Is that a big beetle or a handbag?! Japanese artist Amanojaku to Hesomagari has people asking this very question about their creature-inspired handbags that are so realistic looking they border on creepy.
It’s not just handbags. The unique brand makes bracelets and other accessories as well, which are perfect for Halloween time, or just about any time of year, especially if you like bugs!
All of the shiny armor and creepy crawly legs make these accessories stand out more than any overpriced designer bag – take a look below!
“Before becoming an artist, I studied cognitive neuropsychology at graduate school,” Amanojaku to Hesomagari told Bored Panda in an interview.
Around the same time, they began learning how to sew and found themselves oddly drawn to the animal kingdom.
“There are so many unknown animals in the world. And there are many animals that are hated unfairly, too. Through my work, I am trying to show people how charming they are.”
Check out the legs on this centipede bracelet!
These pieces take a lot of time and thought to create. In fact, the artist shared that it can take as long as one month to create a single piece.
“Small ones can take me up to 3 days, while large works sometimes last 3 weeks.”
Time is spent on more than just sewing. The team meets up with other professionals to ensure their creations resemble the real thing as closely as possible.
“I am extremely grateful to the researchers and [nature] photographers who teach me about all the animals I’m interested in.”
Fun fact: Grasshoppers have two antennae, 6 legs, two pairs of wings and small little pinchers they use to tear off food like grasses, leaves and cereal crops.
Sadly, adult grasshoppers only live for around 2 months – depending on the weather.
Now that’s a fleabag! amaheso
Fleas are very hard to get rid of! For one, they can go a long time without eating anything and female fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day. To freak you out even more, fleas have Olympic-status jumping skills!
The tie is alive!
All moths start off as larva, or the worm stage, before tucking inside of a cocoon and transforming into an adult. The most damage to your clothes occurs during the larval stage.
Adult beetles have two sets of wings. While most beetles only live for one year, female beetles lay anywhere from dozens to hundreds of eggs.
Some beetles are not considered pests, and we’re not just talking about this cool beetle purse!
A bag that truly has your back!
Sea turtles are found in all oceans except for the polar regions. They love to travel, too. In fact, leatherback sea turtles can travel over 10,000 miles in a single year!
When it’s time to lay their eggs, female sea turtles will always return to the same spot where they were born.
Certain species of turtle can grow HUGE in size – for instance, leatherback sea turtles can grow up to weigh as much as 2,000 pounds!
Did you know that a lobster can regenerate its claws, legs and antennae?
While lobster is a pricey dish nowadays, they were once considered poor man’s food. Back in the Colonial days, crustaceans were in such abundance that they were used as fertilizer, fishing bait, and food for farm animals.
All spiders start off with 8 legs, but they may lose a leg here and there over time. That’s why it’s not unusual to see a spider with just 6 or 7 legs.
Spiders have drastically different lifespans – for instance, the Brown Recluse Spider will live for 1 to 2 years, while the Goliath Birdeater can live between 15 and 25 years!