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  • 21 United Nations Costumes That Prove Pinoy Parents Are Creative And Madiskarte

    Whether they went the DIY route or bought it from the store, the kids all looked amazing!
    by Kitty Elicay .
21 United Nations Costumes That Prove Pinoy Parents Are Creative And Madiskarte
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Marianne Alison-Lungay, Rox Abella, and Margarette Ong
  • United Nations Day is on October 24, and while it is known as a celebration of the day the intergovernmental organization was formed to promote peace and cooperation around the world, parents know it as the day when their kids have to dress up in the national costumes of the different member countries.

    Just like the Buwan ng Wika celebration, most parents tend to go all out for their children’s United Nations costumes. I’ve had one mom tell me that researching and DIY-ing her daughter’s costume is actually a stress reliever, while another mom shared she has been scouring online shops for months in preparation, because while she doesn’t have time to make a costume, she still gets excited at the thought of dolling her little girl up.

    20 United Nations costumes for kids

    Whether DIY or store-bought, parents exerted an effort on this school activity and we want to give them a chance to show off their children’s outfits. So, we asked our followers on our Facebook page and the members of our Smart Parenting Village to show us the looks they prepared for this school activity. Here are 21 United Nations costumes that will make you say, “Galing ni mommy at daddy!”

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    Argentina

    Ms. Argentina’s costume is so vibrant!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Gem Calungcagin

    Brazil

    Ola! Mom Jaydee Jimenez-Marcelino’s son looks like he’s ready to dance in his traditional Brazilian outfit.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jaydee Jimenez-Marcelino

    China

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    Mom Zarah Cabal-Ruiz’s son has the biggest smile on his face — probably because he knows he nailed his Chinese costume!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Zarah Cabal Ruiz
    Another cutie is mommy Ruby Gozos Gonzales’ daughter. We’re pretty sure she DIY’d that headpiece for her — and it’s beautiful.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Ruby Gozos Gonzales
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    Indonesia

    We’re not sure if Mommy Rox DIY’d her son Lucas’ costume, but the mask, headgear, and wand are certainly impressive!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Rox Abella

    Egypt

    Mom Marianne made sure her daughter Einamari looked like a true Egyptian princess.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Marianne Alison-Lungay
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    Would you have guessed that this costume was made out of pizza boxes? This earned Seth a third-place win for best costume!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Angelica Mae Garzon

    England

    Jaden Boco looks adorable in his powder blue coat, breeches, and hat!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Melodie Boco
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    France 

    Mommy Dhang’s son looks cool in his traditional French clothing.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Dhang Ola-Cambal

    Italy

    How cute is Jeanna in her traditional Italian dress?
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Margarette Ong

    Japan

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    Mom Andrea Bordallo shares that the kimono and headpiece her daughter wore were hand sewn. Awesome!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Andrea Bordallo
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    Malaysia

    This United Nations costume looks like it was made from recycled newspapers and bottles! And look, she even won 'Best in Runway' for it. Galing!

    Malta

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    Mom Darly Valderrama-Cruz shares that just by mixing and matching, you can already come up with a United Nations costume that represents your child’s assigned country.

    Her son’s vest was from his Igorot costume last Buwan ng Wika, while his pants are from his Katipunero costume. The white long sleeve is a hand-me-down, while the turban was bought in Divisoria.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Darly Valderrama-Cruz

    Peru

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    Peru’s national costume is very colorful and bright, and that hat is unique, too! We say there's re-wear potential here. Just separate the pieces and work them into your child's outfits!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Valerie Plameras
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    Singapore

    4-year-old Zion Mogado looks like a true Singaporean – just look how chill he is in his traditional United Nations costume.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Rialyn Mogado

    Spain

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    This señorita looks so elegant as Ms. Spain!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Bea Carmen Castillo

    South Korea

    We think everybody looks good in a hanbok, but mom Anna Uy’s daughter is especially adorable!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Anna Co-Uy
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    It’s no wonder mom Jestine’s daughter became ‘Little Miss UN’ – she nailed the look with her hanbok and headgear!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jestine Sola
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    Thailand

    Mom Ynah Lazo Dominguez shares that she made these costumes herself. We're wowed by those headpieces!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Ynah Lazo Dominguez

    Turkey

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    We can’t get enough of these matching national costumes for Turkey! Wonder how they coordinated for this!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of LitoMichelle Nabung

    U.S.A.

    Mom Charmaine Gadong-Gella proves you don’t have to spend a lot on a beautiful costume! She DIY’d this Native American costume using felt paper, feathers, a stretchable headband, and a used white tee soaked in coffee. Her budget? 80 pesos!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Charmaine Gadong-Gella
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    Halloween is up next! Show us your child's Halloween costume and tell us the story behind it! Message us on Facebook or email us at smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject "Halloween costume."

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