DIY Costume for Buwan ng Wika

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Ki’s school is celebrating “Buwan ng Wika” (National Language Month) and everyone were asked to be in their Traditional Clothes, today. I only have 3 days to find something for the Princess to wear and I’m really not a fan of buying a costume that she’ll only wear for a day.  The good news is some of our traditional costumes are still very much reflected in our modern clothes and accessories to with a little bit of scavenging and creativity, I turn this:

capiz accessories

into this Igorot costume.

Igorot Costume

What you need for this costume?

  1. A native patterned scarf – I’ve sure you have one in your closet, or you can buy a yard or 2 of similar fabric in the market.
  2. Capiz accessories – There everywhere.  You can opt for the cheap faux version or use bead accessories.  Just make sure it’s the same color as the scarf you’ll be using.
  3. Plain white or black shirt.

How to wear it:  Put on the shirt then wrap the scarf above the waist.  Then put on the accessories and viola!

The Princess won 3rd place for Best in Costume for this. :)