UN Costumes - United Nations Member Countries RTW and Custom Costume Rental for Kids and Adult

UN costumes are a must for many private and public schools all over Metro Manila and provinces in the Philippines when this month-loan event arrives. It's a yearly celebration and part of Philippines culture and tradition for kids and adult teachers in different schools to celebrate and remember this day. My tatay Sam and a college friend, Lori also ventured in to UN costume rental and sale for both kids and adult. They make their own designs and choice of fabric and color for the member countries. Last year was good for both as they earned from the cheap costumes for United Nations celebration which they have customers rent or buy from their shop at home.

What Should Be Included in the Rent or Sale

They've got sample pictures from hat, headdress, upper and lower costume which I will feature here later on. To add some extra spice to your need for a united nations suit / attire, allow me to give you some costume ideas and rental tips via a review so you can arrive at a picture of how much to spend if rent a costume compared to buying your own. A carry-on flag is also necessary for a complete paraphernalia of your costume so make sure that if you buy, they have it included. If it's possible, the foot accessory is included like a shoe, slipper or some socks. If it isn't, it's ok, at least you have a choice to buy or get your own or get a cheaper rent or buy less the foot covering. Necklace, bracelet and earrings are also important. Don't forget to ask if it is included in the rental package of your UN costumes.

Costume Rent Vs Buy

See the practical reasons why it is best to rent than to buy unless you can come up with a buy of a cost-effective and cheap or low cost UN costumes choice somewhere in Divisoria, Camp Suki Market in Dapitan, Quiapo or in a tiangge in the sidewalk somewhere in the metro. In the meantime, please see the list of UN member countries below so you have a choice and idea which country your kid can represent.

Oh by the way, my tatay sells and have available for rent their UN costumes a flag to carry for the kids so it could be fun having something to wave around while out on a school parade. If you have a contest in your school, I strongly suggest that you go for the high end or the more expensive costume to rent or buy.

UN Costumes for Different Member Countries

Different member countries of the United Nations of the world have different national costumes, just like when a beauty pageant is up for an event (ex. Miss Universe), each of the country contestants showcase their country's official national costume. In the Philippines, as each and every school duly accredited by the DepEd celebrates the month of UN, kids were given their respective assignment to feature a country national costume.

This is the time of the year where parents try to look for stores to buy UN costumes for their kids or probably a place that allows rent of national costumes used in the celebration of the UN Day 2015 and the year onwards. Below is the list of the different member countries in the UN that you can choose to be different and unique to dress up your children. Choose one or any by clicking on the country you want to see what their particular national costume looks like for an idea. For custom or made-to-order or ready-to-wear (RTW) UN costumes, you can make your inquiry at the stores in Divisoria - 999, 168, Meisic Mall and Quiapo.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Republic of the)
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia

  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Timor Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United of Republic of Tanzania
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Where to Buy or Have your UN Costumes Customized?

Divisoria Market Area Photo

If you are coming in from Manila, there really is no way you can find the cheapest store to buy your United Nations costume for the school celebration. Even if you are an adult, you can actually buy big versions or better yet, have one customized for you.

The only problem is if you have the time to go around trying to look for a couture or tailor to do it for you and if the right one will come up at the end of the making process.

So to stay away from further mess, you can instead buy an RTW. I have mentioned above where it is best to buy UN costumes - only in Quiapo or Divisoria or you can probably try Suki Market in Dapitan but it is most likely that you will only find there Christmas decors instead because during the month-long celebration of UN Day, it is also the Ber Months in the Philippines. You can try it anyway for luck.

For a custom UN costume for adult, you have no other choice but to go for custom tailors and couture out there whom you can hire services to make you one. The only down side in this type of option is that you will definitely end up spending much more money than if you can buy RTW.

Quiapo Market Area Photo

Take note that malls nowadays offer UN costumes too. I've actually seen one in SM Mega Mall in Ortigas as well as some in Robinson's Place Ortigas. The UN costumes were displayed in the kids section area where you can also find halloween costumes.


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