It's a sweet deal! Travel to a town and claim to be an expert in something. In fact, claim to be the foremost expert in anything! It doesn't matter, because you skip town after you get the money but before you produce anything.
That's the sweet life for two con artists until they accidentally get hired by the Emperor. Now if they don't produce an amazing set of clothes soon, they'll be heading straight for the executioner (if only either one could sew!) Hopefully with the help of the court jester they'll get out of this with their heads, and maybe teach the Emperor a thing or two.