The housewives of Bedrock & their cavemen hubbies! I like to think of us as the new-age Flintstones & Rubbles since our guys are all tatooed up.
I made these Homemade Bedrock Group Costumes for my boyfriend and I, and for his sister and her boyfriend. We were the coolest Wilma, Fred, Betty and Barney. It was also great going out together as couples.
Since I could not find any specific patterns for these costumes, I just improvised and drafted my own from some regular clothing patterns I had. We bought wigs online; these were the only things not handmade. All the fabric and costume accessories were from Joanns. Here's more of a breakdown:
Fred's costume consisted of an orange fleece garment with black felt pieces sewn on. He wore a teal taffeta tie and died his hair black for the occasion!
Wilma wore a white stretch satin dress with a pearl necklace, stuffed by hand.
Barney's costume was a brown fleece garment with a black leather "x".
Betty wore a blue stretch matte satin dress with a large white button on the front attached to a black suede neck piece. She had a handmade blue bow for the hair.
We received tons of compliments on Halloween night and had our pictures taken with random people! The only thing that could have made it better was if we had had our own Pebbles & Bam-Bam. Well, maybe in a few years time!
Anyway, it's time to start planning for next year's costumes!
For my son's 2nd Halloween we went as the Homemade Rubble Family Costume from the Flintstones. All 3 costumes were homemade, Barney, Betty and Bambam. I unfortunately cant find the photo of Barney but here are the other 2.
Betty: I found a light blue dress at Value Village. I cut off the sleves and sewed the neck into an A shape. I used a thick black satin ribbon to attach the front to the back around the neck and with a glue gun and felt I added the 'white stone' in the front. I cut the bottom of the dress in a random patern. I tied a blue bow to a black headband and wore a short black wig (i have long blonde hair).
Bambam: I didnt want my son going around in just a loin cloth. I found a tan long sleve shrit and tan pants. The skirt was cut out of felt and I glued the black felt triangles on in a random pattern. The back fastened with Velcro. The shoulder strap was cut out of the same felt used for 'Barney's' costume. The front was glued on and the bone shape was cute out of felt and glued on also. The back of the strap was also attached by velcro for easy on and off.
Costumes turned out great and my son loved running around yelling "BAMBAM" and smacking things...never should have taught him that.
My 11 year old daughter made this betty rubble costume using some blue material lying around the house and her sewing machine. She just made a cylinder top, and added a neck strap to hold it. Her little cousin is the model, holding her doll to match. The skirt is also a cylinder, at the top she added a waist band and cut the bottom to resemble betty's dress. to make sure it didnt fray, she put fabric glue all around the edges of the skirt. it took her about four hours to make this cute costume! She had to re-make the top, since it didnt fit. The hairbow was made from the material scraps and a embellishment flower in the middle. My niece is going to rock it this halloween!