Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez and her National Costume for Miss Universe created by Axel Que:
“Posted @withregram • @axlaxelque BAKUNAWA FINAL FORM: Golden Lunar Dragon
I wanted to continue my narrative of the Bakunawa, and I’m taking my artistic license to a whole new level. The initial version was a bit restrained, it was more of a Drake ( video game jargon used for a dragon’s stage of evolution ) , which is basically mid-life cycle. I wanted to take everyone on this journey of growth and maturity, not just for the costume itself, but also as a metaphor for Bea’s personal evolution.
I am proud to present my Bakunawa’s final form: The Golden Lunar Dragon. This is a personal, hypothetical envisioning of what the Bakunawa would look like had it succeeded in devouring the last moon. I chose gold to render the whole piece in because aside from its divine beauty, it is considered as the perfect element ( because it’s chemically one of the least reactive ), and to hopefully imbue this characteristic to the wearer, much like an enchanted armor.
I believe that this final rendition of the Bakunawa, will serve as the perfect conclusion to this design chapter in my life. I’ve poured so much of myself into engineering this garment, and I am filled with so much joy to be able to share this project of unbridled artistry and craftsmanship. I couldn’t think of a better punctuation.
Designer: Axel Que
Headpiece and Accesories: Manny Halasan
Shoes: Jan Montalban
Style & Curated: Edward James Castro
Photography: Jon Unson
Video: Cliff Rigor
Origin Model and Artist Management
Miss Universe Philippines 2021
I love it so much… I’m speechless …
Nice costume but so-so presentation. Sana head piece nlang yong ulo tapos bakunawa movements.
As confused and overthought as the mentoring of Mr Abunda 😆🤣🤭🕊️ She was hidden in all those gaudy adornments. “Wait, let’s add some more!” said the designer. 😆🤣🤭🕊️
For me this is a better version of her natcos in MUP but it would be better if the dragon’s head is positioned at the back rather on the sleeves. Because it covers Bea’s face when she is walking. She will also be able to move her hands and arms freely. It will also be dramatic that at the end of the runway she will pose with her back facing the audience the the moon will lit. But still good performance from Bea. #goodjob
Love the costume. Wish she wore a more comfy shoes. Halatang medyo nahirapan syang mag lakad at project bec of the shoes.. 🙂
Morocco’s costume looked great , and the one worn by Bahrain too … just curious , is Bahrain half-Pinay ? …
Out of this universe ang ganda
Ang galing galing ng gumawa
I was afraid for Bea falling off the chunky shoes and injuring herself … thank goodness nothing happened , whew ! The costume is very Filipino , the theme and the characters …
Friggin USA ..WTF 🤢
Whats up with Thailand 😮
WOW South Africa!🌟
WOW South Africa!
Nice costume indeed, I love the details, although this kind of costume is not so popular in Ph I guess.
Nakulangan lang ako sa body movement ni Bea, especially yung hand movements sana to show her fingers/nails… or umikot man lang sana when she reached the center. She’s stiff. Parang hirap sya maglakad with those shoes!
Dinala sya ng costume which should be the other way.
Swimsuit and evening gown performance is fair enough to be in the semis.
Finally! An amazing costume.
The ‘secret pasavogue’ was worth the wait.
2019 and 2021 have the best costumes