Most of us remember the “Flintstones” — if not from the original animated television sitcom from the 1960’s, then from either the movie or the reruns on Nick at Night.  They’re American icons, in the best sense of the word.  From the silly car to their pet dinosaur, you could count on a chuckle or two, no matter how old you were.

Meant to portray your average Stone Age man, the series revolved around Fred and Wilma Flinstone and their best buddies, their neighbors Betty and Barney Rubble.  Although the show hasn’t been on the air for over 50 years, Seth MacFarlane (of “Family Guy” fame) was planning a revival for the show. But (as of this writing, it doesn’t look promising anymore.

So, if you’d like to “act live a caveman,” here’s your chance.

Officially Licensed Flintstones™ Costumes

Make sure you check the page to be certain the accessories you want are also included in the costume.  If not, they usually make a recommendation on the page if you decide you want to add accessories!


Flintstones Fred Flintstone Costume

Fred Flintstone

Yabba Dabba Do. Who doesn’t know that phrase? It’s Fred Flinstone, of course, the patriarch of the whole Flintstone clan. Frederick Joseph “Fred” Flintstone. Husband to Wilma, Daddy to Pebbles and best friend of Dino, the pet dinosaur. Fred and family live in Bedrock, although their exact address seemed to change a few times over the years.

Being a caveman didn’t stop Fred & Friends from having such modern conveniences as telephones, cars and washing machines — although not quite the same versions we enjoy today.

Fred’s character was apparently loosely based on the Ralph Cramden character from the popular 1950’s TV show, “The Honeymooners.” Same personality. He works as a “bronto crane operator” at a rock and gravel pit (of course) and then, later in life, at the police department. You can read Fred’s whole life story here.

Fred Flinstone Costume

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Wilma Flintstone Costume

Is it my imagination or
does this model look a
little like Lucille Ball?

Wilma Flintstone

Long-suffering Wilma. She does remind you a little bit of Ralph Cramden’s wife on the old “Honeymooners” TV show. Always suffering through Fred’s attempts to improve his family’Baby Mammoth Vacuums lot in life, usually with disastrous results. Through it all Wilma remains the level-headed one in the family, and on more than one occasion she is the one to bail Fred out of his latest predicament.

During the show’s third season, Wilma gives birth to Pebbles. After she’s all grown up and flown the coop, Wilma starts a catering business with her best friend, Betty, and ultimately becomes a granny to Pebbles children. (Still, hard to picture!)

Fred Flinstone Costume

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Betty Rubble Flintstones Costume

Betty Rubble

Wilma’s BFF, Betty, is (for reasons we can’t figure) married to Barney.
Once again, the Betty character refers back to “The Honeymooners” – this time the character reference is Trixie Norton, wife of Ed Norton and next door neighbor to the Cramdens. Sound familiar? Betty Rubble is not really a very well developed character, as we most often see her playing second fiddle to either Wilma or Barney, but still…she seems very sweet and is extremely fond of her hubby. Her humorous link to the 21st century is her “Mammoth Vacuum Cleaner” (seen being used by Wilma in the photo on the right) and her “Pelican Washing Machine” — both clever takes on our modern appliances.

Fred Flinstone Costume

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The Flintstones Barney Rubble Costume

Barney Rubble

Fred’s best friend and next door neighbor. This short little blond guy is the man we are supposed to believe that Betty fell in love with? Okay. As with the other Flinstones characers, this one is based on The Honeymooners — this time, Ed Norton. While he usually didn’t agree with Fred’s various get-rich schemes, he went along with him because he was his best bud. (“Whatever you say, Fred.”)

He and Fred are both members of the fictional “Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes” (Lodge No. 26), a men-only club paralleling real-life fraternities such as the Loyal Order of Moose. Since Barney was a talented musician, he was often depicted as playing the piano or drum.

Like Fred’s “yabba dabba do,” Barney also has his famour catchphrase “Scooby-dooby-doo!”

Fred Flinstone Costume

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Flintstones Dino Dog Costume

Dino (Dog Costume)

Dino, a prosauropod dinosaur, is the Flintstones’ pet that barks and generally acts like a dog. A running gag in the series involves Dino knocking down Fred out of excitement and licking him repeatedly. Though this irritates Fred a lot, he generally likes Dino very much.

Fred Flinstone Costume

 

Flintstones Bamm Bamm Costume

Bamm-Bamm

Bamm-Bamm Rubble is the Rubbles’ abnormally strong adopted son, whom they adopt during the fourth season; his name comes from the only phrase he ever speaks as a baby: “Bamm, Bamm!”

Fred Flinstone Costume

 

Flintstones Pebbles Costume

Pebbles

Pebbles Flintstone is the Flintstones’ infant daughter, who is born near the end of the third season.

Fred Flinstone Costume

 

See All Flintstones Costumes, Sizes & Accessories Here

Flintstones Family Tree

Here’s an interesting family chart I found, although it’s hard for me to imagine that Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm had kids!  Also, there is some dispute about Wilma’s maiden name.  Was it “Pebbles” or “Slaghoople” or “Sufflehooper” — If it was Pebbles, then her daughter’s name makes even more sense…

 

Flintstones Family Tree

Here’s the classic Flintstones theme song:

Next time you’re going to the Grand Canyon…

Flintstones Bedrock City – AZ

On a recent trip to the Grand Canyon I stopped by a novelty cafe (and “amusement park”?) called Flintstones Bedrock City.  It is literally out in the middle of nowhere, which is somehow appropriate.  It looks like they’ve got it up for sale (in 2016), which doesn’t surprise me because I wasn’t thrilled with the level of maintenance at the place.  But still it’s a quick stopover if you’re near Williams/Valle, AZ, and is one of only two Hanna-Barbera sanctioned parks in the whole U.S.  So, stop by and (if nothing else) take a picture of the Fred Flintstone sign out front.

There is another Flintstones Amusement Park in SD, and although I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting there, it certainly looks like a fun place. They were sold in 2015, and are hoping to reopen under new ownership if they can get the OK from Warner Bros. to continue using the characters.