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.

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.

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