Events and programs are part of what makes school fun for our little ones. Activities such as parades and plays are typically scheduled around special occasions like United Nations Day, Career Day, Buwan ng Wika, and Book Week. These often require costumes and props – and that’s when parents start to panic. Where can you get them done, especially if you’re short on time?
While some enjoy making these special outfits from scratch, the DIY option is not for everyone. Luckily, there are several stores and online shops around Metro Manila that offer cute children’s costumes for every occasion. Here’s a quick roundup of 9 places where you can find the best costumes for school programs and plays.
1. Lola Nely’s Costume Collection - https://www.facebook.com/lolanelyscostumecollection
Divisoria is a great place to hunt for costumes for kids, as you will find almost everything here. However, it can be overwhelming, when you don’t know where to go. When in doubt, try Lola Nely’s Costume Collection in Divisoria Mall. They have a wide selection of United Nations costumes and headdresses, as well as options for Career Day. This store is great for superhero and princess costumes, too! Plus, you can check out their products online through their Facebook page to make sure that they have what you need in the store.
2. Myrna’s Costume House - https://www.facebook.com/myrnascostumes/
Another awesome option in the Divisoria area is Myrna’s Costume House, located in 168 Mall. This store offers various costumes for boys and girls to use on UN Day and Buwan ng Wika. Some of their designs also come in adult sizes, which is great for teachers and parents who participate in school activities.
3. G.G. Cruz Street, Baclaran
If you’re up for a little adventure, visit G.G. Cruz Street in Baclaran for your kids’ costume needs. This is one of the best places to go for Filipiniana attire different national costumes for UN Day. Some stores worth checking out in Baclaran are Meding Embroideries and NJ’s Modern Disenyo.
4. Alex & Alexa Costume Boutique - https://www.alexandalexa.com.ph
Those living in the south of Metro Manila can check out Alex & Alexa Costume Boutique in Las Piñas. They offer a wide range of costumes for babies, kids and adults, including a nice collection of Filipiniana attire. For those with no time to go shopping, you can conveniently buy costumes from their website, which is easy to browse through and navigate.
5. Costume House - http://www.costumehouse.com.ph
Costume House is another fantastic online store that sells outfits for kids to use in school programs and events. You will find a variety of career costumes here, as well as food costumes that are perfect for Nutrition Month activities. Costume House makes shopping easy for customers, with their nationwide delivery service, and cash-on-delivery payment option. They also have a showroom in Quezon City for those who want to see the costumes before they make a purchase.
6. Sonia Lee’s Costume Central - https://www.facebook.com/sonialeecostumecentral
In the Mandaluyong area, there’s Sonya Lee’s Costume Central for ready-to- wear and custom-made costumes for kids and adults. Though they offer mostly Halloween and party costumes, they also carry outfits for United Nations, Career Day and Nutrition Month. Plus, their online store offers nationwide delivery.
7. Kultura - https://www.facebook.com/KulturaPH
If convenience is what you are after, and you’re willing to splurge a little, check out Kultura for your kids’ Filipiniana attire. It is easy to look for a branch near you, as this store is found in most SM Malls around the Philippines. You can also select products online, through their website and Facebook page.
8. Bumblebee and Company - https://www.facebook.com/bumblebee.ph
Another store with both online and physical shopping options is Bumblebee and Company. Their shop in Kapitolyo is open for customers who want to get measured for tailored costumes. This company has been around for over a decade, offering high-quality RTW and customized costumes for babies, kids, and even adults.
9. Oh Sew Cute - https://www.facebook.com/ohsewcutecostumes
Oh Sew Cute believes in making costumes fun for everyone. It started out as one mom designing costumes for her daughter, and has since become a popular online store for custom and readymade outfits and costumes for both girls and boys.
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Patricia Cuyugan is a wife, mom, cat momma, and a hands-on homemaker, whose greatest achievement is her pork adobo. She has been writing about parenting for about as long as she’s been a parent, which is just a little over a decade. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her reading a book, binge-watching her favorite TV series, or folding laundry. She really should be writing, though! Follow her homemaking adventures on Instagram at @patriciacuyugs.
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