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  • Where to Shop: Costumes for the United Nations Day Celebration!

    Cannot go to the mall or Divisoria? Order your kids’ United Nations costumes at these online shops!
    by Carol Amistad .
Where to Shop: Costumes for the United Nations Day Celebration!
PHOTO BY courtesy of (from left) Sinead Style, Gama Design Studio and Tiddletots Tutu Couture
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  • We've got costume fever! It started with Buwan ng Wika when we listed a couple of online shops for those who don't have the time to put together an original creation. Then parents sent their children's Filipiniana costumes to SmartParenting.com.ph (have you seen this gallery?). So we got inspired to put together another list of online shops for the United Nations Day celebrations on October 24.

    The United Nations count 195 countries as members, so there is a lot to choose from when it comes to inspiration. Remember, however, made-to-order costumes especially with intricate designs take a lot of work. Better call these shops stat because they will need a lead time of three weeks lead time. Stay tuned for our Halloween costume shops!

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    Which one is your favorite from Sinead Style? The Sinulog Queen costume on the left represents the Philippines beautifully!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Sinead Style

    Sinead Style

    Price starts at Php500

    Sinead Style is a Cebu-based online costume shop that makes all types of clothing designs for all ages. It is owned by Ruby Canlas, who just like any other mom, loves dressing her daughter up. This has turned into a passion that eventually became a business. Sinead Style says it gives them pride when a client's child wins the Best Costume award. Manila clients need not to worry because they ship anywhere but shipping fee is to be shouldered by the client.

    How to order: Look for "Sinead Style" on Facebook or @sinead.reese.style on Instagram

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    Gama Design Studio's kimono is a lovely tribute to Japan. The Sofia the First and king costumes can pass off for...European royalty!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Gama Design Studio

    GAMÂ Design Studio

    Price ranges from Php1,500 to Php5,500

    Gama is a Visayan word that means “handmade,” and, yes, this shop is also based in Cebu. Its owner, Justine Maria Therese Jabonero, R.N., had been making adorable dresses for her little girl when she realized she could do it as a business. The shop makes costumes, dresses, gowns, accessories, bags, infinity scarves, and more. It ships nationwide and overseas. Depending on the details and size of your costume, you may have to wait between 1 1/2 weeks to 3 months.

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    How to order: Look for "GAMÂ Design Studio" on Facebook and @gamahandcrafts on Instagram

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    Tiddletots are known for their tutus, but you can get to make costumes as well. (We're guessing Germany for the little girl's costume in the center?)
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Tiddletots

    Tiddletots Tutu Couture

    Price starts at Php 1,500

    Tiddletots began as the go-to maker for one-of-a-kind tutu skirts until  Claire Porcadilla decided to expand it as a kiddie couture business, making custom outfits, gowns, and party dresses. Tiddletots is a home-based studio, so all orders are processed online. Expect an average lead time of one to three weeks.

    How to order: Facebook (Tiddletots Tutu Couture) or Instagram (@tiddletots)

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    The "Mo" letters on the sash of the Alex and Alexa costume on the left make us guess it's Moldova. The right is for Korea!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Alex and Alexa

    Alex and Alexa Costume Boutique

    Price starts at Php700

    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 (search for "Alex & Alexa Costume Boutique") or cash on delivery through Lazada or Shoppee.

    See more costume shops here. Are you making your child's costume? Comment down below or send it to our Facebook Messenger or email the photo at smartparenting2013@gmail.com with the subject "United Nations Day."

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