Pebbles Flintstone, the daughter of Fred and Wilma, makes for a perfect Halloween costume idea. She is also a great choice as part of a Flintstones family costume, or for pairing up with a Bam Bam costume for siblings or couples.
Pebbles is featured at different ages and in various cartoon caveman-type outfits throughout the Flintstones franchise. However, she is most recognizable (and the cutest) as a little girl wearing teal bloomers and a lime-green and black animal print tunic. A white bone hair accessory in her bright orange topknot is another essential element of any Pebbles Flintstone costume. A DIY version is easy to make, requires no sewing, and can be put together even at the last minute.
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Read on for our DIY tutorial. Happy Halloween and yabba dabba doo!
Things You'll Need
Lime-green loose-fit T-shirt, tunic or sweatshirt
Teal, blue or green shorts
Plastic white dog bone
Temporary orange hair dye (optional)
Hot glue (optional)
Hair clip, barrette or hair elastic (optional)
Draw the animal print appliques
Using chalk, draw shapes on the black felt to resemble the black animal-print shapes on Pebbles' tunic. Refer to a picture of Pebbles Flintstone (or Fred Flintstone, who wears a similar print) if needed. Draw a variety of rough triangles, ovals, semicircles or similar organic shapes; there's no need to be precise.
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Cut out and arrange the appliques
Cut out the felt shapes using scissors and arrange approximately half of them across the front of the lime-green T-shirt, tunic or sweatshirt. Space the shapes evenly apart and rearrange them until you're happy with the design.
Glue the appliques
One at a time, lift the black appliques and apply a thin, even layer of fabric glue to the reverse side. Press them back into place on the shirt. Leave the shirt undisturbed until the glue has dried. (You can sew the appliques in place instead of gluing them if you prefer.)
Repeat on the back
Repeat the applique arranging and gluing process on the back of the T-shirt, tunic or sweatshirt. Wait for the fabric glue to fully dry before putting on the Pebbles costume.
Add the shorts
Wear a pair of teal, green or blue shorts under the shirt. Pebbles wears teal bloomers as a diaper cover, which could be an appropriate choice for an infant costume. For older costume wearers, any style of solid-colored shorts are an ideal alternative.
Pebbles’ animal-print tunic and hair bone are recognizable enough that you could skip the shorts and still have a great-looking DIY Halloween costume. If the T-shirt, sweatshirt or tunic you choose is long enough or if you are able to find a lime-green dress, wear it without the shorts. Add neutral-colored tights or leggings underneath for warmth and coverage if you wish.
Create Pebbles’ hairstyle
To be recognizable as Pebbles, it helps to have red or bright orange hair. Unless you're already a redhead, achieve the look with temporary orange hair dye, available in spray or liquid form. Put your hair in a topknot—a messy bun right at the top of the crown. A high ponytail could also be a good choice depending on hair length.
Add the bone
Pull forward a 1-inch section of hair from the bun or ponytail and wrap it around the center of a plastic bone. Wrap the hair so that the bone lies flush with the front of the bun or ponytail and secure it in place using bobby pins. As an alternative, use hot glue to attach a hair clip, barrette or hair elastic to the bone and clip or wrap it in place.
Choose some footwear
Pebbles Flintstone is usually shown to be barefoot, but skipping shoes isn't a good idea if you're trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party. Flat sandals or any plain-looking shoes should work well with the Pebbles costume. Animal-print footwear could be a great complement to the costume.