Sixteen women wearing huge, elaborate costumes battled it out to become carnival queen in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.

The spectacular costumes – covered in feathers, sequins and jewels – can be more than five metres high and weigh up to 80kg, so it's perhaps not surprising that the women wearing them are wheeled onto the stage on castors to perform for the judges.

In this gallery IBTimesUK looks at this year's contestants. We reveal the winner at the end of the gallery.

Amanda Perdomo performs on stage in her elaborate costume
Amanda Perdomo performs on stage in her elaborate costumePablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
A closer look at Amanda Perdomo's costume, Mighty Amazon, designed by Daniel Pages
A closer look at Amanda Perdomo's costume, Mighty Amazon, designed by Daniel PagesPablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
Veronica Gil Perez wheels her playing card-themed costume onto the stage
Veronica Gil Perez wheels her playing card-themed costume onto the stagePablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
Veronica Gil Perez up close
Veronica Gil Perez up closePablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
Noemi Hormiga, one of the nominees for Queen of the 2013 Santa Cruz carnival, performs on stage
Noemi Hormiga, one of the nominees for Queen of the 2013 Santa Cruz carnival, performs on stagePablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
A closer look at Noemi Hormiga's bejewelled and feathered costume
A closer look at Noemi Hormiga's bejewelled and feathered costumePablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
Rocio Benitez arrives on stage in her spectacular carnival outfit
Rocio Benitez arrives on stage in her spectacular carnival outfitPablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
A more detailed look at Rocio Benitez's costume
A more detailed look at Rocio Benitez's costumePablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
Lion Queen: Suleima Martin
Lion Queen: Suleima MartinPablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
Naira Reyes performs in the carnival gala
Naira Reyes performs in the carnival galaPablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
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Itziar Marrero shows off her carnival costume
Itziar Marrero shows off her carnival costumeGetty Images
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Jennifer Alonso's Mexican-themed costume
Jennifer Alonso's Mexican-themed costumePablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
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Pretty in pink: Ariana Mejias
Pretty in pink: Ariana MejiasPablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
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Carmen Desire Garcia wheels her huge costume onto the stage
Carmen Desire Garcia wheels her huge costume onto the stagePablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
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Nuria Garcia
Nuria GarciaPablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
Sara Davila Lopez
Sara Davila LopezPablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez for Getty Images

At the end of the four-hour, all singing, all dancing spectacular gala, the judges announced the winner. Amanda Perdomo, wearing a costume called Mighty Amazon, designed by Daniel Pages, was crowned Queen of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival.

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Amanda Perdomo celebrates after being crowned Queen of the 2014 Santa Cruz carnival in TenerifeGetty