There are some things that only true, dedicated Britney Spears fans will understand, and in honor of her 32nd birthday today, we're celebrating with a look back at 15 years of Britney fandom. Her career spans decades, moving from plaid and pigtails to sequined bodysuits to the fierce look she has today — and if you're anything like us, you've covered all those style bases with your Halloween costumes over the years. From the schoolgirl era to the VMAs stage to her latest TV gig, Britney's proven time and time again why she's a pop icon. And with her new stint in Sin City, she's joining the ranks of other music legends like Celine Dion and Elton John. For those of us who have loved her from the beginning, let's take a trip down memory lane with the journey of being a Britney fan — in GIFs.
Britney's dance moves first caught our attention on The Mickey Mouse Club in the early '90s.
Then, in 1998, she released "(Hit Me) Baby One More Time," and we started wearing plaid skirts and pigtails, because obviously.
We weren't the only ones — everyone wanted to be Britney.
Read on for more Britney fandom moments and amazing GIFs.