Halloween Refashion: Fred & Wilma Flintstone

By Guest Author: Marisa Glied

*Note* We wanted to share what our guest author Marisa did last Halloween to inspire any other DIY-ers out there for this year’s Halloween costumes.*

Going through my blog photos and I realized that I never posted my Halloween Refash. I have been really slacking! Sheesh, I’m sorry readers! Nothing like posting this 2 months late ?

So with out further delay, there is mine and my hubbies Halloween Refashions!

We decided to go as Fred and Wilma Flintstone! I’ve been trying to make it a point of dressing up as characters who have red hair so I can use my natural hair and not a wig. It’s actually a fun challenge!

For Fred Flintsone:

I purchased 2 XXL white polos from the Salvation Army.

I used a box of Tangerine Rite dye and used the washing machine directions.

Being the caveman that Fred Flintstone is I needed to make my husband a manly tunic. I cut off the top of 1 polo.

I then sewed both polos together.

I cut triangles out from the bottom on the tunic to give it a primitive effect. I also did the same to the sleeves.

I believe Fred’s tunic was supposedly made from a sabertooth tiger’s pelt. I cut out the sabertooth spots from black felt.

I planned on using fabric glue to attach the felt spots to the tunic. When gluing fabric together I always wrap my cutting mat in wax paper so that the other side of the fabric doesn’t get glued together by mistake!

I used Fabric Fusion to glue the spots to the tunic! I paired this tunic with a blue tie I found at the thrift store as well!

For Wilma Flintstone:

I try my best to make my costumes as close to the actual characters. If you’ve seen any premade Wilma costumes they are just a long straight white tunic. Now if you notice Wilma in the cartoon you would see that her dress has a bubble bottom.

I found this perfect skater skirt at the thrift store! Only problem was that it had a black waistband.

I cut triangles out from the bottom of my skirt. Again, to make it look more primitive.

For my top I used this white long sleeved shirt.

I removed one of the arms.

Then cut the shirt on a diagonal to make it a one shoulder top.

I used the fabric from the sleeve I removed to sew over top of the black waistband.

Now you can’t be Wilma without a big rock necklace! I drilled holes in styrofoam balls and linked them together with white ribbon.

Annnnnd Ta Da!!!

Fred and Wilma Flintstone ?

Happy Refashioning!!!

Interested in more great Refashions by Marisa? Stay tuned to Blue Water Healthy Living, and be sure to, “like” us on Facebook. Also check out Marisa on her blog TheRefashStash.


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About the author

Marisa Glied

My name is Marisa, phonetically that’s Marie-sa and I am the writer of TheRefashStash. I started TheRefashStash 2 years ago when I seriously got into sewing as a hobby. You could say I have been refashioning before I even knew what refashioning was! I started by paining my own custom t-shirts, taking in clothes and then making my own prom dress! What is refashioning, you may ask? To me refashioning is taking an article of clothing and making it something new! This could be as simple as changing buttons on a shirt or making a suit jacket into a fabulous new purse! Refashioning is all about being creative! TheRefashStash is also a contributor on the community refashion blog: Refashion Co-Op. I have also participated in the friendly online sewing competitions: Refashion Runway Season 3, and came in 3rd place in Refashion Runway Season 4: Allstars.

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