Hocus Pocus Inspired - Just Like This (Itchita Kopita Melaka Mystika) T-Shirt




Just like you, we've been Hocus Pocus obsessed since we were smelly little children. Thackery Binx being cursed by the Sanderson sisters has us asking every black cat if they're name is Binx to this day. They have yet to answer unfortunately, but we'll keep trying just incase. 

So, this Hocus Pocus black cat T-shirt was inspired by the original movie (but just in time for Hocus Pocus 2) has generated much controversy. We had created an original design with only Binx and the words "Itchita Kopita Melaka Mystica" along side him in a stoic black cat stance. We had a freakin blast on social going back and forth with hocus Pocus mega fans as to what the correct spelling was of several words within the the incantation, but why not just focus on THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE SPELL?! Who doesn't say this line "just-like-thisss" right along with the Sanderson sisters multiple times each fall as we rewatch?

So, as far as our thoughts on the spelling within the Sanderson sister's black cat spell, we like our version best. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this moment in Hocus Pocus, the Sanderson's sister black cat spell that turned Thackery Binx into a cuddle kitty goes just-like-thiiisss:

Winifred Sanderson: Twist the bones and bend the back

Sarah and Mary Sanderson: Itch-it-a-kop-it-a-Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca

Winifred Sanderson: Trim him of his baby fat

Sarah, Mary Sanderson: Itch-it-a-kop-it-a-Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca

Winifred Sanderson: Give him fur black as black, jussssst

Mary Sanderson: Like

Sarah Sanderson: Thisssss

We're loving the response so far this year on our new design and we couldn't help but make a few more Hocus Pocus T-Shirt designs for the release of Hocus Pocus 2 this year! We can't wait to see Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker back in action once again soon! 

Oh, and ya knooow...a question that bugs the crap out of us at CultSub T-shirts about Hocus Pocus is why Thackery, also known as Binx in his cat form, cannot speak with his parents when The Sanderson sisters are being hung by the townspeople. Binx tries to get his father's attention by rubbing his little black cat body against his legs and following him - but not talking which is what he does throughout the rest of the movie? Thackery's dad ends up calling him a beast and ignoring the cat entirely. Poor Thackery (as Binx) ends up being left to wander the town for the next 300 years without a family. However, in the future, Dani, Max and Allison have no problem hearing Thackery speak as Binx the cat as soon as they meet him. Schremph points out on BuzzFeed, there's no reasoning behind Binx not being able to talk at the beginning of the film. We're not knowing Hocus Pocus and simply caulk it up to a classic case of kids only being able to understand magical creatures, but a little explanation would have been nice — especially for Binx.

Maybe he needed to learn how to do it as a cat? Did we somehow miss a line or something?


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