1,000 Words: The costume competition

Not since they dressed up llamas at the Minnesota State Fair have we seen a competition quite like the images from the Miss Universe costume competition.

It was easier to figure out what the llamas were up to.

That’s certainly colorful, Uruguay.

Miss Uruguay, Johana Riva, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

It’s either the United States or the Andromeda Galaxy.

Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

The Dominican Republic went with a religious theme. So much irony.

Miss Dominican Republic, Kimberly Castillo, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Canada also went with a religious theme… for Canada, anyway.

Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

“If Marie Antoinette moved to Canada, fell in love with a hockey-obsessed traveller and married him, this is what she would wear on her wedding day and that wedding would be featured on an episode of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding,” one wag wrote.

Related: Did Someone On Meth Make These Miss Universe Costumes? (Daily Caller)

  • I think I speak for many when I say:

  • Jack

    Interesting hand poses, Ms. Uruguay has her hands up Whatever pose, the US is doing the side saddle, Howdy Girl pose, Dominican Republic is doing a No baby here and I think Canada lost a bet.

  • John

    I kinda love the Canadian one. It’s so ridiculous, I find it borders on the sublime. Also, the look on her face, though she is trying valiantly to hide her thoughts, says to me “I can’t even believe this.”

    The American one screams “murica” just a little too much for my taste.

    • Jack

      I think of William Bourough’s “Naked Lunch”; a hockey version.

      • Jack

        Specifically the “Oh, Kiki—“, scene.

  • Gary F

    I’m glad I stopped watching or caring about these pageants decades ago. Are they still on US TV?

  • tboom

    I feel sorry for the Llama, he/she had no choice.

    The most ridiculous part of the Canadian costume is the score.

    • John

      It’s the third period. That could be real, eh.

      (also, it happens to be the same as the year . . .)

      • tboom

        Hm, isn’t it 2015? I struggle with that when writing checks.

        Actually that never occurred to me. Does 19:38 have any significance? How about 0-3-2?