would you wear this Cat Cape Kotatsu Blanker?
Photo: Courtesy of Japan Trend Shop
You'd think by now we'd be sartorially unshakable. Between Etsy eyelash jewelry and toilet paper roll rings on high fashion runways, you'd think we've seen it all. And then we stumble on something like this Cat Cape Kotatsu Blanket from Japan Trend Shop. I'll truncate it to "Cat Cape" when referring to it from here, but only for convenience, not because I'm positive it's a cape. By all of my previous understanding of what a cape is, this only kind of meets the mark. Where's the fastening at the neck? Why are there backpack straps? Why is she wearing it around the house (as opposed to say, flying through the air with superhuman strength)?