18 Weird Filipino Festival Costumes That Will Truly Make Your Day

18 Weird Filipino Festival Costumes That Will Truly Make Your Day

Feast your eyes on these weird festival costumes that are found #OnlyInThePhilippines!

If you live in the Philippines, you’ll get used to festivals happening here and there. In fact, there’s always a festival to look forward to every month that will make you immune to the vibrant, colourful parades, loud drum beats and energetic street dancers. I thought I’ve seen it all, but I was absolutely wrong. Filipinos are just so creative (in their own crazy ways), and here’s a great proof to that.

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1. Which country (or planet) do they come from?

weird filipino festival costumesSinulog 2011 | Image credit: Sidious Sid

2. You don’t hold a GRUDGE, do you?

Panagbenga 2007 | Image credit: Maxi Adrian San Agustin

3. James Cameron will be glad to find his missing Avatars

Aliwan Fiesta 2013 | Image credit: July Dominique

4. More Avatars in disguise

Sinulog 2009 | Image credit: Billy Lopue

5. Who said Avatars can’t be white?

Pintaflores 2008 | Image credit: Billy Lopue

6. Or gold?

Higantes Festival 2006 | Image credit: Dindin Lagdameo

7. You see!? They come in many different colours

Aliwan Fiesta 2011 | Image credit: Iana Peralta

8. If there’s Spiderman… There’s Snakeman!

Ati-Atihan 2011 | Image credit: zna

9. And Dogman too!

Ati-Atihan 2011 | Image credit: zna

10. Why so angry man?

Moriones 2010 | Image credit: Bar Fabella

11. Wear your mask this way and you’ll be so much happier

Dinagyang Festival 2008 | Image credit: Jay Abola

12. But wearing a mask is nothing compared to wearing this skirt

Sinulog 2012 | Image credit: Constantine Agustin

13. Even Elvis Presley agrees!

Higantes Festival 2006 | Image credit: Dindin Lagdameo

14. Now, don’t just stand there and watch

Ati-Atihan 2010 | Image credit: Ree Dexter

15. Continue dancing…

Dinagyang Festival 2011 | Image credit: Maxi Adrian San Agustin

16. And don’t you dare resist

Dinagyang Festival 2011 | Image credit: Maxi Adrian San Agustin

17. Or you’ll end up like a rotten Zombie!

Taong Putik Festival 2013 | Image credit: Bernard Kane Abesamis

18. See? Even the angels are dancing!

Sinulog 2012 | Image credit: Constantine Agustin

These are just some of the thousands of exceptionally weird festival costumes you can find #OnlyInThePhilippines. They really made my day. I hope you feel the same way too! What’s the craziest festival costume you’ve ever seen in the country?

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Charmaine Acha
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Charmaine loves random weekend trips, technology, and coffee. Guided by her travel mantra "chill and travel", she enjoys unplanned escapades without compromising leisure. If not fangirling over her K-drama idols, she's on DND mode writing or planning her next possible adventure.

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