Malaysian magicians make 25 changes of costume in 60 seconds

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysian magicians Avery Chin and Sylvia Lim may have broken their record for the most costume changes in a minute during a performance on Saturday night.

The married couple changed costumes 25 times during their performance at the Penang Street Food Festival at Lebuh Pantai here.

The huge crowd which attended were mesmerised as Lim changed from costume to costume in a screen used by Chin for the act.

There were loud cheers and claps as the final change from a blue frilly ensemble to a white dress was completed with a flourish of confetti.

Chin said their latest attempt was one more costume compared to their last performance in Tokyo, Japan on Aug 27 where they made 24 costume changes in a minute.

He said the performance there earned them a record in the Guinness World Records while their feat in Penang would have to be verified first.

"We have a good chance to break our own record. We followed all the requirements, rules and regulations set by Guinness.

"There is the potential to break our previous record set in Japan, we hope we can do so with this," he said after the performance, adding an application has been made and a decision is expected soon.

Lim, 40, said they were nervous prior to their performance.

"This is our best performance so far where we are able to change 25 costumes in one minute after performing such costume sleight of hand for 10 years," she said.

The couple have performed the world over including in the United States of America (USA), Japan, Hong Kong, China, and on luxury cruise ships.