What is the difference between "cloak" and "cape"?
A "cloak" is a long covering that nearly reaches the ground and usually has a hood and a clasp in the front. "Cloaks" are usually used to keep someone warm. You see "cloaks" frequently used in movies set during the Renaissance time period or during medieval times. You will see cloaks used in the show Game of Thrones or the Lord of the Rings movies. A "cape" is a covering that reaches to about mid-calf and does not have a hood. These are usually seen in movies with superheroes, such as Thor, Dr. Strange, Superman, and Batman. Ex: Edna in The Incredibles told Mr. Incredible that she wouldn't make him a suit with a cape. Ex: Dr. Strange has a magic cape that helps him to fly. Ex: His cloak kept him warm when he went outside. Ex: Harry Potter's cloak is one of the Deathly Hallows.