I’ve determined to surrender being a human and change into a collie: Japanese man spends £12,500 on ultra-realistic dog costume so he can live like an animal
- Life-long dog lover, Toko-san paid a Japanese company for a life measurement dog swimsuit
- San mentioned he fulfilled a lifelong dream of turning into an animal
- A video of Toko went viral on-line as soon as he launched the world to his alter ego
A Japanese man says he has fulfilled his life-long ambition of turning into a four-legged animal after spending two-million Yen (£12,500) on a dog costume.
According to local media, the man who goes by the title of Toko-san, commissioned an company referred to as Zeppet who spent 40 days making the bespoke Collie outfit.
Posting images of himself within the costume, Toko-san, mentioned: ‘I made it a Collie because it looks real when I put it on.’
A bizarre video clip of Toko-san dressed in the Collie costume emerged on YouTube in early April, which shows him standing on all fours in front of a camera with jaunty piano music playing in the background.
As the music plays, he lifts his right paw twice in an apparent greeting before raising his left paw.
Debuting his costume on Youtube, Toko-san shares his unique journey living as a dog to over 1000 subscribers. Since starting his Youtube channel in April, his videos have over 600k views
The video posted on Twitter received over 50k likes and thousands of retweets with divided opinion on San’s alternative lifestyle
He went viral in Japan and featured in local news and television where San can be seen trying on the suit for the first time
The Lassie look-a-like is then seen rolling on the floor and waving his legs and paws in the air.
But while some have praised the life-like outfit as ‘awesome’ others have mentioned it appears unnatural, with one viewer commenting: ‘The costumes looks gross, I am honestly (sick), because no matter how much money you spent, you won’t be the actual dog.’
San added, ‘Among them, I thought that a big animal close to my size would be good – considering that it would be a realistic model, so I decided to make it a dog.’
Zeppet went through various rounds of revisions, with San being involved in every stage of the production process. San said he was happy with the company being able to deal with his difficult requests
A Zeppet employee commented on how creating the life-like animal was difficult due to the amount of detail needed in creating a dog suit to fit the human body
The suit was made by Japanese company, Zeppet which provide costumes and figures for TV commercials and films.
A spokesman for Zeppet said, ‘Modelled after a collie dog, it reproduces the appearance of a real dog walking on four legs.’ mentioned the spokesman.
Posting a video on Twitter of himself contained in the dog costume and rolling on the ground, Toko-san wrote: ‘I ordered a costume! Thanks to you, I was able to fulfill my dream of becoming an animal!’
San steered utilizing a Collie as he says ‘long-haired dogs can mislead the human figure’
Zeppet informed native media that they enhanced the ‘fluffiness’ of the coat to cover the shell of the dog and made the mouth open and shut by itself
He added: ‘There are restrictions, but you can move in it. However, if you move too much, it will not look like a dog.’
The put up, which now has over 50k likes, has divided the web.
Writing on Toko-san’s YouTube web page, one viewer mentioned: ‘Being freak, god level! Well done!’
Another wrote: ‘You spent $15,700 on that? Lol well at least it’s realistic to a degree.’
While others praised his bravery and braveness to observe a life-long dream. One commenting: ‘I think it’s awesome that you are a Border collie never change unless you want to.’