IN PHOTOS: A glimpse of the national costumes at Miss Universe 2015

MANILA, Philippines – As the Miss Universe 2015 preliminary competition ended, it was followed by the pre-taping session of the ladies' national costumes. (READ: Photo recap: Miss Universe 2015 preliminary competition)

The national costumes will be formally showcased on December 20 (December 21 in Manila) – the night of the finals – but photos from backstage have been released. 

Here's a look at a few of the 80 national costumes from Miss Universe 2015. (IN PHOTOS: Miss PH Pia Wurtzbach at Miss Universe preliminaries)

Miss Argentina @claudiabarrionuevo in her Teatro Colon-inspired National Costume poses with the designer @marcelopendola #Missuniverse #missuniverso #missargentina #NationalCostumes #missuniverse2015 #nationalcostume #trajetipico #teatrocolon A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 10:26pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss México @wendyesprza poses in her #Xochiquetzal goddess-inspired National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSMEXICO #NuestraBellezaMexico #NuestraBelleza #NuestraBellezaMX #NBMexico #NBM #Mexico #Aguascalientes #WendollyEsparza #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissMexicoUniverse #MissUniverseMexico #Pocahontas #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 10:39pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss Norway @rodseth poses in her National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSNORWAY #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseNorway #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 10:41pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss Curacao @kanishasluis poses in her National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSCURACAO #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseCuracao #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 10:42pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss Jamaica @shargroovy getting ready in her National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSJAMAICA #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseJamaica #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 10:51pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss China @jessica.xueyunfang getting ready in her Beijing Opera-inspired National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSCHINA #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseChina #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 10:53pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss Peru @lauraspoya getting ready in her National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSPERU #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniversePeru #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 10:57pm PST

 

Miss Dominican Republic @clarissamolinaofficial in her National Costume on the stage of Preliminary Show. #MISSDOMINICANREPUBLIC #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseDR #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:03pm PST

 

Miss Malaysia @vanessatevi in her National Costume on the stage of Preliminary Show. #MISSMALAYSIA #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseMalaysia #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:10pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss Indonesia @anindyakputri getting ready in her Barong-inspired National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSINDONESIA #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseIndonesia #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:13pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss Australia @monika_rad getting ready in her Dame Edna-inspired National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSAUSTRALIA #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseAustralia #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:21pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss Canada @paolanunezv getting ready in her Indian totem-inspired National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSCANADA #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseCanada #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:27pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss Belgium @anneliestoros getting ready in her National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSBELGIUM #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseBelgium #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:31pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss USA @theoliviajordan getting ready in her American Eagle-inspired National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSUSA #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseUSA #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:36pm PST

 

Behind the stage, three latina beauties Miss Costa Rica, Ecuador, and El Salvador getting ready in their National Costumes on Preliminary Show. #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseCostaRica #MissUniverseEcuador #MissUniverseElSalvador#Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:44pm PST

 

Behind the stage, Miss Venezuela @marianajimenz getting ready in her Cardinal bird-inspired National Costume on Preliminary Show. #MISSAVENEZUELA #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseVenezuela #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:52pm PST

 

Miss Thailand @potter_natt in her Tuk Tuk-inspired National Costume rocking the stage of Preliminary Show. #MISSTHAILAND #MissUniverse #MissUniverso #MissUniverse2015 #MissUniverso2015 #MissUniverseThailand #Model #TrajeTipico #NationalCostume #Costume A photo posted by @nationalcostumes on Dec 16, 2015 at 11:56pm PST


Show-stopping costumes are making their way on the #MissUniverse stage. A photo posted by Miss Universe 2015 (@missuniverse) on Dec 16, 2015 at 10:15pm PST


The preliminary competition of Miss Universe 2015 was held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 16 (Thursday, December 17 in Manila).

Aside from the evening gown segment of the pageant, there was also the swimsuit competition. Out of the 80 contestants during the preliminaries, only 15 will move on to the final competition on December 20 (December 21 in Manila). – Rappler.com

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