Creative-looking backpacks are nothing new. There are plenty out there that resemble everything from Han Solo in Carbonite to superhero disguises. However, this may be one of the few times a backpack looks like a real-life octopus attacking, or hugging the human wearing it.
This unusual octopus backpack — named George — is made by Belarus-based artist Olga Kotova, who also makes other nature-inspired crafts, including backpacks that look like birds’ wings.
The backpack is made from felted wool, and has two compartments suitable for large books as well as a large pocket inside George’s head. The tentacles can be fastened over the wearer’s shoulders and around the waist. At a distance it could give the impression that an octopus is getting a piggy-back ride from an unsuspecting human.
Unfortunately, George the octopus is already sold out on Kotova’s Etsy store OrangeCatMinsk, but hopefully since it is so popular, Kotova will be encouraged to make more.