Looking for a cute, easy DIY couples costume? These DIY Fred and Wilma Flintstone costumes are easy and fun! (Fun fact: Did you know the first Flintstones episode aired in 1960!) The DIY Fred costume was found at Good Will for $5.00 and inspired me to make the Wilma Flintstone costume. I turned an XXL white mens t-shirt into a white one shoulder dress for $3!
What you need to make a Wilma Flintstone costume
- 1 White 3XL T-shirt (I got mine for half price at a craft store = $3)
- Sewing machine
- 2 inch Styrofoam balls (1/2 price =$2)
- Orange hair spray ($3)
How to make a DIY Wilma costume
You need 3 main pieces to make an awesome Wilma Flintstone costume- white, one shoulder dress, “stone” necklace, and orange hair! The following steps lay out how to make a one shoulder dress in less than 15 minutes.
Step 1- Pin up t-shirt
First, I put the 3XL t-shirt on inside out and pinned up the sides to fit like a dress. Getting the dress is off is the tricky part.
Step 2- Sew
I used my sewing machine to sew 2 curved lines, using the pins as my guide, up the side of the white t-shirt.
Step 3- Cut off the shoulder
Next, I used scissors to cut the neck and shoulder off to make it a one shoulder dress. I left all the edges raw. I turned the 3XL mens t-shirt into a one shoulder dress in 15 minutes!
To make the Wilma necklace, I used an ice pick to punch a hole threw the 2 inch styrofoam ball, and then strung the styrofoam balls with a piece of string.
Our friends went as a tourist and a sailor. You can’t see his orange Croc’s in the picture above, but the whole costume was pretty entertaining. The old school camera actually worked too!
What do you think of our DIY Fred and Wilma Flintstone Costumes? I’d love to hear…
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Comments & Reviews
Alli @ Tornadough Alli says
This is such a cute and easy idea! I should really get into making my own and my kids costumes. My mom used to do it for me when I was little, but I’m not to sure with my way around a sewing machine. I can hand stitch though so I got that going for me. Thank you so much for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday we hope to see you again this week!
Shellie Bowdoin says
Cute costumes and it’s nice to not spend a fortune on something for one night. I’m so happy you joined our #OMHGWW linkup party this week!
What an awesome couples costume 🙂
Thanks for sharing the idea. Fred and wilma is one of the best character showed in Cartoon Network
Jennifer aka Baby Making Mama says
Uuuum, can we please borrow your Fred and Wilma costume? It’ll make things way easier for me 😉 We can meet for lunch and the exchange! 🙂
Jamie Dorobek says
Sure! I know I still have Fred, but Wilma might have fallen apart, ha!
Amy Handley says
Great costume! However, I need to know where your shoes came from that you were wearing in the Fred &wilma pic??? Omg too cute!!! They look like Sibecca but I can’t find them!!!!!
Ekramul Haque says
I loved your unique and creative costumes and had to add you to my round-up, “87 Creative Halloween Couples Costumes” (http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/halloween/87-creative-couples-costumes/). Thanks for being awesome and Happy Halloween from The Dating Divas xox
Jamie Dorobek says
Thanks for including me!
how do you make the sailor costume?
I love your costume! We make our costumes, too! You can see them on the Halloween post….Your Wilma idea was super easy AND super cute!
Melanie's Randomness says
I love that you guys were Wilma & Fred!! Super Cute!!!
Jennifer Juniper says
Very cute 🙂 I love the use of the giant t-shirt to make the dress!