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Secret Squirrel from Secret Squirrel

Secret Squirrel (voiced by Mel Blanc) is a secret agent in the same-named cartoon series.  Agent 000 of the International Sneaky Service utilizes all of the fun gadgets at his disposal to thwart enemy agents and fight crime.  To recreate the 60s cartoon character, you’ll definitely need a purple bucket hat and a grey trench coat.  You may have to cut a hole in the back of the coat to make sure everyone can see your furry tail.  To cap off the look, either don a squirrel mask under your hat, or forego the latex for a purple domino mask.

Gargamel from The Smurfs

Gargamel is a wizard and the main antagonist of The Smurfs television program, comic books, and associated films.  Gargamel created Smurfette, who was later brought to life by Papa Smurf, but has sworn to eliminate the Smurfs.  He also has an orange cat named Azazel who helps him antagonize the Smurfs.  Gargamel is a balding man with dark hair and bushy eyebrows.  He wears a black robe with green patches on the elbows and a purple patch on the abdomen.  If you want to go the extra mile and add these embellishments to a black monk’s robe, you can use colored felt squares cut to size and either sewn or glued in place.

Betty Rubble from The Flintstones

Betty Rubble from The Flintstones

Betty Rubble stole the hearts of millions when she hit the air with the 1960 premier of The Flintstones. Her husband Barney and son Bamm-Bamm keep her busy most of the time. But when she gets a minute to herself you can probably find her with her best friend Wilma Flintstone.

Betty’s look is pretty iconic. Her dress is easily found as a ready-made costume that usually comes with a blue bow, though some dress tape might be handy for keeping the dress in the right spot. Once you have her dress all you’ll need is a black wig and a gorgeous plum lipstick to finish off her look.

If you plan on wearing the costume out, shoe can get tricky. Many people opt for black pumps given Betty is a bit of a prehistoric pinup. But there are other options such as skin-tone flats or “invisible shoes” like those in this tutorial.

george jetson from the jetsons

George Jetson from The Jetsons

On the cartoon sitcom The Jetsons, George (voiced by George O’Hanlon) is the husband of Jane and father of Judy and Elroy.  Though he is a loving and devoted family man, he often finds himself and his family in ridiculous situations because of poor decisions he has made.  George’s outfit consists of a white shirt with popped collar, green belt, and blue pants.  By trimming a Ziggy Stardust wig, you can achieve George’s trademark orange hair.

lou strickland from top cat

Lou Strickland from Top Cat

Lou Strickland (voiced by Rob Schneider in the U.S. version of the film) is the new police chief and main antagonist of Top Cat: The Movie. Lou pursues Top Cat after TC steals his Lazlo-Lazlo concert tickets. Lou has ginger colored hair and a noticeably hairy mole on the point of his chin. He wears a red bow tie, green blazer, and brown pants pulled up very high on his waist.

judy jetson from the jetsons

Judy Jetson from The Jetsons

Judy Jetson (voiced by Janet Waldo) is the daughter of Jane and George, and older sister of Elroy.  Judy is a typical teenager, with many of her interests revolving around boys and her electronic diary DiDi.  Judy wears bright pink clothes and has white hair.  By trimming a long white wig with side swept bangs to be shorter, and pulling it into a high ponytail, you can recreate this look.

elroy jetson from the jetsons

Elroy Jetson from The Jetsons

Elroy Jetson (voiced by Daws Butler) is the youngest member of The Jetsons family.  He is the brother of Judy, and the son of Jane and George.  Elroy wears a green baseball cap and green overalls, with an oversized red collar.

jane jetson from the jetsons

Jane Jetson from The Jetsons

On The Jetsons, Jane Jetson (voiced by Penny Singleton) is the wife of George, and the wife of Judy and Elroy.  However, Rosie the Robot performs most of the household duties, which frees Jane’s time up and allows her to focus on her love of fashion and gadgetry.  Jane wears a futuristic purple dress with pearl earrings.

space ghost from space ghost coast to coast

Space Ghost from Space Ghost Coast to Coast

Space Ghost premiered in 1966 as a superhero fighting villains in outer space.  The late night talk show spin-off Space Ghost Coast to Coast launched in the mid-90s and focused on Space Ghost’s interviews with other “superheroes.”  While Space Ghost may have been a good crime fighter, his hosting abilities left a little to be desired, leading to awkward and often hilarious interviews.  To make your Space Ghost costume, you might want to flex some of your creativity by painting his logo onto your white suit.  And don’t forget your index cards, so you can ask insightful questions of your interview subjects.

Wilma Flintstone from the Flintstones

Wilma Flintstone

In The Flintstones, Wilma Flintstone is the red-headed wife of Fred Flintstone. Compared to her counterpart, she is strong-willed and level-headed. For this costume, cut a jagged serrated hem on the white dress for the best accuracy.