Costume :Catbus
Variant :Quadsuit
Source :My Neighbour Totoro
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008

Costume Photos

Catbus pondering

Catbus at the London Expo

Progress Board 2

Progress board


Costume Information

Cost : 340
Awards : 1st Place: London Expo Saturday Masquerade 2009
Time Taken : 3 months

I accept dares. And then I fulfill them.

That's how Catbus started, a dare on an IRC channel from a friend, made in a moment of joking, and then I proceeded to built not just a costume.. but a dodecasuit. He's got 12 legs, only 4 of which are powered by me, an inflateable tail, a collapsable bus section, light up eyes... there's a lot to this cat!

He's so big, in fact that it takes two people to get him packed and onto a train! He was made for London Expo 2008 and took first place in the Saturday Masquerade. I will happily answer any building questions about him, and hope to take him somewhere again one day.


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This is completely... wow!! First time ive saw a catbus costume lol XD

by Littlerascal92 on Friday, 7 August, 2009 - 22:26
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was great to see this at expo, its good to see your progress pics too looks brill

by timpey on Friday, 7 August, 2009 - 22:50
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I LOVED your catbus cosplay! It was so adorable <333

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 7 August, 2009 - 23:36
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I remember you! It was great meeting you at expo!


by KhaosKreator on Friday, 7 August, 2009 - 23:59

I was blown away by this at expo, well done!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Saturday, 8 August, 2009 - 11:32
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Your Catbus made my Expo, fantastic costume, well done :D

by Ilpala on Saturday, 8 August, 2009 - 13:18
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I saw this at Expo and loved it so much!
Brilliant costume, well done =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 14:07
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When did you sneak this onto the site? Such a wonderful costume, it made me so happy to see. You even had little mice on it!!
Don't know if you heard the massive cheer that went up when you appeared in the intro video to Aya09's masquerade. Clearly a fan favourite :)

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 14:22
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I saw you at expo and spazzed all over the place XD

by Member-XI on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 22:33
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This is awesome
I love Cat-bus =D

by Kannacchi on Friday, 6 November, 2009 - 16:30

This is, without a doubt, the best costume I have ever seen :P

You did good

Love this!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Friday, 6 November, 2009 - 17:31
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I love this - it's so cute, and your construction methods are really clever.

by Angelphie on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 12:52
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Your furry cosplay cease to amaze Manga. ^^

by Mangamad on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 12:56
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This is so epic in person. It was great to meet you at Amecon and see this amazing costume. Construction on this is great. ;)

by Sephirayne on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 13:24
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Wah, this is just too amazing for words! >.< Fantastic work!

by Quinzel on Friday, 4 March, 2011 - 02:05
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I'm shocked this doesn't have more comments =/

I absolutely loved this when I saw it in person - I loved how it looked and how you posed. Fantastic work ^_^

by Zelvyne on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 21:53
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Absolutely amazing. :)

by Nesabi on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 22:02
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This is really awesome :)

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 24 May, 2013 - 12:19