So, we decided this year to make a group Halloween theme. My friend, Christina, and I have toddler’s 6 weeks apart and thought, “What a perfect idea...they can be Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm!” Then we figured, the kids can’t do it alone! So, I designed, re-created and sewed seven costumes for the group. We had Wilma, Fred, & Pebbles Flintstone; Barney, Betty & Bamm-Bamm Rubble & teenage-Bamm-Bamm. We also decided that carrying the kids around all night trick-or-treating (they can walk, but we didn’t want to make them!) was not a good idea. So, I searched the internet and saw pictures of a Flintstone car recreated on Instructables. This gave me the idea for the car! The Instructable didn’t have measurements, so we had to go from scratch, but it turned out great.
I was hoping to find a pattern at the fabric store for some of the costumes, but to no avail, I didn’t find one. So, I made all the costumes from scratch with my own patterns.
Fred Flintstone: I used a large t-shirt as a pattern and twill fabric. The tie is cut from Betty’s fabric (cotton interlock) and the black triangles are cut and ironed on with Pellon.
Wilma Flintstone: I used a snug-fitting tank top of hers for a pattern and used cotton interlock fabric. I sewed a few seams and luckily, it fit perfectly!! The necklace is made of different sized white Styrofoam balls on elastic string.
Pebbles Flintstone: I used a small shirt as a pattern and regular cotton fabric. The black triangles are cut and ironed on with Pellon.
Barney Rubble: I used a large t-shirt as a pattern and twill fabric, like Fred’s. The yellow “X” is made from ribbon.
Betty Rubble: I used cotton interlock fabric and a tank top for a pattern. I hemmed the back straight across and put elastic to hold it up. I cut in a semi-circle from the bottom of the armpits in the front to the neckline to make the halter-top. I sewed ribbons to the point to tie around my neck. I made a rectangle of fabric and squeezed together the middle to make the bow. Then I wrapped a piece of ribbon around it and hot glued it to a barrette.
Bamm-Bamm & Teenage Bamm-Bamm: I used fleece for the skirt/shorts and a flannel strip for the strap and hot glued on a rawhide dog bone. I used a baby skirt to design the pattern for baby Bamm-Bamm’s. Then I used a pair of gym shorts to design the pattern for Teenage Bamm-Bamm.
Enjoy the pics…we sure had a blast and got stopped several times trick-or-treating for other people to take our pictures…we were a hit!!
The whole crew:
Betty & Wilma and their babies:
Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm in the car: