[RPG] Can Wizards wear cloaks and capes instead of robes

armordnd-5ewizard

Can wizards wear cloaks or capes instead of robes? I know armor is not allowed because it prevents the movement needed to perform spells but a cloak or a cape is not specified in the PHB, at least not that I've noticed.

Best Answer

First, let's correct the misconception in your post:

Casters are allowed any armor they want so long as they are proficient in it. Armor does not restrict casting. If your wizard wants to MC into something for armor proficiency or take feats to gain it, that is just fine, allowed and has no affect on his casting of spells.

As to whether he can wear other clothing items beyond robes, I believe the above paragraph answers that. There is absolutely no restriction on what a wizard can cast in.