Make your own Fred Flintstone Costume

“The Flinstones“ was a long–running animated series in the 1970s that is still popular today, in part, of course, to character Fred Flintstone. This Stone Age guy toiled all day in the rock quarry and then came home to his pretty wife Wilma and neighbors, Barney and Betty Rubble. If you are a fan of this prehistoric parody, then you can make your own Fred Flintstone costume that will go down in history.

Items needed to make your Fred Flintstone Costume

Items Needed:
3 yards orange fabric or fur
1 yard black fabric
yard light blue fabric
Fusible interfacing, like wonder under
Black wig
Leather sandals
Wooden club


Step 1: Fred Flintstone’s outfit is basically a “man dress“ that looks like it has been fashioned out of some kind of fur from a prehistoric creature, such as a Saber Tooth. You can copy this look with regular orange fabric. Fold fabric in half, selvage to selvage. Trim down sides to generously fit your girth. On the folded part of fabric, cut a triangle shape to create the opening for your head. With a sewing machine, sew up the sides starting from the bottom and going straight up, leaving room for your arms to hang out. Trim the bottom hem with a jagged edge.

Step 2: Layer black fabric over fusible interfacing. Cut out freeform spots and iron onto the orange costume following the manufacturer’s directions for the fusible interfacing. Make sure to cover the back of the Fred Flintstone costume as well.

Step 3: Wrap the light blue fabric around your neck in the fashion of a crude tie.

Step 4: If you don’t have dark hair, wear a black spiky wig there are several choices available from a more realistic wig to a wig that looks straight from the cartoons.

Step 5: Accessorize your Fred Flintstone costume with a wooden club and the proper footwear. You can either wear simple sandals, or wear a pair of over–sized costume “bare feet“.

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