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.

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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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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

Jabbawockeez Halloween Costume

Jabbawockeez outfit complete with trademark white mask

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My daughter loves dance, especially hip hop so when we had the chance to take her to see the Jabbawockeez in 2012 we didn’t hesitate.   When they came on to perform, not only did I enjoy their dancing, I thought what a great idea for Halloween – a Jabbawockeez Halloween Costume.

I thought it seemed like a very easy Halloween costume to put together, it would also be a great idea for a group costume as well.   Let’s look at a few simple steps to create your very own Jabbawockeez Halloween costume.

Simple Steps to Create Your Own Jabbawockeez Halloween Costume

When we saw them they were going though their orange jumpsuit ‘stage’ so this is the costume I’m going to piece together for you now –

Jabbawockeez Halloween Costume Ideas

Where to get everything –

Orange jumpsuit | Jabbawockeez Mask | White Gloves | Black Leather Bucket Hat | Orange Running Shoes

As you can see above you take an orange jumpsuit, pop on a trademark white mask, then throw on a black hat, orange kicks and some white gloves and you’re good to go!   Now to be honest they may have been wearing white shoes instead of orange as I can’t remember and in images of them I’ve seen them don both so use whatever you have.

The not so simple part of this costume is busting a few moves – a couple of go to hip hop moves would really help you pull it off, but if that’s not happening then just tell people you’re having a day off!

Other Jabbawockeez Costume Ideas for Halloween

There are a few other ideas for your very own Jabbawockeez outfit so let’s look at some of them.

First there’s the all white look which is pretty good and can be seen on a few of the videos on their facebook page.   Here’s how to put it all together –

Jabbawockeez Halloween Costume

Where to get everything –

Black Balaclava | White Jabbawockeez Mask | White Bucket Hat | White Long Sleeved Button-Up Shirt | White Hip Hop Twill Pants | White Running Shoes | White Gloves 

There are lots of other ideas for a cool Jabbawockeez Halloween costume and really all you’ve got to do is wear your favorite hip hop garb and pop on a mask and gloves as well and people will know you’re trying to be America’s best dance crew! 

There’s actually a great ebay page which has lots of different products to help you pull together a cool Jabbawockeez costume idea and it’s very aptly named – Jabbawockeez Halloween Costume.

Jabbawockeez Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costume Ideas – Costumes Beginning with J

Fancy Dress Ideas That Begin with the Letter J

Have you ever been to an alphabet party? When I was in my early 20s they were all the rage, somehow everytime I was invited to one it was always a P party which meant dressing up as something beginning with the letter P. You can choose any letter of the alphabet however and today I’ve chosen the letter J.

Fancy dress parties or costume parties are so much more fun when they’re themed, but you don’t always want to have an 80s party, or even a Star Wars themed party. Choosing a letter to base your party around is fun because seeing how people interpret it can be really interesting…..some people really know how to think outside of the box.

There are some great costumes that begin with the letter J, but one which you may find easy to go as if it’s a last minute idea is James Bond.   Provided you can say, “The name’s Bond, James Bond,” and you don’t mind drinking martinis all night this is a pretty easy costume as it only requires a suit or a tux – add a toy gun and you’re licenced to thrill!

Let’s look at a few other costume ideas….

Costumes Beginning with J – The List

  • Jabba the Hutt
  • Jabbawockeez Costume – This dance crew is famous for wearing masks, you can dress up as a simple member or use it as a group costume idea.
  • Jack the Ripper – The real Jack the Ripper was never caught, but that doesn’t stop him from becoming a Halloween costume!
  • Jackie Kennedy Onassis
  • Jackson Five – A great group costume idea if you’re going with friends
  • Jake Sully – Jake Sully is the true blue hero of the hit movie Avatar (sorry I couldn’t resist that pun!) and is a fun fancy dress costume to wear.
  • James Bond – Add a suit, a gun and introduce yourself as Bond, James Bond and you’ll be licensed to have fun all night!
  • James Dean
  • Jane – ‘Me Tarzan, you Jane,’ this is a classic ‘J’ costume for women. The Jane costume featured below doesn’t come with the spear, but personally I would look at getting one as a prop because it really adds to it.
  • Jango Fett – Star Wars costumes are always a hit at parties. It’s hard to believe that the very first Star Wars movie was released back in 1977.
    The whole Star Wars franchise still has a hoard of faithful followers around the globe. If you’re one of them then this costume is just one of the ‘J’ costumes available for you.
  • Jason (Friday 13th)

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  • Jeannie (I Dream of Jeannie)
  • Jedi Knight
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • Jessie (Toy Story) – From the hugely successful Toy Story movies comes Jessie. What more can I say? The Toy Story franchise continues to be hugely popular which means that this is a ‘J’ costume that will be instantly recognized by children and parents alike!
  • Jessie J
  • Jester – A court Jester is a fun and bright costume idea that should bring a smile to everyone’s face. Sporting events often see Team Jester Hats worn by supporters so if you’re trying to put together a quick costume you ‘might’ get away with wearing one of those. – Check out a collection of Court Jester costumes here!
  • Jesus
  • Jigsaw Puppet – The movie Saw gave us the protaganist Jigsaw when it became an unexpected box office hit which followed with another 5 movies.
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Joan of Arc – I love the idea of dressing up as Joan of Arc, forget mythical super heroes this is a girl who kicked some serious $#@*. While I always think of the warrior style of costumes that are sold as Joan of Arc costumes another idea would be to create one with a pole at your back and a pile of wood at your feet with crepe paper flames leaping up – now that would be a cool costume idea – Joan of Arc burning at the stake!

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  • Jockey
  • Joker – The Joker is one of the classic Batman villains. The late Heath Ledger did an outstanding job of portraying the Joker on the big screen before his death which is why this is the most popular version of the Joker costume out there.  Now that the Suicide Squad has been made into a movie there’s yet another version of the Joker to choose from!
  • Josephine – If you’re feeling like a historical period costume then what about Napoleon’s Empress Josephine? If your friends know their history they will know who you are if not….
  • Juliet – If you want to go around saying ‘Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo/’ or words to that effect then the romantic Juliet from Romeo and Juliet is the costume for you!
  • Julius Caesar – One of the most famous of the Roman Emperors.

Selection of costume ideas that begin with the letter J