This Homemade Flintstones Group Costume idea started one warm spring evening while with friends we started talking about the Flintstones. Everyone said how much my husband Fred looks like Fred Flintstone. SOOOOOOOOOOOO we made plans for the following October. I began searching for costumes and after looking at prices for 5 costumes I decide I could make them.
First for Fred’s costume I searched for the right color of orange bath towels, sewed then together and cut the armholes and neckline out and jagged the bottom edge. Then I took some teal fabric and made a tie. I took a black pair of pants and used the black fabric for triangles. I found some brown suede material that was used for a window covering, cut them and sewed together to make Barney. I cut the neck armhole and bottom out. I took black shoe strings for the neckline.
For Wilma I took a white sweatshirt, the skirt was a pair of shorts I made into a skirt and cut the edges in a “ Flinstone way”. For Betty's outfit I took a blue dress, cut the tiebacks out of the seam. I ironed them, sewed them together to make a nice size piece of fabric. This made the top of Betty's dress. I took some black leather from the Zebra seat covers to make the neckline and a seashell for the jewelry. I took Zebra seat covers, tore them apart and made Wilma and Betty a shawl by lining them with fleece material for comfort and warmth. Dinos’s costume was modified by adding spots and making a few changes.
It was fun-filled creative time. I loved designing them form things I already had. I estimate it cost about 50 dollars for all five costumes. In honor of Barney (Tony 40) who passed away since then. We miss and love him very much.