It's hard enough to last one night out without turning into Girl Using McDonald's Bags as Shoes, so imagine what it's like having to wear heels and constricting clothing night after night for months—and smiling. Yup. Here, feel for 48 celebrities whose costumes might have proved more trouble than they were worth.
Don't just stand there, Sean Penn—*untangle* her, god.
To free the nipple or not free the nipple?
Ah, the strapless-top shimmy. We know it well.
"What am I supposed to do with this?"
Smiling through the awk like a true pro.
When your dress breaks as you're presenting but the show must go on.
"Good day, Matthew McConaughey!! I said GOOD DAY."
Oh no. Do you think he left a tag on?
Prime candidate for a Caption This.
Everybody, after using the bathroom.
This is why you need a fluffer. Or a husband.
John Legend moonlights as one (a fluffer), little-known fact.
Stairs: 70 percent more dangerous when you've got actual lawn-chair covers sprouting from your hips.
"Was this there when I left the house?"
When you don't even care who sees anymore.
Pictured: Reenactment of when you lose your contact on the bathroom floor.
An incredibly photogenic strapless shimmy.
"Wait. This goes where?"
Before your mom tells you what a handsome boy you are.
"Oh, look! Lucky penny!"
Make sure your wrap dress is securely fastened before waving. Trust.
Mid-putting-on-jacket or scarecrow pose? We might never know.
Ugh, don't you hate it when your sparkly heel gets stuck in your fur stole?
The daintiest strapless shimmy.