Hear ye, hear ye, put your Mardi Gras jester costumes on and prepare to laugh! It is fun to be a jester. The jester plays an important part in the king's court during Mardi Gras. The reason dates back to Medieval and Renaissance times when court jesters were employed by the royals as a form of entertainment. They dressed in foolish clothing to aid in their comedic ways. The good thing about jesters is that they had carte blanch to say whatever is on their mind without getting into trouble. During Mardi Gras, Court jesters round out the kings court and symbolize humor, rebellion and satire. While only one man and woman can be the king and queen, anyone can be a Mardi Gras jester. The more the merrier.
Mardi Gras jester costumes have the look of medieval jesters who wear floppy outfits and silly hats with curled points. The Mardi Gras jester costumes feature large blocks of green, gold and purple as well as harlequin patterns. There are styles that have oversized tunic tops with tights that are unisex. Unisex jester boots are purchased separately. There are also Mardi Gras jester costumes made specifically for men and women. The men's styles feature a shirt and pants while the women's jester costumes feature sexy dresses with the colors and patterns of Mardi Gras. You will certainly want to add some jester costume accessories such as a jester wand, hat or mask. In addition, Mardi Gras accessories like beads, wigs, drinking goblet and shoes will make your jester costume even better. Get them all here before Fat Tuesday arrives!