First, just in time for Mardi Gras is a complete Jester Costume (with hat and shoes). Celebrate!!! Jesters have been popular figures for centuries, but have you ever wondered where they originated? Also called a joker or fool, jesters were hired to tell jokes and provide entertainment to royalty. Their distinctive hats were floppy with jingle bells on each of three points. These points were to represent a donkey’s tail and ears, which were worn by the earliest jesters. Jesters provide entertainment for the King and Queen of Carnival during Mardi Gras.
Next I have created a costume inspired by Stravinsky's Firebird ballet. The costume includes tights and "hard toe" ballet shoes. The Firebird ballet is a story full of magic and love. It tells the story of Prince Ivan's journey to win the heart of his princess but first, he has to get past the evil magician, Kostcheï. He captures the Firebird and in order to secure her release, the Firebird gives the Prince a feather so he can summon her when he needs help. All is well in the end, with the Firebird's assistance, the Prince frees his Princess and they marry and live happily ever after.