May 26, 2022, 1:36 p.m. | Updated: May 26, 2022, 2:21 PM
A Japanese man has spent over £12,000 on a hyper-realistic dog costume to fulfill his dream of becoming an animal.
The man, who goes by the name Toko-san, spent two million yen on the collie costume, the equivalent of around £12,500.
Sharing bizarre photos and videos of his new look, he said: “I made it a Collie because it looks real when I put it on.
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“I thought a large animal close to my size would be fine – given that it would be a realistic model, so I decided to make a dog out of it.”
In the video, he walks across the screen wearing the dog costume and raises his right paw, seemingly in greeting.
He then rolls on the ground and waves his limbs in the air.
Next to him is a sign that reads: “Nice to meet you”.
He commissioned Zeppet, a company that makes costumes for TV commercials and movies, to produce his bespoke costume.
It took the company 40 days to make it.
He said the costume was slightly restrictive but you “can move around in it.”
“However, if you move too much, it won’t look like a dog,” he said.
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The post has over 50,000 likes, but opinions are divided.
While some praised him, saying the costume is “awesome”, others ridiculed him.
“Did you spend money on this?” Written on nobody.
“Lol well at least it’s realistic to some extent.”
Someone else wrote: “Being a freak, god level!”
But Toko-san was apparently pleased with the final product, saying, “I was able to fulfill my dreams of becoming an animal!”