It’s the most campy time of yr. Yes, the Miss Universe pageant (airing Sunday at 8 p.m. on FYI), and that over-the-top, loopy occasion: the nationwide costume contest.
Forget boring robes and bikinis. These are kimonos, feathers, headdresses, tridents, wings. In 2015, Miss Thailand went as a motorized rickshaw generally known as a tuk-tuk. That similar yr, Miss Canada went as the Stanley Cup, full with hockey sticks. While some of the “national” pictures are fairly apparent — Miss Japan this yr is in a karate outfit holding a gold medal for the Olympics — half the enjoyable is attempting to determine what flower, hen or image these intricate costumes are suppose to characterize.
Post critic Johnny Oleksinski and vogue editor Serena French check out some of the standout costumes of 2021:
Wonder Woman, eh?
Johnny: Wow. I’ve by no means been there, however is that this how individuals costume in Saskatchewan?
Serena: If solely hockey night time seemed this good.
MISS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Serena: She’s goddess of sunflowers.
Johnny: Hey Mister! My flowers are up right here!!
An attractive sherpa, full with bejeweled oxygen masks
.Serena: This outfit is strictly peak efficiency: that masks can solely be worn on the roof of the world and he or she’s obtained Mt. Everest in her purse!
Johnny: Climb ev’ry mountain, Ford each stream, observe ev’ry rainbow . . .
Now that she has your consideration . .
.Serena: A caped crusader combating crime carrying an necessary message.
In equity, she’s carrying extra on prime than the common depiction of Marianne.
Johnny: I Louvre it.
Serena: Following the nationwide motto Liberte, Equalite, Fraternite, at the finish she overthrew her costume.
Hand of god, shirt of soccer nice
.Serena: She can bend it like Maradona.
MISS GREAT BRITAIN
Serena: She might rule any runway.
Serena: The sky’s the restrict on this Northern Lights quantity.
Johnny: I do know Europe might be behind on American tendencies, but it surely’s wild that they only obtained Lite Brite.
Celebrating Bahamas airline (or possibly the Bermuda triangle)
Johnny: This jewel-studded look should’ve value her lots of frequent flyer miles.
MISS PUERTO RICO
The Zodiac killer look
Serena: Signs level to fabulous.
Johnny: I can’t determine how I really feel about this look as a result of I’m a Pisces.
Serena: What extra glamorous approach to rise like a phoenix from the flames?
Wikipedia tells us Brazil is the fifth-largest producer of cotton in the world.
Johnny: When I believe of lovely, vibrant, sunny Brazil, the first issues that pops into my head are cotton balls and twigs.