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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