National Costumes have played and still play an important symbolic role in the preservation of national values and cultural heritage and in the creation of a feeling of unity of the people.
Some of the world’s most exotic beauties from across the globe impressed as they dressed in eye-catching outfits ahead of the 2014 Miss Universe final.
In the beginning of the pageant that took place in Doral, Miami, Florida. Various beautiful women caught the attention of the whole world as they wear their colorful and elegant traditional costume while they introduce their selves and what country they represent. A variety of stunning costumes designed to provide an insight into the cultures of their home country.
These traditional costumes are not just clothes; what makes them stand out is the underlying intention of not only representing a group of people, but also joining this group of people with the other groups harmoniously, which was the ultimate goal of this prestigious pageant.
After 88 amazing and outrageous Miss Universe costumes, only one could be deemed the winner. Miss Indonesia took home the top prize for her stunning costume!
Miss Indonesia Elvira Devinamira is the world’s pick for Best National Costume at the 2014 Miss Universe pageant. The gorgeous lady was awarded the honor for her breathtaking costume inspired by a Buddhist temple in her home country!
After three days of fan voting on Twitter for best costume, Miss Indonesia was named the winner!
Miss Indonesia Elvira Devinamira’s homage to Borobudur. The famed Buddhist temple right in the heartland of Java is one of the architectural wonders of the world. The stupas and artworks were carefully copied and artistically transformed into the fabulous costume.
Other contestants who made it to the top 5 for best national costumes are:
Miss Argentina Valentia Ferrer’s lavish white costume. The gargantuan work of ark is complemented with angelic wings and feathers designed by Marcelo Pendola. The costume represents the Perito Moreno glacier found in the province of Santa Cruz accented with the southern seagull wings and subtle colors of the aurora borealis.
Miss India Noyonita Lodh’s mind boggling traditional costume. The costume is complete with a beautiful headdres and a sexy top. The details are interesting and unmistakably Indian. The costume is definitely mesmerizing and why it would not be? It was designed by top fashion designer Neeta Lulla.
Miss Canada Chanel Beckenlehner’s hockey costume. It consists of all things hockey complete with a scoreboard that pays homage to her country’s most favorite game. Hockey is where the Canadians excel and is also the country’s national winter sport.
Miss Germany Josefin Donat’s the fall of Berlin Wall. This is an interesting costume that depicts a momentous occasion in Germany’s history. The images on the skirt took inspiration from the images sketched in the Berlin Wall – a physical form of the so-called Iron Curtain.