Japanese Artist Creates Hilarious And Impressive Articles Of Clothing For His Cats

Do you like to dress up your pets? They don’t usually enjoy it too much, but it’s an entertaining way to pass a few minutes. It’s certainly not a task you’d want to grapple with every day — unless you’re Ryo Yamazaki, that is.

This bold Japanese designer decks out his feline friends in amazingly detailed head accessories. But the pieces themselves aren’t the most impressive part — just wait until you hear what they’re made from!

Mugi, Naru, and Nya tried not to panic as they watched their owner. The three Scottish Folds had seen him do plenty of strange things before, but this time was different. For one thing, his antics would make them all famous.

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See, their owner Ryo Yamazaki always had a flair for the creative, but he couldn’t have expected his talents to put him on a magazine cover (of course, the designer had one of his models pose alongside him).

While there are plenty of other pet clothing stylists out there, Ryo is one of a kind. You see, he specializes in hats — cat hats. But what’s his process like? Let’s chat.

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A few years back, Ryo noticed his cats shed quite a bit. Though that was nothing new, an unorthodox idea crossed his mind: rather than toss all that fur into the trash, would it be possible to make something out of it?

With the help of family and friends, Ryo cleaned the fur clumps and organized them by color. Then, with a spark of creativity and painstaking attention to detail, he molded the shed hair into something magical…

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Like this devilishly dapper top hat, complete with a white band! Even if you’re grossed out by the concept of collecting hair, you have to admit this accessory is fit for the finest black tie occasions. With all the work he puts in, Ryo naturally wants to share his creations.

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That’s why he posts all his creations on social media, spearheaded by his Instagram account rojiman. He describes himself as a “fallen fur hat designer,” and boy, does he deliver.

As you might know from experience, most cats don’t take to kindly to wearing any kind of garment, let alone something on their heads. Fortunately, Ryo’s found himself three feline models willing to put up with his handsome headgear.

For example, his Scottish Fold cats don’t even mind taking on the appearance of a different animal, even a dog! Then again, it never hurts to have a disguise, especially if Mugi wants to spy on the canine ranks.

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Using his expert felting skills, Ryo crafted a fully three-dimensional duck hat. And if you look closely, you’ll notice he used fur from Nya, Maru, and Mugi. Everybody’s a team player (whether they realize it or not)!

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Nya often rocks a highly detailed warthog look, perhaps as a nod to Pumba from The Lion King. Speaking of Disney movies, Ryo also enjoys paying tribute to his favorite cartoon characters.

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Any anime buffs out there will appreciate Maru’s Gundam helmet. However, we bet this cat won’t be fighting any other giant robots — unless they try to scratch his belly. Then they’ll get the claws!

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In addition, Ryo’s dropped some Pokemon references in his work. Rather than going with a fan favorite like Pikachu or Charizard, however, Ryo likes the deep cuts. Here, he’s transformed Maru into the ultra-intelligent Slowking.

That doesn’t look like a genuine smile, does it? Sure, Ryo’s feline friends might not always seem thrilled to be modeling his creations. However, their legion of fans sincerely disagree. 

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With over 100,000 devoted Instagram followers, Ryo and his three kitties have become kings of the internet. In fact, their success has led to some interesting new directions for Ryo’s artwork.

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His hats and wigs have officially hit the market! For a nominal fee, you can have a 100% cat hair accessory for you or your pet. You can guarantee there’s no pesky dog hair in these products.

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After all, a cat hair hat makes for the perfect gift around the holidays. A miniature Santa hat would complete any Christmas card photo — if you can manage to get your pet to hold still.

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Though Ryo doesn’t want his customers to limit their holiday spirit to December. Once Halloween rolls around, your cat will feel extra spooky if he’s sporting a pair of horns and a bleach-blonde moptop.

Ryo’s American audience can’t agree on whether Donald Trump’s hair is real or not, but both Democrats and Republicans can enjoy this presidential wig. Your cat better brush up on constitutional claws!

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Every once in a while, Ryo goes above and beyond headwear. Can you believe he collected enough fur to make a full sculpture of Maru? Obviously, the real cat looks much more well-fed.

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Nya, Maru, and Mugi’s hats are only getting better and better as their owner hones his skills. A truly unique artist, Ryo is flying high.

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