Japan is full of impeccably well-dressed pets, offering a broad range of pet clothes and costumes for both dogs and cats. Innovative capsule toy maker Kitan Club, the quirky geniuses behind such hits as Cup no Fuchiko and Putitto, have perfected the art of simple kitty transformations with their Neko no Kaburimono series.
Whirlwind Japanese lesson: neko is cat, and no is the possessive particle. Just like kimono comes from kiru + mono = a thing you wear, kaburu + mono = a thing you wear on your head! The most literal translation might be Cats’ Headwear, but we can never resist a rhyme – we’ll call them cat hats!
Did you know? You may have noticed that the cat hats are modeled by the same set of seriously charismatic kitties. It’s no surprise these feline fashion plates are used to the spotlight – they all work at the Nekoya Cat Cafe in Kawagoe, Saitama.
Find the full list of Kitan Club cat hats released to date below! Which adorable collection is your fave?
Pokemon Kitties 2
Pokemon Kitties 2 (ポケットモンスター 2)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #29
Released: February 2019
The second release of the Kitan Club Pokemon cat hats takes a trip to the Alola region! Poke-fy your cat with Mimikyu, winking Pikachu, Bewear, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Raichu, and Alolan Vuplix designs.
Pokemon Kitties (ポケットモンスター)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #28
Released: January 2019
Have you ever wanted to keep a pokemon as a pet? Now you can with this collection of cat hats from Kitan Club. Transform your kitty into either Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, Vulpix, Jigglypuff, or Snorlax with these Poke-tastic hats from Kitan Club.
Sanrio Kitties 2
Sanrio Kitties 2 (サンリオキャラクターズ 2)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #27
Released: December 2018
Did Kitan Club leave out your favorite character in their last collection of Sanrio cat hats? Fear not as in the second installment of Kitan Club’s collaboration brings five new Sanrio favorites in cat-hat form! Choose from My Melody, Hello Kitty, Batdz-Maru, Pochacco, Kero Kero Keroppi, and Tuxedo Sam designs.
Tanuki & Kitsune Kitties
Tanuki & Kitsune Kitties (タヌキとキツネ)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #26
Released: November 2018
Kitan Club collaborated with the webcomic Tanuki & Kitsune to create these super-cute cat hat collection. The hats are available in two Kitsune varieties (frowning and sleeping) and three Tanuki varieties (normal, cute and peach).
White Christmas Kitties
White Christmas Kitties (ホワイトクリスマス)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #25
Released: November 2018
Get your kitties looking appropriately festive with Kitan Club’s second installment of the Christmas cat hats. 2018’s Christmas had the theme of “white Christmas” and features Santa, Snowman, Christmas cake, Christmas tree, and reindeer designs.
Sesame Street Kitties
Sesame Street Kitties (セサミストリート)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #24
Released: October 2018
Feeling nostalgic for your childhood days? Kitan Club has you covered with this adorable collaboration with Sesame Street! Get your kitty Sesame Street-ready with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, and Oscar hats.
Kirby Kitties (星のカービィ)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #23
Released: September 2018
Wear your Nintendo fandom on your… cat! These adorable Kirby hats feature designs from Kirby’s first video game, Kirby’s Dream Land. In this collection, you can choose from smiling Kirby, chomping Kirby, Waddle Dee, Warp Star, and King Dedede designs.
Halloween Kitties Party Colors
Halloween Kitties Party Colors ( ねこハロウィンちゃん パーティーカラー)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #22
Released: September 2018
Kitan Club released a Halloween collection in 2018, with five new designs. As with 2017 equally adorable collection, you can choose from bat, ghost, jack-o’-lantern, witch and devil designs all party colors.
Aquarium Kitties 2
Aquarium Kitties 2 (ねこの水族館2)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #21
Released: August 2018
The second installment of the adorable aquarium collection. This time you can dress your kitty up as a crab, axolotl, jellyfish, seal, orca or a boxfish!
Pastel Bear Kitties
Pastel Bear Kitties (ねこくまちゃん パステルカラー)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #20
Released: June 2018
The adorable bear cat hat collection from Kitan Club gets a pastel makeover! Make your kitty even fluffier with the hats available in pink, green, brown, yellow, brown panda, grey panda varieties.
Candy Kitties (ねこキャンディちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #19
Released: April 2018
Just when you thought your kitty couldn’t be any sweeter! These candy-shaped hats are available in six varieties: strawberry, soda, orange, mixed, mint and, honey lemon.
Easter Kitties (ねこイースターちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #18
Released: March 2018
Get your kitty ready for Easter celebrations with this egg-cellent collection. The hats are available in three bunny designs (white, green and pink) and two egg designs (orange and yellow).
Veggie Kitties (ねこ野菜ちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #17
Released: February 2018
A part of any healthy diet! This collection transforms cats into adorable veggies. Available in six designs: Carrot, Corn, Daikon, Tomato, Onion, and Eggplant.
Heart Kitties (ねこハートちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #16
Released: January 2018
An elegant chocolate box to make sweet kitties even sweeter. Available in four colorways: Pink x Red, Brown x Red, Red x Gold, and White x Blue.Please note: This collection was a pop-up store exclusive, and was not sold through traditional online retailers. As such, it’s significantly harder to track down online.
Flower Kitties (ねこフラワーちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #15
Released: December 2017
This colorful collection offers a fresh floral makeover for your favorite feline. Available in five colorways: Dark Pink x Yellow, Light Pink x Yellow, White x Pink, Yellow x Yellow, Blue x Yellow.
Please note: This collection was a pop-up store exclusive, and was not sold through traditional online retailers. As such, it’s significantly harder to track down online.
Bear Kitties (ねこくまちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #14
Released: December 2017
Make your kitty doubly cuddly with teddy bear ears! Available in six colorways: Brown, Black, White, Beige, Yellow, and Panda.
Christmas Kitties (ねこクリスマスちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #13
Released: November 2017
Jolly costumes to celebrate the festive season! Available in four designs: Santa Hood, Rudolph, Snowman, Christmas Tree.
Sanrio Character Kitties
Sanrio Character Kitties (サンリオキャラクターズ)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #12
Released: October 2017
Dress your cat up as an iconic Sanrio favorite with the Sanrio Character collection. Available in six designs: Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, Kuromi, Kirimi-chan.
Halloween Kitties (ねこハロウィンちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #11
Released: September 2017
Your kitty will be trick-or-treat ready with these spooky-sweet Halloween costumes. Available in four designs: Bat, Ghost, Jack-o’-lantern, Witch.
Bunny Kitties: Sweets Colors
Bunny Kitties: Sweets Colors (ねこうさぎちゃん スイーツカラー)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #10
Released: August 2017
The second collection of bunny-themed cat hats gets a makeover with dessert-inspired colors. Available in five colorways: Mint, Strawberry, Lemon, Orange, and Chocolate.
Aquarium Kitties (ねこの水族館)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #9
Released: July 2017
Dress your cat as an adorable aquatic creature! Available in six designs: Shark, Squid, Clownfish, Surgeonfish, Otter, and Penguin.
Fruit Kitties (ねこフルーツちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #8
Released: June 2017
One of your 5 a day? Turn your kitty into a fresh and fruity treat. Available in six designs: Strawberry, Watermelon, Apple, Orange, Banana, Melon
Bandit Kitties: Japanese Colors
Bandit Kitties: Japanese Colors (ねこ泥棒 ふんわり和カラー)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #7
Released: March 2017
The colors may be sweeter, but this band of literal cat burglars are no less fearsome! Available in five colorways: White x Purple, White x Green, Blue x White, Green x White, and Pink x White
Sheep Kitties: Relaxed colors
Sheep Kitties: Relaxed colors (ねこひつじちゃん ほっこり♡リラックスカラー)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #6
Released: February 2017
The second set of ovine outfits gets a chill color makeover. Available in five colorways: Dreamy Purple, Easy Brown, Mellow Mix, Fresh Green, and Soft Orange.
Bunny Kitties (ねこうさぎちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #5
Released: December 2016
The original kitty bunny ears! This adorable collection was one of Kitan Club’s first hit cat hats. Available in five colorways: Black, White, Pink, Brown, and Blue.
Sheep Kitties (ねこひつじちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #4
Released: June 2016
Simply un-baa-lievably cute – your cat will feel the good kind of sheepish in these adorable hats. Available in five designs: Black, White, Pink, Blue Lamb, and White Lamb.
Funassyi Kitties (かぶりものなっしー!!!)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #3
Released: January 2016
Inspired by Yuru-chara icon Funassyi, these hats give cats a mascot makeover. Available in five designs: Funassyi, Pastel Funassyi, Funagoro, Funyassyi, and Baby Funassyi.
Hooded Kitties (ねこずきんちゃん)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #2
Released: October 2015
Make your cat a fairytale feline with these Little Red Riding Hood-inspired bonnets. Available in five designs: Red Hood, Blue Hood, Green Hood, White Pixie Hood, Purple Pixie Hood
Bandit Kitties (ねこ泥棒)
Kitan Club Cat Hats #1
Released: September 2015
The traditional patterns on these hoods are inspired by caricatures of robbers – making these kitties literal cat burglars. Available in five colorways: White x Red, White x Blue, Blue x White, Green x White, Red x White.cat clothes, cat costumes, dog clothes, dog costumes and many more amazing and unique Japanese pet items on FROM JAPAN!