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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.