The cape has arrived and it a really nice job - nice, thinish cotton (which, crucially, will keep the weight of the outfit down), allowance has been made like i asked for bonus material to accomodate the shoulder pads and its been left lovely and far too long to allow me to experiment with trimming it to size and ripping the bottom and putting holes in it.
Photos show me:
1. Just wearing it,
2. Looking very Quasimodo-like with a space shoulder pad stuffed under,
3. And still Quasi with the proper pad in place