While magicians illusionists don't reveal the secrets of their trade, we have some idea of how quick change artists pull it off. First: practice, practice, practice. Slate notes that once Katy's magical costume inspiration duo started doing football halftime shows, every show was exactly the same, right down to the tiniest hand gesture. This implies that the choreography of their whole act is a tight ship, and Katy's stage performance is likely no different.
The costumes are special — David and Dania don't let theirs out of their sight, and we can bet that a Katy Perry tour budget can purchase a sweet variety of quick-change duds. Some magic shops and costume designers sell costumes specifically for this purpose, and there is no doubt in our minds that Katy's were custom-made for this performance, although that didn't stop a little of Dress #5 peeking out from under Dress #6.
Lastly? That ol' sleight-of-hand: Katy's stagehands shake the weird tube things she changes in, a million backup dancers work to draw the audience's attention, and glitter is sparkly. All of these help Katy complete the illusion. But don't overthink it — you'll ruin it!
To be fair, it doesn't seem like a whole lot of planning or money went into then-22-year-old Britney's marriage — the couple didn't even have a marriage license when they decided to get hitched at Las Vegas’s Little White Wedding Chapel, so they had to take a brief recess to the Clark County Marriage Bureau Office. The ceremony was so impromptu that Britney's bridal ensemble included a baseball cap.
The pair got hitched on January 3, 2004, and the marriage was officially annulled the following Monday, January 5. #TrueLove