Friends in Homemade Flintstones Family Halloween Costume at Peterburg, Indiana

One evening, spent with friends, we started talking about the Flintstones. Everyone said how much my husband Fred looked like Fred Flintstone. So we decided to go as Fred, Wilma and Dino and our friends decided to be Barney and Betty Rubble.

After searching for costumes and looking at prices I decided I would make them.

Fred’s costume: I took orange bath towels, sewed then together, cut the armholes and neckline out and jagged the bottom edge. I then took some teal fabric and made a tie. I took a black pair of pants and made them into shorts using the black fabric for triangles.

Barney’s costume: I found some curtains made out of a brown suede-like material for him. I cut the neck, armholes and bottom out. I took black shoe strings for the neckline.

Wilma’s costume: A white sweatshirt and a skirt made from a pair of shorts, cut at the edges in a “Flintstone way”.

Betty’s costume: I took a blue dress and cut the tiebacks out of the seam. I then took the seams out, ironed them and sewed them together to make a nice size piece of fabric. This became 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 two shawls for Wilma and Betty, lining them with fleece material for comfort and warmth.

Dinos’s costume was modified by adding more spots and making a few changes.

It was a fun-filled creative time. I loved designing them from things I already had. I estimate it cost about 50 dollars for all five costumes.