On balance, I thought a handful were quite nice, another handful were kitschy-cute, quite a lot were basically neutral, and only a handful were really silly. It's a nice link, though; you should throw it up on the blue if you're so inclined.
These are great, though it makes me feel a little ignorant of international culture, because in some cases I have absolutely no idea what's going on. The really silly ones are probably my favorites, and the ones where the headgear's so big that they had to zoom out, and the ones where they look like Mortal Kombat characters.
I think Albania is pretty cool in a "Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!" sexy blonde dom kind-of-way. Way better than this atrocity. Australia looks like they're channeling the 70's through a loudspeaker. She totally needs that Farrah Fawcett feathered hair thing going on to complete the look.
Ha! Oh, that was fun! I liked how some of them were just, like, "oh, I don't know; I can't think of anything - let's just go with 'hot girl'" cough Germany, Turkey.
My favorites for "pretty" costumes are Vietnam and Ireland. Thank goodness Greece didn't do some flag thing or traditional costume - I like the goddess look. Most bizarre must be Slovenia. Is she supposed to be a tree trunk?
Mauritius didn't try to help their girl out at all. She looks like she's wearing the condom dress. Miss Nicaragua and Miss Norway are totally making their costumes work; a flair for the dramatic definitely helps.
seriously the comments on this thread are 3x as entertaining as the actual costumes. were this thing FPP-worthy in any fashion *snerk*, it'd go on beyond awesome to watch the wolves on the blue deconstructing this shit.
Miko's commentary not only channeled my exact first impression on every.single.one (GET OUT OF MY HEAD MIKO!) but gave me a long happy ride on the lollercoaster.
agreed that Slovenian gown pretty much resembles a product of dumpster diving.