks also for telling me how do touch ups to keep them looking new. I wear them often to some shows and such and they hold up with no problems.
When I was looking for a pair of Destroyer boots I was looking at a few people you stood out from the rest, and there were some people saying some negative things about you so I figured you must be good if they are taking time to do that. Bottom line is, they were wrong, I bought a great pair of boots that are worth every dollar. Looking forward getting some new stuff soon.