KISS and Rubie’s Costume company, the world’s largest manufacturer of Halloween costumes and costume accessories, have announced a worldwide licensing deal to recreate the iconic style of the blazing band that is always Dressed to Kill. KISS costumes, masks, wigs, and accessories for adults and children will ensure that the notorious Starchild, Demon, Spaceman, and Catman slay the scariest night of the year.

“I’ve always said you may not be able to look like KISS, but you can always feel like KISS. We’ve finally changed that, and I’m jazzed to see all the Starchilds and other KISS members in full uniform this year!” said Paul Stanley of KISS.

“With your new KISS costumes, you will release the Demon within you. You are the God of Thunder!” said Gene Simmons of KISS.

Retailers can preview KISS costumes and accessories now at Rubies.com. Orders will be accepted in summer 2011. Merchandise will be screaming into retail stores everywhere and available at KISSonline.com in time for Halloween 2011.

Intertainment Media Inc. has announced that Ortsbo.com, the social media, real time, language translation platform, with business partner and spokesperson Gene Simmons welcomes Paul Stanley, international rock legend and co-founder of KISS to its online multi-language global chat event. In addition to the online chat, which will attempt a world record for the most nationalities in an online chat room, the event — featuring a live, interactive studio audience — will be broadcast around the world via live streaming to computers, iPhones and Android devices.

People from all over the world, the four million KISS Facebook fans and the global KISS Army who pre-register at Ortsbo.com will have the opportunity to interact with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and present questions online in 53 languages. The real-time Ortsbo platform will instantly translate questions and answers in multiple languages, allowing viewers all over the world to review the online chat in their own native language — making this event a truly worldwide spectacle.

Paul Stanley comments: “For years people have debated on what language should be the common means of communication to connect people worldwide in the future. The future is now and the language is Ortsbo.”

Details are as follows:

KISS Live & Global
May 20
7:30 a.m. PST
Beverly Hills Hotel – Rodeo Ballroom
Beverly Hills, CA

“Ortsbo.com is taking a sledgehammer to the tower of Babel, allowing people around the world regardless of their native language to be part of this event and the conversation,” said Gene Simmons. “We are proud to have this opportunity to break down the language barriers and provide fans with the ability to chat with us in real time, as one people.”

Supporting Ortsbo.com presents, KISS Live & Global will be Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment and online ecommerce company. Along with the global chat with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, the event will provide people around the world with the ability to purchase a selection of entertainment merchandise and special promotions directly throughout the event. This event will provide a prototype for future global commercial events with Live Nation, their artists and Ortsbo.com. The event will also showcase the power of cloud computing, as the entire KISS Live & Global event will be managed through Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform.

The Ortsbo.com platform eliminates the need to cut/copy and paste text into a translator by automatically translating typed text into the specified language instantly unlike typical translation software. Users simply indicate the desired language for their intended recipient and Ortsbo does the rest. Ortsbo even lets users conduct multiple chat sessions simultaneously across multiple social networks in multiple languages in real time.

Here’s Gene the promotional god on KCAL 9 in Los Angeles talking about the upcoming global chat:

The first-ever Kiss Kruise: Wet, Wild & Rockin’ is setting sail October 13-17, 2011 from Miami, Florida to Half Moon Cay and Nassau, Bahamas on board the Carnival Destiny. KISS and Sixthman are joining forces to create the wettest, wildest, most rockin’ cruise in the Atlantic. KISS will be hosting this ship to bring you music, krazy onboard activities, and KISS-themed nights.

Everyone who signs up for the pre-sale and joins the KISS Army before 11:59 p.m. EST on May 22, 2011 will be part of the first round. KISS will be hosting this ship along with other artists to bring you nonstop music, krazy onboard activities, and rowdy theme nights. For more information on the ship, itinerary, and overall event, visit the Kiss Kruise: Wet, Wild, & Rockin’ dedicated web site www.thekisskruise.com when it launches on May 18.