Eco Friendly Costumes

It’s unproductive Saturday at my end. I was just sleeping most of the time and playing online. I just had my bath few minutes ago. I was about to make this day productive for I know it not too late yet I still have few hours left. I decided to do the tasks I have in another paying site that has been giving me tasks to do but something went wrong as I could not open the login page. What a bummer.

While waiting for the site to get back I might as well post an update here. Let me share you a picture of my friend’s creation made of indigenous materials.

Candidate for Lakan and Lambini 2012, both is wearing my friends creation. Made of indigenous materials..

Girl: Is a wearing a Filipina gown made of Kup-Kup in our local dialect (microsarium fern). It is usually seen in the tree branches and since there are lots of trees around our place finding this kind of leaves is not difficult. To add the beauty of the gown my friend use pink ribbonet, popsicle sticks and flower made of native materials.

Boy: Is wearing a Barong Tagalog made of star apple leaves accessorized by native materials.

His creation bagged the Best in Kalikasan costume during the district level but failed to won the around on the area level. However one his candidate won first runner-up and had a chance to join the next level of the competition. He also made a new costume, since the old one that is made of star apple leaves is already worn out. I haven’t seen his latest creation before they left few days ago. I haven’t heard how they do in the competition. I only hope his candidate won so he will get a chance to travel. I heard the regional competition will be in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippine.

To share brief information of my friend, a member of what we called “third sex”. Yeah he is a certified gay. He has been making casual dresses and gowns for few years now. In fact he has few gowns of his own for rent. He is also a makeup artist, a local male and female candidate handler. He earn his living for doing the things he love.


  1. Very creative and original. Your friend is very talented.

  2. WOW! Filipiniana costumes made of leaves! Not only those are eco-friendly, those are very creative too!!

  3. Your friend’s creations look wonderful. I’m sure he will go far with his talent.

  4. Wow,it is so creative naman of your friend sis. Kupkup and Star apple leaves? Who would have thought those leaves are going to be these nice for costumes?

  5. I love the gown she’s wearing, it’s very well made and looks beautiful!

  6. that was beautiful and because it was made from indigenous materials, that makes it more special, one way of saving our Mother Earth from further destruction. Good luck to your friend! 🙂

  7. awesome! these are so creative and recycle material can turn into something useful huh? that filipina dress looks really nice.

  8. I like that during beauty pageants organizer back there in the Philippines also include wearing costumes purely made of indigenous materials. I’ve seen a lot of these pageants before and it will really showcase how one material that you thought worth nothing has hidden potential.

  9. ThE costumes are amazing. I clicked the photo to see it upclose and they’re flawless. He’s a brilliant artist,.

  10. Wow that is unique way of doing it. Can I copy your pic to post in my blog The creative minds hehee…Anyway, Filipinos are really creative…

  11. beautiful dress! You can’t tell it is from recycle stuff if you didn’t say!

  12. wow! as in wow!
    kong lahat ng bagay sa mundo tulad ng mga akala natin eh basura na sana di ba? aasenso yung pinas..
    ..pretty! as in..

  13. you have a very talented friend and we should create costumes from recyclable materials and indigenous materials to help mother Earth 🙂

  14. Amazing and beautifully made. We have to be creative and recycle things to make it useful.

  15. Wow! your gay friend is so talented. My hats off to him. Those are beautiful gown and barong Tagalog. I bet many people wants to rent his creation 🙂

  16. Very creative! I love to see indigenous designs & materials used in a costumes.

  17. How creative and very fashionable at the same time.

  18. amazing costumes. i can’t even tell they are recycled. at least thats one way of helping mother nature.

  19. I love eco-friendly and handcrafted costumes. very artistic and unique.

  20. wow, i like the gown design, your friend is very creative.

  21. I love gowns that are made up of recycled products. The gown looks creatively made. Hands up to the couturier.

  22. It’s nice that these gowns are made of biodegradeable materials!

  23. wow! your friend is so creative.. i like the gown

  24. Jenina Alvarez says:

    amazing! your friend is very talented. I wish I am as creative as your friend. My sons will have competition for Linggo ng Wika soon and the theme is about Taking Care of Nature. They will be having a fashion show wearing eco-friendly clothes made of recycled materials. I was searching for an idea when I found your post. I wish I can do the same as this one. or maybe rent your friend’s creation.

  25. Nancy Mensalvas says:

    Hi! my son will be joining a mr. & ms. science contest. it seems the boy’s costume will fit my son. how can i contact your friend, please help!
    Nancy Mensalvas my number is 09335725918

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