In a truly bizarre move, a Japanese man by the name of Toco recently spent a staggering $20,000 (N17M) to transform himself into a border collie.
Yes, you heard that right – he actually became a dog. Toco achieved this extraordinary feat by purchasing a hyperrealistic dog costume created by a Japanese company called Zeppet.
After spending 40 days crafting this intricate disguise, Toco finally had the opportunity to step out into the world as a dog and take his first-ever walk in public.
Filming his experience for his official YouTube channel, Toco ventured out into the streets, fully embracing his newfound identity. As he strolled along, something pretty interesting happened… he made friends with some of the other canines. Passers-by and their furry companions were captivated by Toco’s realistic appearance, the lifelike features of his costume and realistic movements to those of an actual dog. It was almost as if they couldn’t tell that he was, in fact, a human in disguise.
In written notes explaining his unusual transformation, Toco revealed that his desire to become a dog had been with him since childhood. Perhaps fueled by a deep admiration for these loyal and playful creatures, he longed to experience life from their perspective.
By hiding his human identity, Toco hoped to avoid the judgment and scrutiny that often accompanies unconventional choices. While some may find Toco’s decision perplexing or even absurd, it’s important to remember that individuality comes in many forms.
Toco says he hides his human identity because he doesn’t want to be judged by people he knows.
“I don’t want my hobbies to be known, especially by the people I work with,” he told the Daily Mail last year.
“They think it’s weird that I want to be a dog. For the same reason why I can’t show my real face.”
“I rarely tell my friends because I am afraid they will think I am weird,’ he said in a separate interview with the Mirror.
“My friends and family seemed very surprised to learn I became an animal.”
In a clip of his first outdoor walk, which took place in September in his backyard, rather than in public, Toco said he felt “nervous and a little scared”.
“I’m very nervous,” he said in the video.
“Do you remember your dreams from when you are little? You want to be a hero or a wizard
“I remember writing in my grade school graduation book that I wanted to be a dog and walk outside.”
Watch video below;
See reactions below;
jennynk_ig: Person dey crase dis one dey shout ‘amazing’ 🤦 Waist never pain the guy sha, he nor go knw when he go tear costume begin dey waka like human being. Mtcheewwww 😒.
ukponrefej: Use me as a God forbid button😢😢😢.
lekzymilli: Watin be this one again 😢.
estikent: This is the devil’s hand work. Pls and pls Accept Jesus today and be safe. Jesus is real.
brobrolicious: 🤣🤣🤣🤣 17M naira to behave and look like a dog?! Another level of crazy unlocked 😂😂😂.
mvvfasaalagos: Until he see dog wey big am wey wan bite am. He go stand up run 🤣.
samvail__: When him legs 🦵 pain am him go wake up one day change back to human. Lol 😂.
oraclegodwayne: This is the point where you actually thank God for the home training you got from ur Nigerian Parents. Them for don beat the ogbanje spirit comot from ur body since.😂😂😂.
christaboo._: You get $20,000, you use am become dog.😂.