I always enjoy making my son’s costumes and each year I strive to top the last. He has previously been a bat, a ninja, a spider, and even the $5000 wedge from Wheel of Fortune. This year my husband suggested I go for a Flintstones theme since our son and my brother’s daughter are about the same age, and are basically dead ringers for Bam-Bam and Pebbles.
What turned into just two costumes for the kids quickly progressed into 6 costumes for everyone (Bam-Bam, Pebbles, Fred, Wilma, Barney & Dino for our dog), and then Halloween morning I had to whip up a last minute Betty costume when my brother’s girlfriend decided to join us for the festivities.
Each costume is made out of fleece, which I was happy to find on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics (50% off!), so the total cost of everything only came to $60! The Flintstones Family costumes were actually fairly simple to construct, I cut freeform what I thought were good patterns, sewed up the seams (and sewed on velcro where needed), then trimmed the bottoms into the ragged edges. I used a hot glue gun to attach the black spots and accessories.
The bones for the kids (on Bam-Bam’s belt and Pebbles’ hair) came from a Halloween decoration I already had, Wilma’s necklace is styrofoam balls shaved into rock shapes, and Bam-Bam’s stick is a wrapping paper tube sewn inside stuffed fleece.
We got many compliments as we walked around the neighborhood on Halloween night, and while I enjoyed how much other people appreciated all the hard work, it started to make me worry about how I am going to top these costumes next year…
Every year Our Medical school students committee has Bar Crawl. All 2nd years and above dress in costume. My friends and I dressed in a Homemade Flintstones Group Costume. Three of us were the Rubble family.
I was Betty Rubble. I handmade my dress by making a skirt and a halter neck top with my material. I attached the skirt and top together and added a black belt. I sewed the button and black ribbon together and tied the ribbon at the back of my neck. I used spare material to make a bow and tied it in the middle with extra ribbon i had.
For Bambam, I bought a cheap orange skirt and glued black triangles on it which I cut out of black felt. I bought fake fur material and wrapped it around his shoulder then fastened with safety pins. For the bones I glued on sqeaky pet toy bones which I bought from the pet shop. Also from the fancy dress shop we bought the bambam stick which was also squeaky :D
Barney costume was the easiet. I bought brought cheap brown material and sewed a loose fitting dress. Using extra black felt from bambams costume, i glued a cross at the neckline.
This Flintstones Costume was our 2007 Halloween costume. All were homemade except for the masks of course but they definitely made the costumes more realistic.
The funny feet on Fred were also store bought. We were a hit everywhere we went. Everyone wanted a picture with us. Good times. Wilma's necklace is Styrofoam balls painted to give them a stoneish look. We also carried around bear skin purses filled with shells to leave as tips and try to pay the bar tabs with it always got laughs.
Coolest Homemade Fred and Wilma Flinstone Costume 33
by Raquel P.
Homemade Fred and Wilma Flinstone Costume
Me and my boyfriend had this idea of a Homemade Fred and Wilma Flinstone Costume. We used only material of Textile manufacturing, cardboard tubes, tape, spray. We did ourselves the clothes and the car! Was not very easy, but the result was magnificent and we won the first prize;)
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