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Transformers and tie-dye: Miss Universe competitors show off their country costumes

Published: Saturday, Nov. 9 2013 10:59 a.m. MST

Miss Bolivia presents her outfit, during the national costume show at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Beauties will compete for the title of Miss Universe in Moscow on Nov. 9.

Pavel Golovkin, Associated Press

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MOSCOW, Russia — Miss USA Erin Brady and 85 representatives from countries around the world will compete for the title of Miss Universe on November 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

The contestants participate in myriad areas of competitions during the week leading up to tonight's main competition, which will air on NBC at 7 p.m. MST.. One of the events tied to the competition is the national costume show, where contestants dress in creative costumes that represent their country.

Here are 50 costumes that range from historical to colorful to unusual.

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