How many times did Lady Gaga change her outfit during her performance at the VMAs?

Busta Rhymes, from left, and Lady Gaga arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

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Lady Gaga brought her typical oddities to the stage as she opened Sunday evening's Video Music Awards. The singer, staying true to her theatrical roots, first appeared in a ceremonial, nun-inspired, white robe, her face surrounded by a square headpiece.

During her performance of latest single, "Applause," then went through multiple costume changes, including a sparkly black leotard, a blue suit combo paired with her signature pixie-cut wig, a long yellow wig and face paint, then, a shell-bra bikini complete with a blonde wig.

This brings the total number of outfit changes to 5 during her performance, 6 total during the course of the Awards Show starting with the red carpet (see photo). Watch the entire spectacle below.