A cloak is an essential in many cosplay and Halloween costumes, whether you’re a wizard, elf, or any of a wide array of period characters. Or if you want to wear it in your everyday life, go for it!
You can make cloaks out of many different fabrics depending on the look you want. I picked cotton twill because it’s a heavier fabric and is really easy to sew. For the lining, I wanted a lot of shine to contrast the matte outer fabric, so satin was a good option.
Velvet is a popular choice for the outer fabric, but just be aware that sewing velvet and another slippery fabric, like satin, is more difficult to sew. Habutae is used a lot for linings in many garments and is lightweight with a lustrous finish.