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How Does Katy Perry Change Clothes Onstage?
Katy Perry's rapid-fire costume changes in this 2011 performance of "Hot and Cold" involved a lot of work, practice, and a long and storied history of quick-change artists. Specifically, Katy was inspired by America's Got Talent contestants David and Dania's August 2010 performance — and it shows, since they both used glitter as a changing room.
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!
What Was Britney Spears's Shortest Marriage?
Britney Spears was married to her childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander for a whole 55 hours, outlasting record-holding celeb Zsa-Zsa Gabor's not-even-24-hour 1983 marriage while still managing to be significantly shorter than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries's oft-mocked 72-day marriage.
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
What Was Jay-Z and Beyonce's Wedding Song?
Can you think of a better song for Mr. and Mrs. Carter? Weigh in below!