A couple of weeks ago, I celebrated the World Costume Festival in Vigan with several other GMA Artists. It’s been an ongoing annual event all over the world and it’s finally back in the Philippines after 12 long years. The whole week activities also coincided with the Binatbatan Festival of Vigan.
I stayed for the weekend in Vigan and kicked off the celebration with a short parade with Chloe Dauden and Andrea Torres. I was in the Kadayawan Festival costume for this one and rode a Kalesa around town.
It was quite possibly my favorite parade because I didn’t have to stand up the whole time and the kalesa had a roof which kept the heat out. Basically, I was chillin’ like a villain while waving to the people of Vigan.
The following day was the highlight of the weekend! It was the fashion show which was the main celebration of the World Costume Festival. We were all going to be dressed up in costumes that represented the different festivals around the Philippines.
I came in the Ati-atihan costume (rubber shoes not included) I wasn’t able to take a picture of the tights I was wearing under all the feathers but I looked like a black ballerina.
Everyone else was dressed up too! JC Tiuseco was in the Dinagyang costume. Bela Padilla was in the Paraw festival costume. I forget what festival the others were in :/ But they all looked good so that’s what counts.
Eventually, it was show time! The fashion show was quick but I think everything went smoothly. The preparations definitely took much longer. I think we took several hours rehearsing the choreography! Overall, it was great to be a part of the World Costume Festival and coming up are other photos that I was able to take.
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