Japanese Man Transforms Himself Into a Dog for $15,709

Japanese man in his realistic dog suit
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The Japanese are known for their elaborate movie costumes. From Godzilla to Ultraman, Japanese movie companies have been using elaborate costumes for years. Now, one Japanese man has used this skill to get an unusual costume for himself.

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A man who goes by Toko has commissioned Zeppet, a Japanese company that specializes in sculptures and models for movies, commercials, amusement facilities, TV costumes and mascots, to make him a realistic dog costume. This is to fulfill his wish to transform into an animal, reports Yahoo! News.

Of his costume, Toko said, “I made it a collie because it looks real when I put it on. My favorite is quadrupedal animals, especially cute ones. Among them, I thought that a big animal close to me would be good, considering that it would be a realistic model, so I decided to make it a dog. I met such a condition and made it collie, my favorite breed of dog.”

You may wonder, how much might one spend to transform themselves into a dog? The answer: 2 million Yen, or about $15,709. Awesome if you can afford to do that! It seems it was money well-spent, since he looks like a dog and pulls off acting like one quite well. Take a look, from Toko’s own YouTube channel:

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A company employee explained the difficulty in making such a costume, which may explain the cost. He said, “The point is that the skeleton of a dog can be reproduced on the skeleton of a human. Since the structure of the skeleton is very different, we spent a lot of time studying how to make it look like a ‘dog.’ In addition, we collect photographs taken from various angles so that the beautiful coat of the collie can be reproduced and devised so that the coat will flow naturally.”

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Okay, so now we know that if we want to transform ourselves into a creature, we just need some disposable income and to contact Zeppet. Do you think this was money well spent?

Stacey Warner

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