Sunday, November 16, 2014
First of all my respect and total admiration to Mr Barry Carr, I am a professional musician and although the music I do is a distant genre from rock and roll I've always been a huge fan of this music and an admirer of one of the most fabulous bands of all time KISS. So my story with the Gene Simmons Monster suit goes like this, at early 2014 we in the band decided that we would wear something special for this years Halloween since we always use a uniform in the band we would try a costume for that day. so I saw this an opportunity to dress as The Demon, I started to surf the net looking for the right thing and there where some cheap options of buying or renting but I didn't liked the quality offered and when I was about to give up I came upon Mr Carr's blog, man this looked like real thing, all the pics, the other satisfied customer, I didn't give it a second thought and contacted this man, long story short, the armor arrived on time, craftsmanship at its best, my wife was astonished when I tried on, the day of our concert band mates where so surprised when I showed up all dressed up and audience went crazy, man I was a big success that night, although I got to confess that is a suffering to perform like this when you are not use to this but I had a blast, I had one of the best nights, next week there was some radio station awards in Los Angeles and all people that I encountered from the industry that saw me on the social media was giving compliments and saying I was the best dressed on this years Halloween, I had great experience and I get to bring a supercool addition to my man cave putting that armor on display.
Thank you Barry Carr, you're an artist
Lake Elsinore Ca
Thank you Barry Carr, you're an artist
Lake Elsinore Ca
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I was introduced to KISS by my older Brother and Sister when I was about 5 years old, and the first time I seen Gene in his Destroyer Costume I thought where can I get a pair of those boots??!! The internet had not been invented yet so what was a young KISS fan to do? Years go by and then the reunion tour started and that sparked another interest to search out the infamous Dragon Boots. Now the internet had been around for awhile by then and Ebay was running strong. Unfortunately all I was able to find was boot shell halves. Not glued together and I would have been happy with that, but I did not come across them very often. I wanted a pair of Gene' LOVE GUN boots because I liked the look of the black shells better then the silver that came on the Destroyer Costume. So a few more years go by and I would do a few searches a month or so to see if anything new has come up from the boots, and the first real KISS boots that I came across was Motor Cowboy. I tried to contact them several times but never got a reply from them. Then I found a guy I think his name was Dave McBrayer. I was able to get a reply from him and I told him what I wanted and he told me he could do it and would get back to me in a couple of days with a price. I never heard from him again. I was still determined to have my boots since the searches were getting better and better every year I knew something or someone had to turn up. Now I think the year is 2007 maybe 2008 and I was doing more searches and came across this blog and it had these amazing pictures of all the members boots... It was Barry and his blog. I would stare at his pictures of his boots for hours on a daily basis and I was so blown away by how perfect they looked that I had to get in contact with Barry to see how much he charges. I called him and we had a brief conversation and It just wasn't a good time for me to spend that kind of money on a "want" item when there was more important "need" items I had to buy. I would still go to Barry's Blog every day to keep up with all the cool stuff he would be working on and putting out and I knew one day I going to just put my want needs before my need needs and buy a pair of LOVE GUN boots from Barry. Now it's 2014 and I was out of debt and had enough money saved up to do whatever I wanted so I said screw it if I don't get them now I probable never will. It was hard for me to justify spending the money on something so impractical, but any KISS fan will through all logic out the window when you start collected KISS stuff. I sent Barry a message and he tells me to call him so we could discuss all the details of what I wanted. I told him I wanted a pair of Gene Love Gun boots but without the leggings shin guards and he was a little concerned about the odd request but he did everything I asked and could not have been any more accommodating and was very professional. I did mention to him that I have always wanted a Gene Destroyer costume and he said he could do it and set up a payment option so it wasn't so much of a burden all at once. I told him let's wait and see how I like the Love Gun boots before I decide to start a Destroyer Costume. I already knew that once I seen the Love Gun boots I would want the Destroyer costume, but I was trying to be a responsible adult but that KISS logic kept me from being an adult and I ordered the Destroyer costume right after getting my Love Gun boots. Now don't get me wrong I had all the uneasy skeptical feeling that I'm sure any of you have about buying something from someone off the internet. You always read about the horror stories about people getting ripped off and never getting anything from it, But I'm sure anyone who has read any of these testimonies that you already know that Barry will do and get you everything you ask of him. He is the Best and most professional KISS costume builder that I have ever dealt with. I can guarantee you that I will be back for more and will never lose any sleep over doing business with Barry Carr. He is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be!!!
Thank you Barry
Keney from North Dakota