From: Darths & Droids
Robes, cloaks, and capes are excellent garments for villains. Where would Dracula be without his cape? Or Xykon? Or the Evil Queen from Snow White?
Or old, overweight Elvis?
If your heroes start pimping up by wearing a cape or a cloak, however, make sure it gets caught in any handy machinery that happens
to be anywhere in the vicinity. Jet engines, escalators, soft-serve ice cream machines, rice threshers, whatever.