I had a little stab at cloaks in a different method at the weekend and here are the two that I managed to get done. They are made of the mesh with pva and superglued paper on top. Once dry this was cut out of paper to form a cloak shape and just bent and wobbled to look cloaky... I hope! I tried just layers of PVA over paper but I found this hard to work with, I think I'm just a bit clumsy and brutish with my manipulations. I found the mesh easy to bend and move without worry of destroying the whole thing with one slip of the wrist.
Thoughts? There are a lot more bends in the cloak than are really showing up in the pictures but I was thinking of smoothing putty/greenstuff over these to tidy up bends and creases in the cloak, particularly around the shoulder areas.