Is it possible to give a player a cape? Either so only I can see the cape, or everyone on the server can see it. Mods or texture pack editing are fine.

It is important that only a single player has the cape, rather than everyone having a cape.


You want Cape Mod. The player will need to upload their cape for you to see it, and only people with the mod will be able to see capes.

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    Just a quick note, you can actually force member that wishes to join your server to have the same mods (although you might need a plugin). – Ruddie Feb 17 '12 at 16:25
  • Interesting, I didn't know this. – fredley Feb 17 '12 at 17:28
  • Try installing a mod onto the server I believe that should do it. Although it might only work with just bukkit (which is a minecraft plugin wihch is very usefull for servers!). – Ruddie Feb 17 '12 at 18:25
  • @Ruddie are you talking about Spoutcraft? It's a plugin that keeps player's client mods up to date with the server's mods. – Jonny Feb 17 '12 at 21:35
  • I haven't heard about that, but the one I knew was not keeping the mods up to date, it simply refused players with non-up to date mods to log in. – Ruddie Feb 19 '12 at 12:33

Not legally

Disregarding any and all technically possibilities of adding capes to players, it's disallowed by Mojang. They explicitly asked people not to give capes to players in a Mojang Blog post about server monetisation from June 2014:

You are allowed to sell in-game items so long as they don’t affect gameplay
There is one exception to this rule – capes! We have a lot of fun making cool capes for extra-special members of our community and Minecon attendees. We’d like to keep them as exclusive as possible. So, yeah, no capes please, even if you’re giving them away for free.

(emphasis mine). Capes are meant to be highly special, given out to only the most loyal fans and members of the community.

Futher reading: Minecraft Commercial Use


If you mean using vanilla minecraft the awnser would be no, you can't give people a cape. but with mond it is possibile. here are some mods you cau use

capecraft: Link

Mineshafter: Link

Make shure these mods are instald not only server-side but also on the client of all players.

  • This does not add anything to this question, you just reiterate what the other answers already stated. Furthermore, the cape mod is incredibly outdated. Mineshafter is straight-up piracy and thus not supported here on Arqade. – MrLemon Dec 11 '14 at 14:52

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