I folded the cape at the back and used some paper clips to hold it (another trick I learned here) and I also tucked some of the cape between the legs and stand. That kinda keeps it all in place and reduces the volume considerably. The rest is just futzed using the wires. Took me a few weeks playing with the damn thing though. It was the collar that was really annoying.I wish I could get the cape on mine lying as flat as that.