Lady Gaga Dresses Up and Strips Down in 'Applause' Video

08/19/2013 at 12:25 PM EDT

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga hopes her little monsters are cheering for the impressive variety of costumes she wears in the brand new video for "Applause."

While dancing around in various wigs, Gaga sports large DaVinci-like wings, a glittery tail and some unusual, barely-there bikini tops. She even appears as a black swan in a giant egg.

The video also features the colorful, abstract-art makeup look that she wears on the cover of her single, which is the first off her upcoming album ARTPOP. (She's also been spotted out in Los Angeles wearing the smudged look.)

But she strips it all off for a scene in "Applause" that is strikingly bare when compared with the rest, featuring the pop star in black underwear and high heels on a plain white mattress.

The video continues Gaga's fascination with dressing up and stripping down, which was illustrated recently by her four separate outfits for as many covers of the September issue of V Magazine.

Gaga is set to open the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, with a performance of the song. We can't wait to see what she wears!

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