What Does a Jester Wear?

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Jesters wear motley clothing, or clothing partitioned into various bright colors. They wear tights or leggings with one leg a different color than the other and a "fool's hat," a hat with three points, each topped by a bell.

Jesters were the court clowns of the medieval era. They were professional entertainers whose job it was to entertain the king and royal court. Their clothing was designed to be humorous. In addition to their outrageous outfits, jesters usually shaved their heads and carried a mock scepter which was often topped with the carved head of an animal. Jesters were given unusual freedom of speech for the era and were allowed to make fun of royal and noble personages with no fear of reprisal.