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Miss Universe Canada scores big buzz with hockey costume

WATCH: Miss Universe Canada’s hockey-themed costume was made by Toronto-based film and TV costume designer Alex Kavanagh. She tells Global News the story behind the outfit. 

MIAMI – Miss Universe Canada is hoping to take home the crown at the pageant, but she’s already scored big buzz with her outlandish hockey-themed costume. (Scroll down for the other outfits.)

Chanel Beckenlehner took to the stage in a preliminary Miss Universe competition sporting a corseted bustier emblazoned with a black and white Maple Leaf.

The Caledon, Ont., native paired it with a skirt resembling goal-post netting.

Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter

She also wore knee-high, lace-up boots reminiscent of skates, wings fashioned out of hockey sticks, and a replica of the Stanley Cup as a head piece.

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The 26-year-old capped off the towering ensemble with an electronic scoreboard and a goaltender stick.

Images of Beckenlehner’s costume blanketed Twitter on Thursday, with a mix of praise and pans for the outfit.

Social media reaction:

BELOW: Gallery of outfits from the national costume show.  

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Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Mexico, Josselyn A. Garciglia, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner poses for the judges during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Great Britain, Grace Levy, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Ireland, Lisa Madden, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss France, Camille Cerf, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Germany, Josefin Donat, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Russia, Yulia Alipova, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Switzerland, Zoe Metthez, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Finland, Bea Toivonen, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Sweden, Camilla Hansson, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Slovak Republic, Silvia Prochadzkova, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Czech Republic, Gabriela Frankova, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Spain, Desire Cordero Ferrer, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Portugal, Patricia da Silva, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Poland, Marcela Chmielowska, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Albania, Zhaneta Byberi. poses during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Israel,Doron Matalon, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Lebanon, Saly Greige, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Serbia, Andjelka Tomasevic, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Lithuania, Patricija Belousova, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Slovenia, Urska Bracko, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Puerto Rico, Gabriela Berrios, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Aruba, Digene Zimmerman poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss St. Lucia, Roxanne Didler-Nicholas, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter). AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Dominican Republic, Kimberly Castillo, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss India, Noyonita Lodh, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Honduras, Gabriela Ordonez, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Venezuela, Migbelis Castellanos, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Brazil, Melissa Gurgel, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Angola, Zuleica Wilson, poses during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Uruguay, Johana Riva, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Argentina, Valentina Ferrer, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Nicaragua, Marline Barberena, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Kenya, Gaylyne Ayugi, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Tanzania, Nale Boniface poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss South Africa, Ziphozakhe Zokufa, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Singapore, Rathi Menon, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Philippines, Mary Jean Lastimosa, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Thailand, Pimbongkod Chankaew, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Japan, Keiko Tsuji, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Sir Lanka, Marianne Page, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss Korea, Yebin-Yoo, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter
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Miss China, Yanliang Hu, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. AP Photo/J Pat Carter

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