Do you believe in magic? Well, after watching Malaysian husband-and-wife duo Avery Chin and Sylvia Lim get the world record for 18 costume changes in one minute, we sure do! (Like seriously, this is sorcery.)
It all started when Happy Valley theme park in Wuhan, Hubei, China invited various magicians to perform at the venue in order to celebrate the national holiday week in China. Known as “Golden Week”, the Chinese National Day started its celebration on October 1st and always runs for seven days. This holiday commemorates the founding of the People’s Republic of China and, interestingly enough, it’s considered the longest public holiday besides the Chinese New Year.
In the video, you can see that Chin holds a tube-like curtain around Lim and when he pulls it down, she magically appears in a different ensemble:
On average, it takes Lim approximately three seconds to change her outfit. And after the 60-second timer buzzed, Lim completed the amazing feat and successfully broke the Guinness World Records title for the most costume change illusions in one minute by an individual.
Funny enough, the previous world record was just shattered a couple of weeks ago by fellow Malaysian magicians Vivas Magic at Sunway Pyramid, in Kuala Lumpur. They broke the record by completing 16 changes of 17 costumes.
Now, we’re sensing an epic change-off in the near future.
So…if one of these magicians could share their secret, that would be great – because we all need to get dressed a lot faster in the morning.