Courtesy Taylor Swift
Michele Corriston
August 24, 2014 08:00 PM

The only thing wilder than VMA performances? The crazy outfits celebrities rock on the red carpet.

Sometimes they’re skimpy, sometimes they’re sparkly, and they always get the Internet buzzing. So PEOPLE is jumping ahead of the curve, bringing you behind-the-scenes shots of stars getting ready for the MTV awards show.

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From Taylor Swift‘s makeup buddy to Kesha‘s bare selfie, see how the night’s most anticipated attendees are prepping their looks.

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