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Sydney, Sep 13, 2012 (Global Fashion Wire) - Miss Universe Australia are pleased to announce a competition with Sunrise Channel 7 to design the Australian National Costume.


Ever wondered who designs the national dress worn by Miss Universe Australia in Donald Trump's International Miss Universe Final?

Want to have a say in what costume Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris will wear in front of 1 billion people worldwide?

Well here's your chance to do both.


Miss Universe Australia and Chanel Seven's Sunrise invite anyone from amateur to budding fashion designers or school groups to professionals to design and create the 2012 Australian National Costume worn by Miss Universe Australia. The costume represents what it means to be Australian.

You can submit your creation via the Miss Universe Australia website by simply downloading the application from

While Australia has no single uniform national costume, an Australian national dress style, based on specific local dress styles, has emerged in response to climate, lifestyle and identity.

This is reflected in the modern design of dress by emerging and established designers which incorporate particular defining elements. Inspired by Australian culture, landmarks, Flora and fauna- the creativity and freedom of this project is endless.

You may enter as an individual, a team, and community or school group.

Miss Universe Australia will take submissions from 9am AEST on Tuesday the 14th of August until 5pm AEST on Thursday the 20th of September, 2012.

A panel of experts chosen by Miss Universe Australia will ultimately narrow down the submissions to a Top 4.


The National Costume worn by Miss Universe often becomes the talk of Australia. So here's your chance to choose what Miss Universe Australia will wear at Donald Trump's International Miss Universe Final.

Watch Sunrise on Monday the 12th of November, 2012 for your chance to see the Top 4 Designs and for instructions on how to vote. The winner will be announced on Sunrise on Wednesday the 21st of November, 2012.

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Design Miss Universe Australia National Dress

National Costume Competition details
Competition Details


If your costume is the one Australia votes for, then Miss Universe Australia will give you the chance to attend the 2012 Donald Trump International Miss Universe Final in December, in person! This includes return economy airfares and five nights' accommodation.

You will see your creation, modelled live on stage!

(Please see Full Terms & Conditions on our website)

For more information visit:
Miss Universe Australia Website:
Miss Universe Australia Facebook:

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