Evil Jester Costume
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This homemade costume for women entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Heather, the 'Evil Jester' costume creator:
I am pretty creative when it comes to all aspects of
crafting and creativity as a whole. I was just born with that creative bone, I suppose, but when it comes to costume ideas I basically hit a brick wall.I feel as though it has all been done before. Although I do make all of my own costumes by hand and I usually win first place as well, the idea behind the costume itself seems a little overdone. so I always try to put my own spin on it. For example last year I was a peacock and I made everything by hand: jacket, skirt, corset, even covered my shoes with some of the 450 feathers I ordered from the internet. My real personal spin though was the actual working tail which when extended it spanned about 5 feet around. So much so that I was unable to fit in a car. I had to find a friend with a mini van to take me to the bar.
So it is somewhat obvious that I normally go for the girly, cutesie type of costume, but this year I wanted to still have a beautiful costume but to add a lot of gore as well. The train of thought started when I was remembering the guy from silence of the lambs who skinned his victims and then wore the "skin suit" (it puts the lotion on the skin. hah!!) I was then searching google and saw some old time court jesters with the big poofy sleeves... and the elaborate jester hats and ruffled collars. I thought to combine the two together would be an ultimate challenge. When it comes to costumes I love nothing more than a nice challenge. This costume proved to be just that, "the ultimate challenge."