You know about the WorldofWearable Art Event, having been with us as wehave entered and won for our various latex outfits in the past two years. Andyou don’t have to be a fashionista to have heard about and see some picturesand video of the various Fashion Weeks that happen across the world. And you don’t have to be a fan of Ocean’s 8 to know about the Met Gala. But are you are aware of the national pride via haute couture displays that are featured in the 2018 National Costume Show of the Miss Universe beauty pageant Taking place this week in Bangkok, Thailand the 94 Miss Universe contestants took the stage to show off their national pride via some traditional—and some certainly alternate to tradition—costumes. Miss India, Nehal Chudasama was dressed as Indian Warrior Princes in a costume that weighed 105 pounds. Aside from the actual wardrobe, she ‘wore’ a throne on her back for her display. Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, an odds-on-favorite of this competition, was dressed in a piece representing the three groups of islands making up her home. Her huge back piece, created in honor of Luzon, was so big it had to be put on wheels for Gray’s runway appearance. Miss Indonesia, Sonia Fergina Citra not only featured feathers in what she wore but had animatronic birds flapping on her back and a bird-of-paradise headpiece. Lots of these costumes are based either on countries national flower, some indigenous animal of the area or national colors. Other women walked wowed with couture concoctions straight from their imagination. The one absolute of everything worn, no matter from what country of origin the lady was, was a high level of creativity of each outfit. The National Costume show can be re-watched here: https://www.missuniverse.com/ with the Miss Universe Competition being broadcast live at 7 PM Dec. 16th on FOX.