Make your own Betty Rubble Costume


“The Flinstones“ was a long–running animated series in the 1970s that is still popular today, in part, of course, to the character Betty Rubble. Betty Rubble was the perky next–door–neighbor who served as Wilma Flintstone’s best friend. The two of these ladies put up with a lot of the Stone Age shenanigan’s from their husbands, Barney and Fred. Fans of this prehistoric parody can create a Betty Rubble costume that is sure to go down in history. Yabba–dabba–do!

Items needed to make your Betty Rubble Costume

Items Needed:
3 yards bright blue fabric
12 Styrofoam balls
Large blunt needle
Yarn
Paint
Brunette wig
Bone belt or bracelet

Instructions:

Step 1: Betty Rubble (along with Wilma Flintstone) wore dresses that were oozing with Stone Age style. While Wilma is usually shown wearing animal prints, Betty likes to keep it simple with bright colors such as royal blue. An easy Betty Rubble costume to copy is a dress with a large attached necklace that helps keep it up. First, lay out your fabric folded crosswise; trim a strip off to fit your figure better (save this strip). Also cut across the folded part, thus creating two pieces.

Step 2: Keeping the two pieces together, sew up the sides from top to bottom. You’ll now have a “tube“. Fold under top and bottom each 1“ and sew down near raw edge to secure. On one side open up seam and slip through enough elastic to hold the dress securely over your chest.

Step 3: Use blunt needle and yarn to string the 12 Styrofoam balls; this will be your “rock“ necklace. Paint the necklace any color you like to represent a certain gem or mineral type. You can even “carve“ the Styrofoam to look more like stones.

Step 4: Slip on dress and tie remaining piece of fabric around your waist like a sash (cut down if needed). Tie on necklace and let hang low enough that it touches the top of your dress, safety pin to secure.

Step 5: If you don’t have brown hair, wear a brunette character wig done up in Betty Rubble’s signature style from the cartoons.

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