Outfit inspired by Khon character wins best national costume in Sri Lanka

The outfit inspired by the ultimate Khon villain Totsakan won Best National Costume award at Miss Intercontinental 2016 contest, which was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last night.

The costume, designed by Star in Side boutique, is an interpretation of Totsakan, a character from Ramakien, but reimagined as a strong woman.

The costume was worn by Miss Grand Thailand Arthitaya Khunnalapat.

Last month, a controversy emerged when a group of Thai artists made a video of themselves doing a series of in Thailand in Khon costumes to promote tourism as culturists deemed it was an inappropriate use of Khon.

 

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