Capes (previously known as cloaks) are extremely rare vanity items and are worn in addition to the player's skin. There is currently no way to obtain a cape on one's own, however there are various client mods that allow players to obtain one, only visible client-sided. On the Console Edition some skins from various skin packs have capes. Players on PC who legitimately have more than one cape can choose between which to wear by going to their profile on Minecraft.net.
|The Mojang Cape||All Mojang AB employees have Mojang logo capes.|
|The Christmas Cape 2010||On December 24/25, 2010, all users were shown with this Christmas tree cape. This cape was not added to user accounts.|
|The New Year's Cape||On New Year's Eve, 2010, all users were shown with this fireworks cape. This cape was not added to user accounts.|
|The Bacon Cape||Miclee was given this cape by Notch, due to his idea of the Pigman. However, later it was removed from him due to other users asking Notch for personal capes. The cape was made by Miclee.|
|One Million Cape||This cape was made for akronman1, the lucky buyer of the 1,000,000th copy of Minecraft. The cape was made by @Kinten.|
|dannyBstyle's Cape||This cape was given to dannyBstyle.|
|JulianClark's Cape||This cape was given to JulianClark in return for bringing Notch the TV presenter and actor Ray Cokes.|
|Crowdin Translator Cape||This cape was given to 29 translators on the Minecraft translation project at Crowdin using a fair dice roll. There were plans to give more capes to translators from time to time, but jeb later said that he canceled those plans after seeing abusive behavior from some translators like using auto-translation and down-voting legitimate translations.
Translators that received this cape include 26583571, 77pali, a_mason, ahmetrcagil, aritzh, bogeymanEST, Brownd, ctrl_z, devil188, Dragory, Dushmursts, FerdErik, Forfal, FumblerX, Gucci_Mane_Burrr, Jokubolakis, JonnnLeee, jvith, Milhooz, moomoohk, MPlaneswalker, rayball36, Remixz, Remora, sa3dany, Space__man and Svajoklis_.
|MINECON 2011 Attendees Cape||This cape was automatically added to all MINECON 2011 attendees' registered username.|
|MINECON 2011 Xbox Cape||A card was given to all MINECON 2011 attendees and contained a redemption code for Xbox Live. It uses the same design as the in-game cape from the PC version of Minecraft. The cape was then put on Minecraft: XBOX360 Edition as avatar downloadable content.|
|MINECON 2012 Attendees Cape||A redemption link for this cape was emailed to all registered MINECON 2012 attendees.|
|MINECON 2012 Xbox Cape||A card was given to all MINECON 2012 attendees upon check-in that contained a redemption code for Xbox Live. It uses the same design as the in-game cape from the PC version of Minecraft.|
|1st Birthday Xbox Cape||From May 9 to May 13, 2013, all players of the Xbox 360 edition were shown with this birthday cake cape (except for players using skins that have their own capes) to celebrate the 1st birthday of the Xbox edition of Minecraft. A PC version of the cape currently does not exist.|
|cheapsh0t's Cape||In October 2013, the user cheapsh0t received this cape for helping jeb and the Mojang team in Tokyo. The cape is identical to the Crowdin cape except for the Japanese flag on the reverse side of the cape.|
|MINECON 2013 Attendees Cape||On October 30, 2013 Tobias Mollstam of the Mojang Team tweeted out an image of the 2013 MINECON cape. The cape shows an extended piston on a green shaded background.|
|Scrolls Cape||On November 7, 2014 it was announced that there was a new Scrolls cape. Players who earned the Weekly First Place winner badge five times will be given access to the cape. As of November 7 2014, two players – _antirad_ and nickdean16 – have earned the cape. By the end of 2014, three users have now earned the cape. As of September 30 2015, it is no longer possible to earn this cape.
On December 11/12, 2014, all users were shown with this scrolls cape to celebrate the release of Scrolls. This cape was not added to user accounts.
|Mojira Moderator Cape||This cape was given to the Bug Tracker Moderators on December 25th 2014.|
|Chinese Translator Cape||On June 4th 2015, Powup333, Craft_Lawrence and sjjklh received this cape for playing vital roles on Crowdin Translation Project in Chinese. The cape is identical to the Crowdin cape except for the pixelated Chinese flag on the reverse side of the cape. This cape shares similar design style with cheapsh0t's Cape.|
|MINECON 2015 Attendees Cape||Unlike previous events, this cape is available on Console Edition from July 1-15.
A redemption link for this cape was emailed to all MINECON 2015 attendees who scanned their ticket at the entrance on the day. 
Unused MineCon 2011 capes
These capes were featured in a poll where MineCon 2011 attendees could vote for their cape of choice. The red creeper cape won MineCon 2011, and the blue cape with the pickaxe was for MineCon 2012. These following capes are still unused though may appear in the future.
|1.0||Exclusive cloaks (later renamed capes) were added on December 20, 2010.|
|28 October 2011||Notch renamed the cloak to the cape mentioning that the name was already wrong in the first place.|
|1.9||15w41a||When you are wearing Elytra, your cape is invisible.|
|Mojang cape texture modified.|