Posted by: backpackersescapades | December 13, 2008

The Camp Suki Adventure

Since our company required us to wear costumes on our annual Christmas Party (which is themed, Christmas FUNtasy), we decided to look for costumes for the event. As we look for ideas in the Internet, we came across a costume rental shop which most people in forums recommend. And so, Irish, Jape, Joms and I decided to go there.

Camp Suki Clothier offers a wide variety of costumes that you can rent. They also have all sorts of props to match the clothes. They have Asian costumes, Princess’ gowns, Princes, Kings, Queens, Cowboys and Indians, Mexican, Fairy Tale themed, Angels, Cartoon Characters, Futuristic themed, Tribal, and anything you can think of complete with accessories to match the clothes you want to wear. Their shop looks like a big closet full of clothes and stuff wherein you could dress up in anything you want.

Camp Suki Clothier

Since none of us know where it is located, we looked it up online. Our search led us to their old address (236 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue 1102 Quezon City 7120435). We didn’t know that they moved to a new location. We rode a cab from Gateway Mall in Cubao and asked the driver if he knew the place. Unfortunately, he didn’t know of the shop so, we manually searched for the store. We searched E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue for building number 236 but we were already on the 100+ (we started from 400+ downwards), but still, no sign of the shop. We decided to get out of the cab and walk back to look for it on foot. We asked some people if they know its location but unfortunately, they all lead us to nowhere.

A nursing student almost cried when Joms asked her if she know Camp Suki. I don’t know if she was afraid of him or what. It all gave us a good laugh. A manong in his small sari-sari store bragged about someone also looking for that address but didn’t find it. We left him since he could not offer us any help. We went to a barangay outpost and asked the manongs there. We said that we are looking for a clothes rental shop and they said that there is one they know (we thought that was it). We rode a jeep and went to where the manongs told us but to our disappointment, it was a barong rental shop.

It was already lunch time and we were already tired so we decided to eat at Chowking near St. Luke’s Medical center before continuing to our quest. It was then that we realize to search the net and look for the contact information of the store. We learned that they have moved to a new address (88 4th Street, New Manila). So, after our stomachs were full (and a some pictorials), we continued to look for Camp Suki.

The store owner told us that it is near St. Luke’s so we rode a jeep to the hospital. from there, we didn’t know where to go again. We tried to ask people where it is but they still don’t know until we passed by Pancake House and asked the Manong Guard if he know the address we are looking for. Luckily, Manong Guard knows the exact location and he cheerfully taught us how to go there. He said that we should go back to St. Luke’s and across the street we’ll find some tricycles parked. He said that we should tell the tricycle drivers to take us to4th street where the rental store is located. We thanked Manong Guard and continued our journey (now knowing where we are going. :P)

We arrived at the Store at long last! We went inside and searched for the costumes we are looking for. We had fun trying on different costumes and props there. The only problem (for me) in that store is that the place is dusty (maybe because some costumes were stored there for a long time). And since this triggers my allergic reaction, I have to get out of the shop and breathe fresh air. After a while, I went back and helped Irish and Jape on deciding what costumes to rent.

Irish rented a Chinese costume (she will play Mulan) and Jape, an Aladin costume. Irish’s costume was P600 (it was a red cheongsam top) while Jape’s costume was P800 including the headdress. It was quite expensive (i think) but if you are really looking for costumes, I think this is a place where you’ll find it.

After our adventures in New Manila, we went to SM Megamall to do our Chistmas shopping. After that, we ate at Amici where we ordered 4 different pastas and a pizza. we were so full before going home that day.

We had a lot of fun in our adventures to Camp Suki. I hope that they’ll put up a website to let people know where they are and also,to showcase the costumes that are available in their shop.

Here are some images taken in our trip.

Jeri, Jape, Irish and Joms on some of Camp Sukis costumes

Jeri, Jape, Irish and Joms on some of Camp Suki's costumes


Responses

  1. Di ko naman kasalanan kung napaiyak ko cya eh 😦 dapat pla nag sorry ako nung after ko magtanong 😦

  2. Goons! :p

  3. o wow, i just wore that same aladdin costume for my class play. hehe

  4. helo,
    can u giv me the camp suki address bro?
    i stay at makati so i not local ppl…if i from makati how should i told taxi driver..tq

    • 88 4th Street, New Manila, Q.C.. It is beside Mt. Carmel Church. You can tell the cab driver to bring you to New Manila. If you go to E.Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, St. Luke’s Hospital is a landmark. You should go to the street across it and from there, you could ask the tricycle drivers to the specific location. As I have remembered, it was just straight ahead and we turned left as soon as we saw 4th street and as we passed Mt. Carmel Church, The shop is just across it.

  5. meron po ba kayong barney n costume by any chance? kelngn po nmin for our school… TY

    • hi! I’m sorry pero hindi kami ang may-ari ng Camp Suki.. You could contact them for inquiries. Their contact number is:

      Tel. No: (63-2) 725-0819
      (63-2) 725-4562

      Cell Number: 0917-824-6900

      Email address: info@campsuki.com

  6. hi, you think open sila ng sundays? i am currently calling them kso ala nasagot

    • I am not sure, but I think they are open. Try these contact numbers. These are the numbers they have posted in their website:

      Tel. No: (63-2) 725-0819 or (63-2) 725-4562
      Cell Number: 0917-824-6900

      • thanks po

    • ganda mo eh no. Barney? France?

  7. Makapunta nga dun. kelangan ko ng costume e. So landmark ko lang ay St Luke’s then sakay ako ng trike. hehe masaya to.

    • Yup! ask mo lang yung mga tao sa paligid and I am sure, ituturo ka nila sa Camp Suki.. πŸ™‚ Have fun!

  8. mejo expensive pala. anu un 600 php, tapos pag sinoli mo wala na cla ibabalik? parang rental fee?

    • Yes, its all rental fee. Wala ka na makukuha pabalik. It’s quite expensive. I think siguro kasi unique yung business nila and madaming choices ka talaga dun. Madami din silang customers kahit ganun e.

  9. have you seen a monkey costume? how much is it?

    • haven’t seen one.. Try to call them. It’s been 2 years since my last visit and I don’t know if they added up some costumes in their collection. Thanks for reading my blog.. πŸ™‚

  10. bkit dko matawagan mga numbers nila.. any update po sa detail ng store nila?? need a unique(amazing) costume for the holloween costume party contest of our company on Oct. 26, 2010.. Laki kasi price, 10,000 sa winner kaya dapat paghandaan.. help me pls.. thanks..

    • I am not sure if they still have the numbers I posted here, It was 2 years ago. Try to check their website and see if they have changed their contact info.

      Thanks for reading and good luck to your costume party!

  11. Gud A.M, ask ko lang po kung my damit kayong pang beauty queen, or pang MISS UNITED NATION NA DAMIT NEED IT ON OCT. 22, 2010 PO, open ba kayo everyday? gusto ko sana pumunta dyan today kaso hindi macontact ung landline numbers niyo..pls reply asap thanks.

    • Hi, sorry pero I’m not the owner of Camp Suki. I am not sure sa landline nila if nagbago. It was 2 years ago when we went there and hindi ko alam kung nagbago na sila ng contact details. I think they are open everyday since we went there on a Saturday and they scheduled the costumes to be returned 2 weeks after on a Sunday. But I am not sure if it is still the case.

      They offer a lot of costumes though, you can check it out yourselves when you go in their store. I am not sure if you’ll find what you need there but there are a lot to choose form there.

      Hope this helps and hindi po talaga ako ang may-ari ng Camp Suki.

  12. try texting their mobile number, kakatext ko lang sa kanila now… too bad they don’t have smaller size for a 5 yr old boy… im looking for a belly dancing costume for boy..

  13. this post is a big help! i’m looking for a costume for my creative graduation shot and your very detailed account answered all my questions. ang funny lang na nagmukha kang owner ng camp suki sa other readers. i will check the site by next week! thanks ulit.

    • waw! thanks for reading! buti naman at nakatulong..

      tama ka, akala nila ako owner ng camp suki. I was just narrating my adventures there coz it was really an adventure. We got really really lost before finding that place.. :))

  14. ahahaha! ang weird nga eh, malinaw naman yung narration. prol’ly they’ve skipped parts. thanks ulitttt!

    • I thing you’re right. πŸ™‚ Thanks again for appreciating my blog entry and glad to have helped! πŸ™‚

      • hiii thank u for ur info….nid ko costume for my son…thanks tlaga :)) good day

      • You’re welcome.. πŸ™‚ Glad it helped.. thanks for reading.. πŸ™‚

  15. nice website. sakto ka at talagang hinahanap ko ung name ng costume rental st. luke’s πŸ™‚

    anyway, they have a website pero di complete ung photos. puro luma pa nga eh ;p

    http://www.campsuki.com

  16. hello, are they open ng sundays? if yes what time? we tried calling the landline pero noones answering.

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    • I think they are open naman. I am not sure of their contact details though. Some people say they reached them through those numbers and some say they don’t (like you) so I am not really sure. Try texting them? They might answer back.

  17. i want you to know that you’re an angel… i’ve been looking for a costume rental for quite sometime now…then i saw your blog…thank god!… your a big help!!! nice blog!!! ingatz!!

    • thanks for reading, happy to have helped.. πŸ™‚

  18. i want to know if meron kayo costume like Gods & Goddesses? need ko for our christmas party

    • Again po, hindi po ako may ari ng Camp Suki. I visited them two years ago.

      You can call them or go to their place. I think meron naman sila nung hinahanap mo since sobrang dami ng costume na meron sila. Hopefully yung hinahanap mo sana is hindi naheram para maheram mo.. πŸ™‚

      thanks for reading anyway.. πŸ™‚

  19. What i find difficult is to find a blog that can capture me for a minute but you definitely add value. Keep it like this.

    • thanks! πŸ™‚

  20. hi! do they have a disney character costume for male and female adult? thanks …

    • Again po, hindi po ako may ari ng Camp Suki. I visited them two years ago. Try contacting them. πŸ™‚

  21. hi! thanks sa blog. katuwa ah. entertaining and big help sya. ahm just wanna ask, till what time kaya sila open? lalabisan ko na ha? pano po pagpunta dun ng madali if galing me ng sm-mall of asia? dun kasi me work e. thanks!

    • hello! thanks! you could also support roamaholic.blogspot.com. It is also my blog. I’m planning of transferring there all my posts there.

      I’m not sure until what time but I know until after office hours bukas pa ata. I am not sure but I knew someone n pumunta dun at that hour pero hindi ako sure ah.. πŸ˜›

      if from MOA, mag MRT k n lng until Cubao station then may mga jeep dun going to E.Rodriguez. Baba k sa St. Luke’s tas trike ppnta sa Camp Suki, alam n nila yun.. πŸ™‚

  22. hi just wanna ask how much will it cost for me to rent a gown or a costume

  23. Hello! Just wanna ask the range of the rental prices. Thanks! πŸ˜€

  24. You. are. awesome. Thanks for posting this! I’ve been looking for a Harry Potter costume for my grad pic creative shot (and I didn’t want to have one made *shudders*) so my friend recommended Camp Suki to me. I had nooo idea where it was (their site says New Manila. Still clueless.) but this post helped a lot. Now I know where to find it, hooray. *confetti*

  25. may costume po ba kau ng avatar/ how much po? rply plz.. thankz

  26. avatar costune rental. meron po ba? how much po???

  27. @camp suki,may 1950’s dresses po ba kayo?


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