Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Top Five Etsy Finds - Fabulous Capes

Angelica Cape by beksiesboutique 
I started September by reading C H Clepitt's new novel, Everything Is Better With A Cape (my book review here). It's a fun post-apocalyptic fantasy tale and the title got me thinking. Is everything really better with a cape? If so, should I get myself one? With autumn underway and Halloween on the horizon, now would certainly be the time to do so!

There are far more handmade and vintage capes on Etsy than I actually expected to see and, for sensible purchases, there are sturdy outdoor capes in tweed and wools, or delicate shrug capes for wedding wear. I wanted something more eyecatching for this post though so here are five of the most Fabulous capes I found!

The Angelica Cape made by beksiesboutique in Brighton might only be short, but it packs a lot of sparkle! Turquoise suedette is teamed with beautiful iridescent sequins sent from unicorn heaven to shower down upon the shoulders of mere mortals. The cape is lined with purple and ice blue shot 100% silk Dupion, resulting in a shimmering luxury piece.

The Angelica Cape is for sale at £150 plus shipping.


Woodland Fairy Cape by folkowl 
Angela Shannon at folkowl in Whitstable is the creator of this green felted Woodland Fairy Cape. Made from hand dyed wools and silks in shades of dark green and mossy green, these capes are made to order, the process involved and the individual details ensuring that each one is unique. The cape fastens with a corset-style closure across the front so is adaptable for most sizes. I think it would be a gorgeous addition to a fantasy cosplay outfit as well as being ideal winter outerwear in its own right.

The Woodland Fairy Cape is for sale at £125 plus shipping.


Reversible Rainbow Cape
by MadWagCostume
 
This vivid Reversible Rainbow Cape is 'made with madness' at the MadWagCostume studio in Bristol. One side is the rainbow print as pictured or the cape can be worn inside-out with the rainbows inside and a vibrant scarlet (as can just be seen in the hood) on show to the world. This is a real extroverts' cape! To complete the full dizzying look, matching crop tops and leggings (or meggings for men) are also available. For maximum comfort these capes have been designed with 2 ties to support the weight of the cape across the chest and not the neck. All capes are made with the highest quality of spandex and have 2 finger loops to enable hands free flying.

The Reversible Rainbow Cape is for sale at £94.99 plus shipping.


Sari Cape by
IamtheGarageFlowerGB
 
Hannah in Leicester creates her eyecatching capes from vintage saris and other sourced materials. Her Etsy shop is called IamtheGarageFlowerGB and she is inspired by 1960s and 70s bohemian and psychedelic style. Of the capes Hannah had available at the time of writing I think this orange and purple toned Sari Cape is my favourite. I love the detailed print on the fabric. Each cape is free sized so it should fit anyone from a size 8 to a size 16.

The Sari Cape is for sale at £42 plus shipping.


This fifth cape was actually the first one that caught my eye, but I wanted to save what I think is the most fabulous for last! It's a Holographic Sequin Cape made by koolieskreations in London and I can see it being absolutely perfect for wannabe mermaids. The material shown is a holographic sequin mesh in blue-green tones and the cape can also be made in ice white, silver, gold or black. As each is made to order, customers can also request a hood and that their cape be lined if they want.

The Holographic Sequin Cape is for sale from £60 plus shipping.
Holographic Sequin Cape
by koolieskreations
 

2 comments:

  1. I am very honoured to have my cape included here. Thank you. Koolie x

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