Monday, October 31, 2011

Meet the Flintstones!

Happy Halloween!
Flintstones, meet the Flintstones.  We're a modern stone age family.  From the town of Bedrock, it's a place right out of history.
{Anyone else singing that with me?!}

We got to dress up in our costumes for our church's trunk or treat on Saturday.   It was so much fun to have a family theme for our costumes.  We almost didn't include Grayson in our ensemble because as you may know, the Flintstones had the little girl- Pebbles.  Their friends Barney and Betty had the boy- Bam Bam.  But then I thought it'd be just as weird/sad not to include Gray in the fun.  So he's our little Bam Bam!  If I'd thought this through properly, I'd have just done Barney and Betty from the beginning.  Oh well.  I like Fred and Wilma's costumes better anyway!

 Our friends decorated their car with these cool teeth!  I love idea and had seen on Pinterest too.  So glad they did it!  It made Gray laugh.

 I made the Fred and Bam Bam costumes from scratch {Can you say that when not talking about food...?}, even the tie!  I'm pretty proud of that.  I made my necklace from scratch but the shirt and skirt I already had and just altered them.  I tried making the Wilma dress from scratch, but the tutorial I used was very confusing, poorly written, and I totally messed it up.  Luckily I had these white items in my closet that I didn't wear anymore.  And a big thanks to Josh for inspiring me to use them instead of giving up after the first failed attempt!  He's amazing.

And for those of you who are new to this blog in the last year, this was our family last year.  Pretty great costumes if I do say so myself!
Quite a few people had asked me how I was going to top my Flo costume.  Well, I couldn't, Flo was probably my best costume ever!  But I think I still did a good job with the Flintstones and upheld my reputation for another year, haha. :)

Gray also had one other costume- an otter! He wore this to a fall festival we went to on Friday.
 He didn't the love the hood too much

I did NOT make this costume, in case you had that crazy idea in your head.  I got it awhile back for an amazing deal online.  It was only $10 shipped!  Amazing, right?!  I just checked the site I got it from and they don't have it anymore.  Probably because it was on clearance when I bought it.  There's a bunch on ebay though. 

 "I don't want this on my head!"

 Otter tantrum!

He's so cute even mid-tantrum. :)

 We sure do love our otter baby!  This is what he'll wear if we go trick-or-treating tonight because it's so warm.  I haven't decided for sure if we will or not yet though. 

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Linking up to Funky Polkadot Giraffe's Costume Party!  Check it out and get some great ideas for next year's costumes. :)


Megan Wynn Volnoff said...

Can;t wait to dress up my nugget next year!!!

The Daytons said...

I love your Flintstones costumes, what a great idea, I love how you brought Bam Bam into it. I had thougt of doing Flintstones at one point but wasn't sure if it would have been weird to have two bam bams:) I love how they turned out, you did a great job on all of the costumes. And, we almost bought that otter costume as well, it is so cute! It was such an amazing deal but I couldn't figure out how to tie it in with a costume for Benson:) Such a good job and you should at least take Gray to a few houses so you can get some candy!

Ali Richardson said...

OMG!!! Freakin' adorable Jenna! I love LOVE love that your hubby gets dressed up too. Josh does too sometimes, but he's usually not too into it. Flo last year was genius, and your Josh looks just like the guy in the commercials :) Grayson is the cutest otter ever!!! Happy Halloween :)

The Reynolds said...

Your Flo costume was pretty amazing, but these are pretty great, too! And can I just say, I LOVE your little otter. So cute!

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

That is one Yabba-dabba-awesome family! Great work! Thanks for joining my Halloween Party!

Erin said...

Great work on the costumes Jenna! You guys looked so good. I love that the teeth cracked Grayson up! Too cute. I have some videos of Evan's tantrums at that age. Is it cruel of me that I think they are hilarious?! We need to Have Gray over to play soon. Evan was so excited to see him today in the "big kid" side at the Y!

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

You guys are adorable!

Grace said...

So cute!! You are amazing! :)

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Those are great costumes!! I tried to talk my husband into the Flinstones theme last year for our costumes, but he wasn't sold on the idea. FYI--I was totally singing along with the theme song! :)