15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

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The National Costume Presentation, as part of the Miss Universe contest, is a tribute to tradition and beauty. From mythical creatures to historic milestones and nature, every year each country chooses, creates, and presents their costume and the results are a feast for the eyes.

ViralSection created a gallery of gowns that are not only spectacular, but have the creativity to combine modern culture with folklore and tradition, in a magical blend. Scroll through to the end, our bonus will reveal the winners of 2018 and 2019.

1. Miss Japan as Sailor Moon, the female version of a ninja

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

2. Miss Canada as the Queen of the Maple Leaf

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

3. Miss Thailand as “Chang”, the symbol of Siam

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

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4. Miss Brazil as Arararinha Azul, an Amazonian bird

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

5. Miss Bahamas as a pineapple

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

6. Miss Puerto Rico as The Winds of Hurricane Maria

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

7. Miss Peru as an Amazonian siren

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

8. Miss Nepal as the Goddess Avalokiteshvara

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

9. Miss USA as a Rose, the USA’s national flower

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

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10. Miss El Salvador inspired by the Panchimalco Festival

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

11. Miss Portugal inspired by the Port of Setubal

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

12. Miss Costa Rica as the Blue Morpho Butterfly

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

13. Miss Laos inspired by the Amazonian fires

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

14. Miss Malaysia as a Malaysian sweets buffet

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

15. Miss Ecuador inspired by Amazonian birds

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

16. Miss Russia as a Woman of Nobility

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

17. Miss Vietnam as Banh Mi, the iconic Vietnamese sandwich

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

Bonus: The winning costume of 2018 was from Miss Laos, which was inspired by Kinnaree — half-bird, half-woman, all mythical creature.

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

The winning costume of 2019 was from Miss Philippines, which was a goddess with 2 life-sized birds on her shoulders.

15+ Gowns From Miss Universe Contests That Swept Us Off Our Feet

We hope you enjoyed these national treasures of creativity and beauty. Where are you from? What does the national costume of your country look like? Share your photos in the comments.

Preview photo credit LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/East News

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