Thursday, October 13, 2011

Visibility Cloak

Imagine, if you will, a cool October night, the full moon shining down on a cloaked figure as it scurries through the woods for mischief. Focus on the cloak. That is what we're talking about today.

One thing I covet most in the world is a red woolen cape* that my mother owns. I rarely see her wear it, but it is warm, my favorite color, and not too long for me. I want it.

But I won't take such a magnificent garment away from my mother. Instead, I went hunting and found one that I will be able to buy in my dreams:

Yes, these fine folks look like they're getting ready for a LARP. And the company, Half Moon, seems to market itself to LARPers and the Society for Creative Anachronism. But cloaks and capes are also perfect for sneaking about during spooky fall days or dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood or the Headless Horseman.

Due to my piddling height, I would require a 3/4-length cloak--which is cheaper than the full length. Score!

Buy a cloak in your choice of color and length through Half Moon for $258-278.

Image via Half Moon.


*I'm sure Cate has something to say to me about fashion's distinctions between capes and cloaks. I don't do fashion, and she should feel lucky I can usually distinguish between socks and stockings.


  1. According to Victorian Trading Company, this is a cape:

    I happen to disagree with that classification. (However, I still kind of want to buy it.) I tend to think of THIS as a cape, and Coach agrees:

    That is all.

  2. Wikipedia supports me:

  3. Wikipedia clearly states that "In fashion, the word cape USUALLY refers to a shorter garment and cloak to a full-length version of the different types of garment" (emphasis mine), and as far as I'm concerned, it's fashion that matters. (Although I will give you that Wikipedia also goes on to state that "the two terms are SOMETIMES used synonymously for full-length coverings"--again, emphasis mine, because I think that SOMETIMES is very important here.)

  4. All I get from that, see, Cate, is, "USUALLY BUT NOT ALWAYS" and "NOT ALL TIMES."

    My times are different from your times. Clearly.

  5. I really think you're missing the point.