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

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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?

 

 Lil’ Jester Costume Toddler Junior Jester Costume Girl’s Jester Costume Child Jolly Jester 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.

 

 Medieval Jester Costume Jolly Jester Costume

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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 –

 

 Whimsical Playing Card Joker Costume

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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.
DC Heroes and Villains Collection - Harley Quinn CostumeDC Heroes and Villains Collection – Harley Quinn Costume

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.

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

 

 Jester Adult Costume Mardi Gras JesterCostume Tricksterina Jester Costume Jolly Jester Costume

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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.

 

 Child’s Evil Jester Costume Kids Evil Jester Costume Adult Dark Jester Costume Adult Evil Jester Costume

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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

Cute Dinosaur Costumes for ToddlersThere 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.

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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!

 

 Toddler’s T-Rex Fossil Costume Toddler Triceratops Costume

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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!

 

 T-Rex Toddler Costume Dinosaur Toddler Costume Toddler T-Rex Costume

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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.

 

 Pterodactyl Toddler Costume

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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 –

 

 Toddler Stegosaurus Costume

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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!’

 

 Child Stegosaurus Costume

 

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?

 

 Toddler Triceraptops Costume

 

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!