Aside from educational field trips, Show and Tell, and Family Day, one of the school activities that preschoolers and grade school students (and even the moms and dads!) probably look forward to are those that would allow them to dress up in costumes. After all, it’s not every day that they get to be their favorite fruit (hello, Nutrition Month!), or wear suits and gowns or cultural outfits to represent another country during United Nations month.
For Buwan ng Wika celebrated each August, most schools celebrate it by having their students come in costumes or attires that represent the different regions of our country. Divisoria, Baclaran, Greenhills, and other tiangges are every parent’s go-to place for budget-friendly outfits. But for those who don’t have the luxury of time to put together an original creation or brave the Metro Manila traffic, here are some online shops that you can check out for your child’s Buwan ng Wika (and beyond) outfit.
Price range: Php1,800 (RTWs) to Php5,000 up (made to order)
Headed by Mimi Lazaro, Bumblebee has a talented team with 12 years of experience of designing adorable costumes for both kids and adults. Their works are widely used in numerous personal events from birthdays, baptisms, school plays to corporate events, TV and movie productions, commercials, etc.
Where: Unit 201B 2F Three Brixton Bldg., Brixton street, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig. Visit www.bumblebee.ph to check their RTWs or send them an email at email@example.com.
Tin Aberia Janiola owns Alex and Alexa, which also provides mascots, robots or cosplay characters for parties and events. They even offer photography services for birthdays, graduation, newborn, maternity, and family.
Where: Unit 5-A & 5-B 2/F Elena Bldg., Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona 3, Las Pinas City. But you may order via Facebook (Alex & Alexa Costume Boutique) or cash on delivery through Lazada or Shoppee.
Owner Christy Ann Singco’s main business is really a gas station. She just loves dressing up her daughter, Calianna Vin, since she was 2 years old, which inspired her to put up Calianna Vin Couture as a recreational business. They are based in San Roque, Ginatilan, Cebu, but she has a business partner in Paranaque so they can also cater to their growing Metro Manila clients.
Oh Sew Cute started in 2017, but Ginger Fabella (owner) has been designing costumes for her daughter for four years now. It was just last year when she decided to sell the costumes she’s been making after friends started asking to make for their own kids. And the rest, as they say, was history. Their unique, fun, and as the name suggests, Oh Sew Cute costumes are not just for Buwan ng Wika or school programs, but also for other special occasions or celebration.
Where: Check their FB or IG accounts (@ohsewcutecostumes) for the costume designs, request for quote, and other inquiries