A Winning Costume Made From Balikbayan Boxes – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

A Winning Costume Made From Balikbayan Boxes

Overseas Filipino workers send stuff to their families in the Philippines through balikbayan boxes. The Filipino word “balik” means return and “bayan” means country. It is usually a big box of souvenirs for the whole family and the extended family members. These boxes are usually thrown away after being unloaded.

More: Youtube h/t: neatorama

But Anthony Gonzales, a Filipino fine arts graduate, found another use for the boxes. From the empty boxes he created a costume for his daughter Agatha. His handcrafted costume helped her win in the Best in Recycled Costume Category at her school’s annual beauty pageant.

“The idea to create a costume inspired by different birds came to mind when he remembered a feature of a Philippine eagle he saw on a magazine he used to design. “We thought of something unique, at the same time still in line with the theme of protecting the environment,” he recalls.

Agatha’s bird costume has the body of the Philippine eagle, the arm of a maya, and the tail of a peacock. In lieu of a headdress, AG created a fascinator inspired by the sarimanok, an iconic symbol of Maranao art.”

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

A Glitched Vintage Plymouth Stands On End In A Canadian Parking Lot
Freight Truck Exteriors Are Being Transformed Into Mobile Art Galleries
Amazing Animal Ski Masks By Teya Salat
This Artist Creates a Unique Sculptures and Landscapes from Bullet Shells and Cartridges
Banksy Inspired Wall Stickers
Tundra's Immersive Light Installation Puts Visitors Side-By-Side A Swimming Whale
Trade Your Boring Teddy Bear For This Adorable Alien Xenomorph
Artist Turns Old Mattresses Into Giant Foods
Artist Karoline Hinz Makes A Realistic Two Toed Sloth Costume
You Can Sit And Hide Inside This HUSH Pod By Freyja Sewell
Artist Creates Breakfast Moment Of Zen With Awesome Japanese Rock Garden Toast
Traffic Sign In Texas Displays Witty Warnings Of Global Warming
Guy Proposes With Engagement Ring Made From Wisdom Tooth, And His Girlfriend Loves It
McDonald’s Japan Releases A Line Of Adorable Cups But People Are Finding Them Hilariously Inappropriate
A Plush Vincent Van Gogh Doll That Comes With A Detachable Left Ear
Beautiful Bizarre: Weird and Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tales by Mothmeister
Low Pixel CG: The Playful Ceramic Artwork Of Toshiya Masuda
This Is Not Your Granddad’s Creepy Brother: An Artist Makes Unbelievable Pro Silicone Masks
An East Dallas Home's Halloween Decorations Prompt Multiple Police Visits
EcoHelmet: Portable Paper Head Protection For Cyclists
Crazy Woodworking Projects That Demonstrate The Mad Talent And Skills That Some People Have
Dog Ghost Costume: Halloween Costume For Lazy Dog Owners
This Baker Creates Incredibly Realistic Scarycakes Inspired By Horror Movies
A Towering Wooden Sculpture By Daniel Popper Welcomes Beachgoers In Tulum