Photos: Miss Universe 2012 - quirky cultural costumes

Women from around the world have taken the cultural dress category to the extreme, donning some of the most colourful, creative costumes ever seen on the pageant stage. Neck-snapping headpieces, flamboyant tail features and itty bitty sequenced swatches were among the trends. A new Miss Universe will soon be crowned in Las Vegas, replacing the 2012 title holder from Angola, Leila Lopes.

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