Court Jester Costume Ideas

Fun Court Jester Costume IdeasLooking for something fun to dress up for this Halloween then check out some Court Jester Costume Ideas?   There are lots of choices from the traditional medieval court jester to the comic book jesters or even an evil jester.

You can also get different court jester costumes for all ages.

The colors and styles available make these costumes a fun & bright choice for Halloween.

Court Jester costume ideas for the whole family

Click image to be taken to a selection of court jester costumes

The Court Jester was extremely popular during Medieval times in the Kings Court and was otherwise known as the Fool.   His job was to entertain and he did so through storytelling and music.   Some Jesters, Fools or Jokers also juggled or did other acrobatic tricks.

Jesters were very popular in the Royal Courts of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James I which is why they are mentioned in some Shakespearean plays.   After the English restoration period Charles II chose not to reinstate the role of the Jester in his court.

British nobles did, however continue the practice for centuries after that.  A little trivia nugget for you – did you know who the last noble family were to have a jester?  It was the Bowes-Lyons aka the Queen Mother’s family.

Travelling groups of jesters performed on stage and in part were fore-runners to circus clowns.  Their history can also be linked to  the popular seaside Punch & Judy puppet show and is also associated with the tradition of the harlequin as well.

The jester may no longer be found in royal courts, but we see them in other forms.  Examples of the jester’s continuing influence is as the Joker on playing cards.   He is also found  in Tarot cards,pantomimes and even in some of our sayings.   When we talk about someone playing (or acting) the fool or we claim to be saying something in jest we can follow these sayings back to the Court Jester.

Lets check out some Court Jester Halloween Costumes or you can jump straight to the section you want – Kids Jester Halloween Costumes | Men’s Jester Halloween Costumes | Women Jester Halloween Costumes | Evil Jester Costumes

Choose a Kids Jester Halloween Costume

Fun Jester Costumes for Children

If there’s one thing that kids love to do it’s playing the fool!   These costumes can let them play the cheeky joker to their heart content so which is your favorite Kids Jester Halloween costume?


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These bright and colorful costumes are bound to be a big hit with kids and parents alike.

Jester Costume Ideas for Men

There are some great Jester costumes for men, but you could also think outside the box and dress up as a playing card joker or a travelling harlequin.

Let’s look at the more ‘traditional court jester’ costume ideas that are available.


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And just in case you like the idea of the playing card joker I’ve even found a costume idea that you might enjoy –


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Women Jester Halloween Costumes

If you search for women’s jester costumes you’ll often come across Harley Quinn costumes.  This is because when the harlequin made it’s way to Britain it’s ‘story’ and the Court Jester’s ‘story’ became a little interwoven.
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This featured costume is the classic Harley Quinn jester costume.  If you’re looking for this extremely popular DC Comics character then check out more of her costumes at Harley Quinn Halloween Costumes.

If you choose a harlequin or court jester costume in a red and black combination then people are going to think you’re dressed as Harley Quinn.

Luckily (if you’re not a Harley fan) there are other colors available so ilet’s have a look at a few of them.



Luckily there are other Court Jester Halloween costumes for women so let’s take a look at them.


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Evil Jester Costumes

Jesters have often had a mischievous side to them so it’s hardly surprising that the idea of an evil jester would arise. This is especially the case when you think of the inter-woven shared history that clowns and jesters have. After all we’ve all heard of the evil clown so why not an evil jester?

The evil jester is often represented in a black and white costume, although there are other colors used at times. The jester’s face is often a scary mask, although there are exceptions.  There are some cool YouTube videos that show how to create the look of an evil jester using make-up.

It’s hard to describe what makes a jester costume an evil jester costume, but let me just show you a few examples.


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I hope you’ve enjoyed perusing these court jester costume ideas and have found the perfect costume for your next fancy dress occasion.

Court Jester Costume Ideas

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Cute Dinosaur Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

There are some absolutely gorgeous dinosaur Halloween costumes for toddlers available and what toddler doesn’t love dinosaurs?   Let’s have a nice big Raawr! and look at some of the best dinosaur costumes for toddlers.

Dinosaur Fossil Costumes

Now as cool as dinosaur costumes are I was bowled over when I saw the dinosaur fossil costumes that have been released this year.   When my daughter was a toddler one of these would have been her choice as it combines dinosaurs and skeletons – can you say love it in Dinosaur?  Raawr!


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These gorgeous costumes are basically jumpsuits which means that your toddler will be comfortable in them (always a good thing to think about, nothing worse than a toddler who wants to take their costume off 5 mins after putting it on!) The black jumpsuits have feet in them and are screen printed to give them the look of fossils. They also come with a matching hood and mitts to keep them nice and snug while they’re trick or treating.

T-Rex Dinosaur Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

The most popular dinosaur for some reason always seems to be the T-Rex which is why most toddler dinosaur costumes feature this big, tall member of the Jurasic period.

Here are my favorite three T-Rex dinosaur costumes for toddlers, I can’t narrow it down any more than that!


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Aren’t they gorgeous? Can you choose just one T-Rex costume as your favorite? I keep going backwards and forwards between these three with a different favorite each time.

Did you know that in Dinosaur the same word means ‘I love you’, ‘I’m hungry’ & ‘I eat you’? That word is Raawr!

I’m not sure why we all love the T-Rex as they were one of the largest meat eating dinosaurs around so if they had co-existed when we were around we would have been avoiding them very quickly because if they said Raawr! to us it would be meaning ‘I eat you’ NOT ‘I love you’!

There are other dinosaur costumes available for your toddler that are pretty awesome too…

More Toddler Dinosaur Costumes

A Pterodactyl Dinosaur Costume for Your Child

If your child prefers the flying reptiles of the Jurassic period then this cute Pterodactyl costume will be perfect.


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I think this ‘flying dinosaur’ costume is really cute and I love the green and purple as I know a number of children who would pick the costume based on the colors alone!

What about other dinosaurs? It’s okay I’m not finished we still have more one to go….

Toddler’s Stegosaurus Dinosaur Costume

When I was a child I used to love the Stegosaurus the most, and not just because they ate plants, I just thought they looked cool.

I don’t think they actually looked like this next costume, but it is a very cute ‘interpretation’ for a toddler –


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The big feet are actually shoe covers and I think they really pull the costume together, don’t you?

This next costume is (in my opinion) a much more ‘realistic’ looking Stegosaurus costume for your toddler as I know some may think that the costume above ‘isn’t really a dinosaur mom!’


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Triceraptops Dinosaur Halloween Costume for Toddlers

Another popular dinosaur was the Triceraptops. This dinosaur was a large one with three horns, hence the ‘tri’ part in it’s name, but one the plus side he was a vegetarian so when he said Raawr! you didn’t have to run away!

If your child likes the look of this giant dino with the scary face then why not get them this costume and a little green face paint as well – because what child doesn’t like some face paint on?


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Well that’s all of the dinosaur costumes I’ve found for your toddler, but if you wanted to make your own dinosaur costume for your toddler there are some great tutorials available.

DIY Dinosaur Costume for Toddlers

My favorite diy dinosaur costume for toddlers came from a new blog I’ve just discovered called Rust & Sunshine and I absolutely loved the grey and yellow combination she used to make her son’s costume, here’s the link –

DIY Dinosaur Costume for Toddler

I hope you’ve enjoyed our jaunt to the Jurassic period for our toddler Halloween costume inspiration today.

Great Selection of Dinosaur Halloween Costumes for Toddlers - Raawr!

The Best Outdoor Halloween Ghost Decorations

Create the spookiest house on the block with some of these outdoor Halloween ghost decorations and let’s see if your friends, family and neighbors can still say, “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” after this Halloween at your house!

There are lots of ways of creating a ghost’s paradise at your home this Halloween, you just have to decide if you want cute ghosts or scary ghosts or even a mixture of ghosts.  I like the idea of not letting people know what to expect before entering your yard, but if you want to give them the chance to bypass ‘ghost town’ then you could have this warning out the front –


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If people choose to enter your yard after that warning then let their senses go crazy with ghosts galore! Besides deciding if you want your ghosts to look cute or terrifying you also have to decide if they’re going to be gathering on the ground or if you’re going to have hanging ghost decorations. Next it’s a case of buying or making, so what are we waiting for? Let’s look at some of the best outdoor Halloween ghost decorations available for this year.

First up we have a ghost gathering – nothing scary about a gang of ghosts is there?   These are quite cute ghosts too…..

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Set of three cute lawn ghost decorations via

Now you could buy a set of 3 or more than one set and they would look great on your lawn, but did you know that they are really easy to make?

How to Make Ghost Halloween Decorations for Your Lawn

To make a version of the ghosts featured above check out – DIY Lawn Ghosts

If you want to make a similar idea, but on a smaller scale (for on your porch, inside or even perched on a tree) you might like to check out this Floating Ghost tutorial 

Another idea (and one I’m eager to try this year) is what they call a Tomato Cage Ghost which as you can imagine uses a tomato cage to create the ghost’s form.   There are lots of different tutorials for these online, but this is the one I liked the best – How to Make a Tomato Cage Ghost


Hanging Ghost Halloween Decorations

There’s something even more spooky about a hanging ghost halloween decoration, I think it’s because the ghost isn’t touching the ground. You always think of ghostly apparitions floating towards you when you think of a haunted building don’t you?
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Again when it comes to hanging ghosts there are the cute looking ones like the one to my right as well as some pretty scary looking ones.
The simple hanging ghosts can also be made at home, in fact these cheesecloth small hanging ghosts are said to be a perfect Halloween craft for kids – DIY Hanging Ghosts Tutorial
You can also make your own floating heads hanging ghosts which look a lot more creepy to me than the cute guy to my right – Floating Head Hanging Ghost Tutorial



There are more complicated ways of creating a hanging ghost too, the How to Make a Packing Tape & Trash Bag Ghost Tutorial is much more in depth, but the end result looks worth it…….I’m just not convinced I could pull that one off!

When it comes to buying a hanging ghost decoration for Halloween you can get a number of animated ones like the one in this video –

You can purchase this hanging, rotating and moaning ghost by clicking right here to go straight to it on

It does use 3AA batteries to help it light up, moan and rotate so be sure to stock up for the haunting season as I’d hate for them to run out on you!

Here are a few more animated hanging ghosts to haunt any visitors to your home…


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Of course some people don’t see whole forms of a ghost after all the spirits show themselves in some strange ways at times – like faces that appear in the mirror behind you and vanish when you turn around. Then there’s that feeling you get when you feel their presence and yet you don’t see anything.

Create a ghostly atmosphere with the help of a fog machine (they love appearing on foggy nights after all) and add a few concealed fans for the breeze and cold that you sometimes feel as they brush past you.

There are lots of non-ghost props that you can use to enhance the feeling of spirits around you such as a couple of gravestones in the back yard that they can congregate around (not a whole cemetery just one or two).

You could also leave an ouiji board on a table near some ghostly apparitions or a crystal ball for that mystical feel.

I like the idea of the place having an old unused feel around it, almost like the ghosts have taken over – cobwebs in corners with spiders, what looks like a broken window or two and boarded up doors etc.   Of course for a bit of comic relief you could leave some ball and chain on the ground and run around looking for your ghost that got away!

I’m going to round up with a Halloween prop that is not for the faint of heart and has been released this year (so your friends won’t have seen it yet) – the ghostly lightshow –


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Of course now the only question is should you dress up as a ghost or a Ghostbuster for a happy haunting Halloween!

Lots of outdoor Halloween ghost decorations to add some 'boo' factor to your Halloween activities

Suicide Squad Halloween Costumes

If Comic-Con 2016 is anything to go by then this year we’ll be seeing a whole lot of Suicide Squad Halloween costumes, especially Margot Robbie’s version of Harley Quinn.

Although superheroes are great to dress up as when you’re a kid there’s something fun about dressing up as a super villain that many adults enjoy and that’s where these Suicide Squad costumes come into their own.

The looks that the 2016 blockbuster movie has brought to these characters have given them a punkish street edge look that I think is awesome so let’s have a look at some of these super villains.

The main Suicide Squad characters are The Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Katana & Croc Killer.  Dress up as any member of the squad or use this as a great idea for a group costume.

Suicide Squad Halloween Costumes

Suicide Squad Joker Costume

Jared Leto brings the Joker to life in the 2016 Suicide Squad movie and apparently while filming he stayed in character and even scared Scott Eastward a little bit (with Dirty Harry as your dad I’m thinking that’s not an easy thing to do!)

The key to this costume is very pale skin, green hair and some pretty out there tattoos which have already caused the internet to melt as fans reactions have not been in favor of the tattoos.


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The costume above includes the red shirt, jacket and pants, but you’ll also need to get a green wig and address those tattoos. If you have a quick look on youtube you’ll see that some people have very successfully recreated the Joker’s pale skin and crazy tattoos, but if you want an easier way to get the look we’ve got you covered with a set of temporary tattoos.

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As a special bonus we’ve also got another Joker costume for you as one of the officially licensed Suicide Squad costumes that have just been released –

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Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Costume

In the movie Harley Quinn moves from her cartoonish red and black traditional costume to a punkier version of Harley Quinn with the combination of red and blue instead. She also sports a pretty nifty baseball bat – what’s with villains and baseball bats?

She still has her pigtails which I think she carries off really well so let’s have a look at Harley Quinn 2016 Suicide Squad version!

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This costume kit includes the jacket and shirt, to pull off the complete look you’ll also need to do the hair in her cute blonde pigtails with the pink and blue dye on alternate pigtails.   Some of her jewelry would also add to the look along with the kick ass shoes she wears.

Let’s not forget her baseball bat adorned with the words Good Night!

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If you prefer some of Harley Quinn’s other costumes then check out her reinventions from classic Harley to Suicide Squad at Harley Quinn Halloween Costumes.

Suicide Squad Deadshot Halloween Costume

Brought to life by Will Smith in the 2016 movie Deadshot is decked out in red and black as you can see in the official licensed costume below –

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All you need to add is some black combat boots and you’ve got a great Suicide Squad costume.


Suicide Squad Katana Costume

The Suicide Squad’s martial arts master is none other than Katana and if you want to pull off her costume I’ve found a great costume kit for you below –

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This costume kit includes the jacket with attached shirt and Katana’s mask. Complete the outfit by adding a pair of black trousers and a Katana wig (unless, of course you can style your hair like hers).

Killer Croc Suicide Squad Halloween Costume

Another member of the squad is Killer Croc, born Waylon Jones he has a genetic disorder which causes his skin to look like it belongs on a reptile. After killing his aunt he joined a travelling circus under the name of Killer Croc and the rest is super villain history.

Now I’m sure if you’re a make up artist or special effects guru you could recreate the look of Killer Croc’s skin for Halloween, but for mere mortals like myself there are masks available. This costume kit includes both a mask and gloves along with his jacket and attached hoodie so all you need to add is a pair of jeans and you have the perfect Killer Croc costume for this Halloween.

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Whether you dress up as your favorite member of the Suicide Squad or something different this Halloween I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these costume ideas with me, personally I love the new ‘take no prisoners’ Harley Quinn look.

Suicide Squad Halloween Costumes

Coca Cola Costumes – The Real Deal!

Fun selection of Coca Cola costumesThere are lots of cool Coca Cola costumes to choose from so whether you enjoy the refreshing taste of coke or not you’ll find a range of cool Halloween costume ideas for you to choose from here.

It’s hard to know where to start as this drink is a pop culture icon in it’s own right so as a costume you know it’s going to be a winner!   The first coke costume I saw was the coca cola can costume, then I saw a tank dress costume.   The following year I came across the coca cola bottle costume and this year I’ve ‘discovered’ another new (to me) coke costume – the coca cola vending machine costume.

Let’s have a look at some of the great coca cola costumes available….


Coca-Cola Vending Machine Costume

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I love this vending machine costume and it’s my daughters favorite coca-cola costume ….. or at least it was yesterday! I must admit I don’t like wearing slinky costumes a lot of the time so this seems ideal to me. It is usually shown with a male model in it, but I think it’s definitely more of a unisex costume idea don’t you?

Coca Cola Can Costumes

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Now I personally don’t drink diet coke, I like the real thing, but just in case you do I’ve got both coca cola can costumes available for you. If I do go for this costume you can be sure I’ll be in the good old red and white!

Now I don’t know about you, but I actually think that coke tastes better out of a can, it seems to have a more consistent flavor which is why this costume was always my favorite….until I saw the vending machine one and now I’m torn.

Coca Cola Bottle Costume

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Another classic coke costume, this one really embraces the ‘coke side of life’.

Coca Cola Cup Costume

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To round up the classic coca cola costumes I just had to include the coca cola cup costume.

Which of these classic coke costumes do you prefer?

More Ideas for Coca Cola Costumes

Other Ways to Celebrate ‘The Real Thing’ in Costume

Now that I’ve included the classic ready to wear coca cola costumes let’s look at some other ways you can celebrate your love of coke on Halloween or for some other fancy dress event. One of the reasons that coca cola is considered a pop icon in it’s own right is because of how long it’s had a prominent role in our society. Since the late 1800s we’ve been enjoying this sweet, fizzy beverage.

You can see a range of coca cola posters and tin signs showing advertising from the Victorian era (as pictured) to now.

Victorian Coca cola costume idea

Now wearing a red Victorian outfit like the model has donned above probably doesn’t say coca-cola costume to you, but what about making your own costume using a late Victorian or Edwardian dress pattern and emulating them on some of the ‘historical themed’ coca-cola Barbies that you can get. Make sure you have a coke bottle with a straw as an accessory and you’re good to go.

Coca Cola Barbie historical costume ideas

If that doesn’t appeal to you then what about a more retro coca cola costume idea?   Soda jerks and soda girls are usually thought of in fifties fashions which is why you can find these cool ready to wear coca cola costumes –


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Of course there’s always another outside the box coca-cola costume idea which I absolutely love….

Coca Cola Polar Bear Costume

Wouldn’t this be an awesome costume idea? Now there’s no official coca cola polar bear costume that I can find, but I think you simply need to get yourself a polar bear costume and customize it yourself –

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Now pop over to Amazon (or try one of your local stores) and get some coca cola stickers, there’s a coca-cola decal sticker sheet which looks ideal. I have a few coca-cola polar bears (the soft toy variety not the real thing!) and most of them have the coke sign on a paw.   A couple have the sign on their ear, it is also  featured on the chest. So pop on your polar bear costume and stick some coke stickers on you, carry a can or bottle of coke and you have a unique coca cola costume!

Which coca cola costume would you wear?

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