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…