There are a lot of things about Japan that I don’t understand. Like, why do you need to see inside your ears with a video camera. I also don’t understand Catbus. This strange creature comes to us courtesy of the world of Totoro.
Attendees of the 2014 Japanese pop culture convention Youmacon were greeted with one of the largest costumes I’ve ever seen. It’s a cosplay of Catbus, the Cheshire Cat-like creature from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro. Here’s deviantART member EmilytheNeko’s first hand account of the cosplay: “THIS CATBUS WAS AMAZING IT MOVED IT WAS HUGE YOU COULD CLIMB INSIDE IT OMFG”
Nerd Bacon writer Sarus Vakarian originally uploaded the image above, while YouTuber Hiro Konobu recorded the video below:
I love that its destination sign says “Youmacon.”
Aside from the huggable Totoro, the Catbus is one of the most memorable characters in the 1988 classic My Neighbor Totoro. After all, what’s not to like about a huge multilegged cat that can take you wherever you want to go?