Surprise! A Miss Universe NationaL Costume post before the crowning! Maybe because there are some good stand outs, and surprisingLy no bad or outrageous stand outs except Canada (and one other). And whiLe perusing this year’s offerings, suddenLy a crazy idea popped up in my head (that’s why I’m not going to start by ‘anaLizing’ Indonesia’s costume Like usuaL).
IF MISS UNIVERSE WAS A ROLE PLAYING GAME, THERE WOULD BE:
Spain >> finaLLy a non-fLamenco one. I beLieve this is inspired by Queen IsabeLLa?
Russia >> this Looks terribLy simiLar with 2013 costume. Come on, Russia, be creative for next year!
Egypt >> second favorite of the year
2. LADY WARRIORS
IreLand — She wouLd be the bad ass Lady Commander of The RoyaL Guard. She trained taLented young knights from around the worLd (because her cape reminds me of Seijuro Hiko’s cape in Rurouni Kenshin manga :p)
And some of Lady IreLand’s best discipLes are
Japan >> throw back to 2006! But this one is more.. respectabLe and battLe ready.
Myanmar >> I LOVE THIS SO MUCH MY FAVORITE HANDS DOWN
3. HIGH PRIESTESSES / CULT LEADERS / PAGAN IDOLS
Dominican RepubLic >> I don’t know how CathoLics wouLd react to this, but I think this is pretty. And I Like how the Virgin Mary seamLessLy ‘merge’ into the dress.
Greece >> simpLy beautifuL
Kazakhstan >> in my imagination she wouLd be a viLLage virgin about to be sacrificed to the God of The CLouds to bring rain. Or to stop the rain.
4. SOME (SEEMINGLY) RANDOM NPC GIRLS YOU WILL HAVE TO TALK TO IN ORDER TO UNLOCK SEVERAL SIDE MISSIONS TO OBTAIN THE MUST-HAVE ITEMS TO FIGHT THE FINAL BOSS
ChiLe >> mission: HeLp Lady Rider to secure the border Lands where the unicorns (or pegasus) roam
CoLombia >> favorite No.3 because it’s so cute and bubbLy and happy ^^
Hungary >> this, too, Looks reaLLy simiLar to 2012 costume. But the pLeats is so cute.
Norway >> ISN’T HER HAIR GLORIOUS AAAAAHH
PoLand >> mission: heLp her to retrieve the Legendary JeweL Eggs stoLen by the bad guys. Reward: the Phoenix summon.
PUERTO RICO >> can I have her dress? PLease? PLease?
South Africa >> Lose the beLt and you’LL get a gorgeous red carpet worthy gown.
Ukraine >> I don’t know what’s up with the somber mood.. Maybe because the country is stiLL facing Looming threats from Russia? (And Look at Russia’s costume! Ironic much?)
5. THE GUARDIANS OF THE RAINBOW GATE
GuatemaLa >> coLor expLosion!! Love!
Haiti >> I just Like this one. No reason.
6. SHADY SHAMANS WHO DWELL DEEP INSIDE THE JUNGLE AMONG THE RARE, EXOTIC SPECIES (aka the ones I don’t Like but the detaiLs are, Like, whoa!)
Honduras >> poor girL Looked reaLLy uncomfortabLe in every singLe photos
Nicaragua >> actuaLLy, she’s just the medium for the two wise birds perched on her shouLders
Panama >> she is actuaLLy working for the FinaL Boss.
VenezuaLa >> once a year, when the first goLden Leaf feLL off the tree, she cut the tree and attach it to her body to preserve her power
7. THE SCORNED LOVER CURSED INTO STONE
Indonesia >> I HATE THIS. This is waaaaay even worse than the Last two years, but somehow other peopLe seem to Love it, being one of the Fan Vote FinaLists.. I wouLd’nt even know it was representing Borobudur if I had not read about it somewhere. I stiLL stand by my opinion that those peopLe behind the Whatever Batik Fashion CarnivaL shouLd be fired. PLease give the job back to Anna Avantie, who brought Nadine C to won second pLace of Best NationaL Costume back in 2006, Losing onLy to Kurara Chibana’s samurai garb. And there are many ways to represent Borobudur without that ugLy 20kg headdress thing.
And yes, she is the FinaL Boss.