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Although there have been many replica productions around the world, and the exact style of the costumes all vary depending on the country and creators of that production's costumes, they are all derived from John Napier's original design sketches.

Admetus[]

Originally a Kitten design, this costume was given to the London style Admetus, and reworked for Pouncival.

Alonzo[]

Originally a design intended for Quaxo, the black and white design was given to Alonzo instead. It was recoloured for Broadway, filling in the white with brown/gold. The original Alonzo design was given variously to Plato or Victor.

Asparagus[]

Song and Chorus costumes.

Bill Bailey[]

Same design as his alternate, Tumblebrutus.

Bombalurina[]

Bustopher Jones[]

Song and Chorus costumes.

Originally, both Bustopher and Deuteronomy were played by the same actor, so they had the same chorus/basic costume. When the Bustopher role was given to the Asparagus actor instead, the chorus costume was Deuteronomy's alone.

Carbucketty[]

The original Carbucketty design has remained fairly consistent, although Broadway initially used the George design for Carbucketty instead. Variations of both designs have been used for ensemble/chorus/swing cats in various productions.

Cassandra[]

Coricopat[]

Same design as his twin, Tantomile.

Demeter[]

Electra[]

Jennyanydots was originally intended to have no chorus costume, as she was played by the actress playing Grizabella. When the roles were split, she was given Electra's original design, and Electra received a kitten design instead.

Etcetera[]

The unnamed design is used both for Etcetera and Rumpleteazer. It is unclear which came first. The red kitten design usually used for Electra was used for Etcetera in Vienna. The brown kitten design was used for Etcetera for the World Tour.

Exotica[]

The sleek, brown kitten design seems to be the basis for the Film Exotica costumes.

George[]

Gilbert/Genghis/Siamese[]

(Unknown)

Griddlebone[]

Grizabella[]

Original, unused design, original stage design, and the 2014 revamp design.

Growltiger[]

The original design got a slight redraw for Broadway, but remained mostly the same. The 2014 revamp saw a total redesign of the character.

Jellylorum[]

Jemima[]

Jemima/Sillabub's design, and the kitten design used as a swing or Chorus Jemima character in some productions.

Jennyanydots[]

Song costume, and the Chorus costume originally intended for Electra.

Jonathan[]

A variation on the George design has been used for the chorus/swing character of Jonathan in the past, most notably the World Tour.

Macavity[]

For the 2014 London revival, Macavity was given a black front, instead of white. The 2016 Broadway revival used a notably different interpretation of this more recent design.

Macavity Hench-cats[]

Macavity's shady assistants who kidnap Old Deuteronomy.

Mistoffelees[]

Song and chorus/basic costume.

Mungojerrie[]

Song and Chorus costume, along with the trash puppet design originally used for Broadway, but soon scrapped.

Munkustrap[]

Murad[]

(unknown)

Noilly Prat[]

(unknown)

Old Deuteronomy[]

Song and Chorus designs.

Originally, both Bustopher and Deuteronomy were played by the same actor, so they had the same chorus/basic costume. When the Bustopher role was given to the Asparagus actor instead, the chorus costume was Deuteronomy's alone.

Olivia[]

(unknown)

Pekes and Pollicles[]

Two rival dog breeds.

Plato[]

The grey design was originally intended for Alonzo, but given to Plato on Broadway instead (and Victor in London). Plato wears either that or the Admetus (kitten) design depending on production style, as the parts are interchangeable. Occasionally, he had a costume that was a blend of the two.

Pouncival[]

Pouncival originally wore a greyed version of the kitten/Admetus design, but often wears the Carbucketty costume instead. More recently, be had been given the original George design.

Quaxo[]

Quaxo was originally to have his own design, but when his character was merged with Mistoffelees in the original production, that design was given to Alonzo, and Quaxo wore the chorus Mistoffelees design.

When the character has been split off again separately, he wears a few different designs over the decades.

Rumpus Cat[]

Rumpleteazer[]

Song and chorus designs, with the chorus design also being used for Etcetera. It is unknown if there is a separate original Rumpleteazer design or not. A sketch of Bonnie Langford as Rumpleteazer, and the Broadway "trash puppet" design.

Rum Tum Tugger[]

The chorus design, still used for both versions of the character, the original song design, the Broadway redraw, and the 2014 revamp design.

Sillabub[]

The renamed soloist, using the same design base as Jemima.

Skimbleshanks[]

Song and chorus costume.

Tantomile[]

Same design as her twin, Coricopat.

Tumblebrutus[]

Same design as his alternate, Bill Bailey.

Victor[]

Design originally intended to Alonzo, but given to Plato or Victor dependant on production.

Victoria[]

Kittens[]

These designs were originally for the un-named kitten ensemble, and have variously been given to named kittens, chorus characters and swings.

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