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I met the talented Tigress on the Cats Forever mailing list and she was kind enough to send me these wonderful pictures. You can visit her website by clicking on one of the pictures. If you've made your own Cats costume &/or designed Cats makeup and you'd like your photo displayed here, email me at

Tigress in CATS makeup

Tigress in CATS makeup

Tigress in CATS makeup

Tigress in CATS makeup

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Books on Theatrical Costuming & Stage Makeup

Face Painting Book (includes book and Paints) by Editors of Klutz Pr
Cheek art, animals, Halloween art, clowns, body art--more than 83 designs for face-painting with complete how-to instructions in a spiral-bound book that comes with one set of nontoxic, water-based Kryolan face paints and brush.
Not a "professional" book on stage makeup, but fun and easy for beginners.

Stage Makeup Step-By-Step by Rosemarie Swinfield
The Complete Guide to Basic Makeup, Planning and Designing Makeup, Adding and Reducing Age, Ethnic Makeup, Special effects. You can use this book to improve your own makeup skills or for teaching basic theater makeup. With clear photos and step-by-step directions, this is an excellent all around book, and a wonderful professional-caliber introductory book as well.

Broadway Costumes on a Budget : Big-Time Ideas for Amateur Producers
High school, college, and community theatre versions of Broadway shows can have all the glitz, glitter and pizzazz of the New York variety. This book lists 100 famous musicals categorized by costume styles. Applying the book's crossover system, costumes from one show can easily be altered for any other show in the same category. "How to do it" suggestions are given for both the basic costume design and for specific show adaptations.

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Cats the musical & cast photos copyright The Really Useful Group Ltd.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot, additional words by Trevor Nunn & Richard Stilgoe
Meditative Cat graphics & all text descriptions copyright 2000-2006 Catresea Ann Canivan
walking paws animated courtesy of Glenda Moore of Catstuff