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A Japanese man named Toco (@toco_eevee) has had a life-long ambition of unleashing his canine alter ego, and his ridiculously realistic costume has got the internet shook. Watch below:
I know what you're thinking – "£12,000 for a fancy dress outfit?"
Although that's an eye-watering amount of cash right there, the life-like nature of this outfit is absolutely mind-boggling.
Toco told MailOnline: "Ever since I was a small child, I wanted to be an animal. I think it is a desire to transform.
"I've thought about it since I can remember."
However, the YouTuber has said that he doesn't 'want my hobbies to be known, especially by the people I work with'.
"They think it's weird that I want to be a dog. For the same reason why I can't show my real face."
He also told Mynavi that he wanted to look like a rough collie: "I made it a collie because it looks real when I put it on.
"My favourite 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 collie, my favourite breed of dog."
A representative from Zeppet, which made the costume, 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."
And it seems a lot of research goes into that process, even down to the fur colour: "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."
Well, footage of Toco has gone viral, and people are stunned by the get-up.
I mean, you seriously wouldn't think there is a whole man, dressed as a dog wondering around in a park.
One user wrote: "Imagine waking up hungover and your buddy has this on and he's talking to you laying on your chest."
A second commented: "I'd trick people into thinking i was a real dog for a few minutes than get up on my legs and start coming after them."
A third suggested: "I'd like to see him out in public and talk out loud and everyone is looking at him like WTF did I just witness."