Somewhere in the product literature this cape was described as being based on the movie props, and that's exactly what this is: a prop. Perfect for sprucing up a strapping mannequin and maybe yourself should you have a couple friends on hand with an eye for the proper hanging of drapes. I am neither a strapping mannequin, nor had I the benefit of such friends. The dramatic folds are in reality created by sewing and pinning the fabric such that it looks like a bundle of laundry in the hands, and nothing was said about foam giving shape to the shoulders. What I'd like is a regular cape with the totally sick straps keeping the clasp away from the neck, as it appears in the picture - not a movie prop that behaves more like a belligerent fishing net.