My cardinal cloak was bought in October 2009 for the original price.
I would like to start off by saying that this piece is worth the $24 price tag. Not only does it seem to be a huge part of her stories (in the first two books she wears it), it is durable, thick and looks great with every outfit i have paired it with so far.
The cloak is made of a thick felt. it is very bright red and simple. when laid out it forms about a 3/4 circle. End to end the cloak is about 24 inches or 60 and 1/2 centimeters. Down the center of the "back" from hood to end is about 11 and 1/4 inches or 28 and 1/2 centimeters. Also straight across the middle at the widest point (when laid out) is 27 inches or 68 centimeter. The ribbon to tie the cloak are 11 and 3/4 inches or 29 and 1/2 centimeters. The hood folded and pressed flat measures: 7 inches or 17 and 1/2 centimeters long and about 6 inches or 14 centimeters across at the widest point. i hope the measurements help anyone trying to make there own version, but i would really say that the AG version is quite nice. The felt is not itchy and the cloak is not lined as i said before it is a very basic and simple piece.
I thought it might be nice for anyone wanting to buy the cloak to have a reference for how it looks paired with Lissie's different gowns and outfits. So for your viewing pleasure here is a reference. As i buy more of her outfits i will add them here. in my opinion the cloak really looks nice with all the one i have so far.
I give this piece an A+. it is hard not to like as there is not to much to it, but i think that is really where the charm is for me. it is simple and does its function while not taking away from the gown it is covering. not sure if that makes a lot of sense either way. nice piece and worth the money.
edited to fix pics and unstretch the thread. sorry.