O I forgot to ask: why does the Trickster switch between costumes? I saw the blue one tonight..? Thanks!
That is actually because of the rare case that a current performer in the troupe has taken the role of the Trickster. In most cases, the Trickster has 2-3 outfits: The yellow/red outfit, the blue/orange/white outfit, and the Crooner (purple/black/skull) outfit.
To my knowledge, the reason that Philippe does not have his yellow/red outfit right now is because he has not gotten measured for it. Philippe exclusively does all the shows, photo shoots, and promotions in the blue outfit only. I’m not sure if this is because he’s also in Hand to Hand, and so he normally doesn’t have time to change outfits when he’s warming up for his act in between his bits on stage, or if this is a completely creative choice made by the director or creatives from the show.
Regardless, it seems Philippe just does not have the second (yellow/red) outfit, to my knowledge. It’s a little sad because that’s one of my favorite outfits in the show, but hopefully they’ll integrate into the show again in the future!