Want to look like Gaga? Do the math. Photo: Getty

As editors, we don't necessarily excel at math, but our staff attempted to crack the code of Gaga's VMA style.

There was much debate, but we settled on one part Marlene Deitrich, plus one part Phantom of the Opera.

The result? Gaga's creepy couture.

Other toss-ins included: The Crow, an actual crow, Zorro, The Man in the Iron Mask, Dita Von Teese, Marilyn Monroe, and Marilyn Manson.

Who do you think Gaga looks like?

Let us know your take on the Gaga style equation--leave a comment below!