Caveman Clothing


There are many websites that show how to make so-called caveman clothing and still more that sell versions of Fred Flintstone's outfit and although these portray a stereotypical and totally incorrect view of prehistoric clothing, they are still good fun !! Here is a collection of weird and wacky ideas for that unusual fancy dress / halloween costume. Where possible, there are four sections for types of clothes to suit the occasion and your pocket:

  1. DIY ~ FUN: Basic/stereotypical clothing that you can make at home with just a little time and money
  2. DIY ~ MORE AUTHENTIC: More realistic clothing that you can make at home with time and a little skill
  3. *COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ FUN: Basic/stereotypical clothing that you can buy for a reasonable price
  4. *COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ MORE AUTHENTIC: More realistic clothing that you can buy at a premium price

OUTFIT / COSTUME - SHOES - MAKE-UP / HAIR - JEWELLERY - ACCESSORIES

Why not try the Stone Age Girl dress-up game to experiment with ideas that you may want to use.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTFIT / COSTUME

DIY ~ FUN

  • DIY: Simple T-Shirt
    1. Purchase an oversize plain yellow or light brown T-Shirt as a template
    2. Cut the edges (sleeves, neck, waist) in rough / ragged style
    3. Use a permanent black marker pen to make leopard spots or black "Flintstone" splodges
    4. Use string /cord around the waist as a belt
  • DIY: Simple Dusters
    1. Purchase about 12-16 yellow cotton dusters (depending on size)
    2. Use an oversizeT-Shirt as a template
    3. Sew together dusters to form a t-shirt / tabard
    4. Cut the edges (sleeves, neck, waist) in rough / ragged style
    5. Use a permanent black marker pen to make leopard spots or black "Flintstone" splodges
    6. Use string /cord around the waist as a belt

 

DIY ~ MORE AUTHENTIC

  • DIY: Leather Vest / Tabard
    1. Purchase / obtain soft leather / chamois leather
    2. Use an oversize T-Shirt as a template
    3. Cut the leather into various shapes that will cover the T-Shirt
    4. Sew the shapes together, using strong dark cotton
    5. Leave the edges (sleeves, neck, waist) rough / ragged
  • DIY websites:

 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ FUN

 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ MORE AUTHENTIC

SHOES / FEET

DIY ~ FUN

  • DIY: Fur Covered shoes:
    1. Take a pair of old trainers/sneakers/plimsoles
    2. Buy some black or brown fake/faux black or leopard spot material (about 1m square)
    3. Cut fur into small strips
    4. Use flexible glue / hot glue to attach to shoe
    5. Ensure you can still get your foot
  • DIY: Add accessories to existing shoes
    1. Use moccasins slippers / Fuzzy or suede boot style boots / Leather Mules
    2. Add fake bones clips
    3. Tie leopard / tiger print ribbons around the top
  • DIY Websites:

 

DIY ~ MORE AUTHENTIC

 

 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ MORE AUTHENTIC

  • Ötzi the Iceman's shoes are 5,300 years old

MAKE-UP / HAIR

DIY ~ FUN

  • DIY: Cavegirl Makeup
    • Authentic: Minimal colour and even a smudge or two of wild woman dust. Wear a glossy peach lip color, some mascara and eye liner
    • Glamorous: Big smokey eye with neutral or bronzey colors, and top it off with fake eyelashes - add a gold-toned lipgloss and some shimmery bronze blush
  • DIY: Cavegirl Hairstyle
    • Cave woman hair can be styled almost any way, as long as it’s loose and messy
    • Add volume and texture with hot rollers to add bend and once rollers have cooled and been taken out, start in with a rattail comb to tease and backcomb
    • Once hair is big and full, tie it into pigtails or a loose up-do, or keep it long and loose with a leopard / tiger print scarf tied around your head and bone hair barrettes
    • Finish hair off with a flexible, high hold hair spray and add an extra spritz of shine spray
  • DIY: Cavegirl Markings
    • Body paint can be a great way to express yourself in a cave-woman costume - smearing body paint over your face and arms creates a primitive, savage look
    • Go for natural, earthy colours, such as green, browns and dark reds (face paints could alternatively be used to add tribal markings to a costume)
    • Designs can be anything from complex tribal drawings to simple patterns, and can show up on the face or arms

 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ FUN

  • Billy Bob Novelty Teeth

    • Billy Bob Teeth 10011 Caveman Fake Teeth - Comes with impression material / dental putty
    • Options Available:
      • Heavy Stain
      • Light Stain 
      • Heavy Stain with Cavity 
      • Light Stain with Cavity 

 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ MORE AUTHENTIC

A professionally sculpted foam latex appliance crafted by hand with outstanding realism and detail. This is a film and television quality piece produced by a well known FX company in California, and built for comfort and movement in long wear.  The prosthetics are soft foam latex material that is glued directly to your skin the way it is done by professional special makeup effects artists.  Complete detailed instructions for application and finishing are given in the package. 

Here's a basic list of the items needed to complete the look:

  • Adhesive (spirit gums, pro-adhesive, silicone adhesives, acrylic adhesives)
  • Rubber mask greasepaint
  • Loose powder
  • Makeup sponges
  • Powder puff
  • Makeup brushes
  • Adhesive remover

>> CAVEMAN MAKEUP TUTORIAL

JEWELLERY

DIY ~ MORE AUTHENTIC

  • DIY: Odin Stone Necklace
    1. Find small stone with a natural hole (Odin Stone)
    2. Thread stone through natural cord (made from stringing nettles/Yucca leaves)
    3. Tie string to create necklace
    4. Learn how to make a stone age necklace >> Ancientcraft

 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ FUN

 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ MORE AUTHENTIC

ACCESSORIES

DIY ~ FUN

  • DIY: Wooden Caveman Club (1)
    1. Take a pair of clean brown tights / pantyhose or stockings
    2. Cut through the gusset to have two separate legs (skip this step for stockings)
    3. Place one tight / pantyhose / stocking leg inside the other
    4. Crumple up newspaper into balls
    5. Fill the tight / pantyhose / stocking with the newspaper balls
    6. Ensure the toe-end has more newspaper balls than the top-end - to form club shape
    7. Tie the top-end with string / cord / cotton
  • DIY: Wooden Caveman Club (2)
    1. Wrap a layer of bubble wrap around a plastic baseball bat
    2. Tear off a pieces of plastic sticking / gaffer tape and lay it over the bubble wrap to secure it into place
    3. Cover entire club with brown sticking / gaffer tape OR cover entire club with paper mache / diluted PVA glue and paint brown when dry
  • DIY: Small Bones
    1. Tear off several small pieces of aluminum foil & crumple/mould the foil into the shape of a bone
    2. Cover entire bone with white sticking / gaffer tape OR cover entire bone with paper mache / diluted PVA glue and paint white when dry
    3. Cut a 15cm length of leather shoelace cord & attach the centre of the cording to the bone with a small piece of plastic sticking tape
    4. Use the cord to tie the bone to your hair or shoes
  • DIY: Larger Bones
    1. Use a large cardboard inner tube from a paper towel dispenser
    2. Stick two (practice) golf balls / walnuts on each end of the inner tube using plastic sticking tape
    3. Cover entire bone with white sticking / gaffer tape OR cover entire bone with paper mache / diluted PVA glue and paint white when dry
    4. Tie on leather shoelace cord or leopard print ribbon as required

 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ FUN

 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ~ MORE AUTHENTIC


Stone Age dress-up Game 2 - Stone Age dress-up Game 3

 

* Note - Other than goods from Ancientcraft, I have no affiliation or commercial interest in these retail outlets. Commercially available items presented here are not recommendations or endorsements of quality, value or authenticity, but simply suggestions and ideas for you to consider when putting together a fun party outfit. Ancientcraft accepts no responsibility for injury/damage/loss of reputation should you follow any suggestions.

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