World Costume Festival 2016


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The 2nd World Costume Festival will be held in Vigan, Philippines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and New 7 Wonder City of the World. The 2016 World Costume Festival promises to be a remarkable event that will coincide with the Raniag, Vigan Twilight Festival with events such as electric parade of floats, streetdancing, exhibits, flight of the skylanterns, candle floaters, acoustic competitions, art and skills workshops and many more.






October 20 (Thursday)

Deadline of Arrival of Costumes and Materials for Booths
Set up of Exhibit

October 21 (Friday)

Opening of Exhibit and Workshops

October 22 (Saturday)

Judging of Booths
Raniag Float Parade

October 23 (Sunday)

Costume Parade, Judging and Awarding
Raniag Street Dancing


Workshops and Lectures

1.The Evolution of National Dress from Traje de Mestiza to the Terno 
   Presenter, Mr. Gino Gonzales, Philippines

2.Sound in Relation to Costume
   Presenter, Mr. Aji Manalo, Philippines

3.Costume Lighting 
   Presenter, Ms. Shoko Matsumoto, Japan

4.How to Wear a Kimono
   Presenter, Ms. Chie Ohno, Japan

5.History of Western Dress Preserved in a Virtual Costume Museum
   Presenter, Ms. Laura Crow, USA

6.Inspiration of Designing ASEAN Costumes
   Presenter, Mr. Afif Ghurub Bestari, Indonesia

7.Inflatable Costume 
   Presenter, Mr. Sampo Phyhala, Finland

8.Festival Costume of South Africa
   Presenter, Ms. Helene Seibrits, South Africa


For more information please visit World Costume Festival Facebook Fan Page