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Capes are among the rarest of all items in Minecraft. Depending on which one you have, they can be a sign of how long you’ve played, which events you’ve gone to, or just which mods you use.
It’s not hard to get a cape in Minecraft. But unless you fall into a very specific category of player, it’ll probably involve paying some money.
Here’s how to get a cape in Minecraft, using either the official method or mods.
In Minecraft, capes are usually given out to users who attend certain events or complete specific tasks.
For example:
Additionally, players who attend the upcoming Minecraft Festival in late 2022 will earn an exclusive cape.
There are a few capes that you can get at any time, but they’re exclusive to Bedrock Edition.
To equip your capes, head to Minecraft’s character creation page and change your skin. You’ll see all the capes you’ve unlocked there.
There are lots of Minecraft mods that can get you a cape. But the best of these mods — although it costs a bit of money — is OptiFine.
If you haven’t already heard of it, OptiFine is a massive Minecraft mod that revamps the game’s graphics engine and lets you optimize the game for your computer. It’s possibly the most popular Minecraft mod of all time, and a necessity for anyone looking to install shader packs.
Note: Like most mods, OptiFine is only available in Minecraft: Java Edition.
Along with performance changes, OptiFine also gives you the ability to design and wear custom capes. But unlike the mod’s other features, capes are locked at the start.
OptiFine is free to download, but to unlock capes, you have to donate $10 to the OptiFine team.  You can donate and choose your cape design from this webpage. You’ll have to provide your Minecraft username and email address.
Once your cape is active, you should see it appear on your character the next time you open the game. If it’s not, make sure that you have OptiFine installed and capes turned on in-game: Open Options, then Skin Customization, and then make sure Cape is set to ON.
Important: Other Minecraft players you meet online won’t be able to see your capes unless they’ve also got OptiFine installed. And although most Minecraft servers support it, some servers will temporarily remove your cape.
You can change the cape’s design at any time (or temporarily deactivate it) by opening Minecraft, selecting Options, Skin Customization, OptiFine Cape, and then Open Cape Editor.
Only the colors can be changed by default, but you can also select the Banner option and then follow the instructions to create a custom cape on this page.


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