Red Carpet Rundown: Live From The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet

Atmosphere outside of the Barclays Center prior to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for MTV)

It’s time once again for the greatest red carpet of all–no, not the Oscars, not the Met Gala, but the MTV Video Music Awards. And why is it the greatest? Because it replaces all the pomp and circumstance of those other red carpet spectacles with more shameless fameballing, astonishingly tacky minis, ridiculous costumes, novelty hats, ornamental canes and so forth–sometimes even capes! It’s the best of times, it is the worst of times.

This year, the ceremony’s in Brooklyn at the massive Barclay’s Center (above)–and the big draw is that almost-certainly-happening ‘NYSNC reunion. But even if they don’t break out the marionette strings, there will be plenty of other absurd outfits to enjoy.

We’ll be updating throughout the night as photos come in, so refresh early and refresh often. Tomorrow, we’ll round them up in (relatively) best and (definitively) worst lists.

 Television personality Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi 

Model Erin Wasson attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

Erin Wasson

 Carly Aquilino attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)Carly Aquilino

Musician Katy Perry attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

Katy Perry (in Coco Rocha‘s dress from this year’s Met Gala?! Scandal!)

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She also wore a grill, which are apparently everywhere.

Coco Rocha attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)Coco Rocha

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Red CarpetRichard Simmons out of fucking no where!

 2 Chainz attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

2 Chainz

Musician Grimes attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)

Grimes and 2 Chainz also wore the same pants.

TV personality Jenni 'JWoww' Farley attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

JWOWW

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    • Cee

      It may be Coco Rocha’s actual dress. It looks uncomfortably tight on Katy.

    • Alexis H

      Erin Wasson is the most naked and JWoww got pretty awesomely photobombed. I’m still digesting the rest of this because there is a LOT to unpack here. The best(?) and worst lists are going to make my day tomorrow.

      • nic

        That photobomb is amazing

    • Alyssa

      I really don’t like Taylor Swift’s hair…it looks awkward on her…

      • Alexis H

        The whole “sultry siren” charicature she’s working feels really forced and uncomfortable. Do not enjoy.

    • tfmustI

      No photo of Selena Gomez could ever be awful.

    • at

      Best: Selena, duh. That dress is perfect for the VMAs. Also looooove Willow Smith (gurl is more stylin’ than me). Worst is defs TayTay. She just aged 10 years.

    • Char

      Even through his sunglasses you can tell Jaden Smith is making that same dumb face that Justin Beiber always makes in photos. What IS that?