Music Video Style Roundup: It's Time to Talk About Katy Perry's Old Lady Dancer Disguise & Lea Michele's Unitards

04/22/2014 at 04:24 PM ET

We imagine that recording artists must have to put a lot of thought into music videos, meticulously mapping out everything from the storyline to the wardrobe to the extras who bop around in the background. And when you’re Katy Perry, whose done everything from swinging on vines and wrestling alligators to dancing around in a cupcake bustier, it must get really hard to one-up yourself. But the singer managed to do so (naturally) in her new music video for “Birthday.” You’ll see what we mean when you watch the teaser above.

The actress goes incognito as a number of “birthday party performers” — an elderly burlesque dancer named Goldie, alcoholic clown Kriss, Jewish party entertainer Yosef Shulem, Ace the worn-out Animal Trainer and the social media-obsessed Princess Mandee who does children’s face paint, constantly Tweets and looks the most like Perry. We really would love to see the transformation process for all of these looks, but for now you’ll just have to marvel at the split below.

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Katy Perry Music Video Birthday

In more music video news, Lea Michele has been busy filming her latest video for “On My Way,” and has been giving fans an inside look at all of the Coachella-inspired outfits she’s been wearing, from jungle-printed hot pants and a white plunging onesie with Charles Albert jewelry to what looks like a black cutout bathing suit with Old Gringo ankle boots. All we know: Skin is definitely in for the Glee star.

Catch some of her Instagrams below, and tell us: What do you think of these over-the-top music videos? Are excited to see more? Do you like the teasers? Share your thoughts below!

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Nancy on

KATY PERRY IS NOT TALENTED, at least at singing. She has to use ALL these STUPID props to distract everyone from the sad fact that she can’t sing. Please, please stop Katy and find some other creative outlet. Every time a song of hers comes on I turn the channel. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

Pam on

Lea is not who I thought she was :(.

Lizzy on

I have to disagree, @Nancy. Katy Perry’s real voice is actually quite lovely. Though her vocals are often masked with unnecessary Auto-tune, Katy has a background in gospel and folk which helped hone her into the pop artist she is now. Katy is also a gifted songwriter… her only real fault being that she has to resort to these “props”, as you call it, in order to compete and stay relevant with this ever growing group of new manufactured pop-stars.

randy albin on

wow, this is really pushing the envelope here. these people are so young that they wouldn’t know what burlesque is. this is a good imagination. make it for flattering, please

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