Catbus (Quadsuit) - My Neighbour Totoro


London MCM Expo October 2008

1st Place: London Expo Saturday Masquerade 2009


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.

Littlerascal92 posted on 7 August, 2009 - 22:26
This is completely... wow!! First time ive saw a catbus costume lol XD

timpey posted on 7 August, 2009 - 22:50
was great to see this at expo, its good to see your progress pics too looks brill

CrystalNeko posted on 7 August, 2009 - 23:36
I LOVED your catbus cosplay! It was so adorable <333

KhaosKreator posted on 7 August, 2009 - 23:59
I remember you! It was great meeting you at expo! Tab

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 8 August, 2009 - 11:32
I was blown away by this at expo, well done!

Ilpala posted on 8 August, 2009 - 13:18
Your Catbus made my Expo, fantastic costume, well done :D

Anonymous posted on 28 August, 2009 - 14:07
I saw this at Expo and loved it so much! Brilliant costume, well done =^_^=

Amy-Lou posted on 28 August, 2009 - 14:22
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 :)

Member-XI posted on 11 September, 2009 - 22:33
I saw you at expo and spazzed all over the place XD

Kannacchi posted on 6 November, 2009 - 16:30
This is awesome I love Cat-bus =D

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 6 November, 2009 - 17:31
This is, without a doubt, the best costume I have ever seen :P You did good Love this!

Angelphie posted on 18 August, 2010 - 12:52
I love this - it's so cute, and your construction methods are really clever.

Mangamad posted on 18 August, 2010 - 12:56
Your furry cosplay cease to amaze Manga. ^^

Sephirayne posted on 8 October, 2010 - 13:24
This is so epic in person. It was great to meet you at Amecon and see this amazing costume. Construction on this is great. ;)

Quinzel posted on 4 March, 2011 - 02:05
Wah, this is just too amazing for words! >.< Fantastic work!

Zelvyne posted on 13 September, 2011 - 21:53
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 ^_^

Nesproxy posted on 28 May, 2012 - 22:02
Absolutely amazing. :)

Siouxsie James posted on 24 May, 2013 - 12:19
This is really awesome :)

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