Man spends £12,500 'turning himself into a dog'

The man, known online as Toko-san, said it had "fulfilled my dream of be­coming an animal"

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A man has spent a whopping £12,500 to “turn himself into a dog”.

The dog-lover spent the money on a realistic collie costume, with footage posted online showing him taking on the character of a dog.

Within the footage, the man from Japan was seen on all fours as piano music blared out.

A man has spent £12,500 on a real-life collie costume
A man has spent £12,500 on a real-life collie costume
Toko-san performed dog behaviours during a video posted online
Toko-san performed dog behaviours during a video posted online

He then performed other dog behaviours which included lifting a paw up in an apparent greeting to viewers.

While he was also seen rolling on the floor, much like dogs do in real life.

Zeppet, the makers of the costumer, say they studied the skeleton of a collie to make the suit as realistic as possible.

The man who bought the unique outift, known online as Toko-san, said it had “fulfilled my dream of be­coming an animal.”

He added: "I made it a collie because it looks real when I put it on.

"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.

“There are restrictions, but you can move in it.

“However, if you move too much, it will not look like a dog."

But the video has received a mixed reaction, with some fans welcoming the idea, while others have hit out at the money he spent on the costume.

One Twitter user said: "Being freak, god level! Well done!"

While another added: "You spent money on that? Lol well at least it’s realistic to a degree."

A third person said: "I think it’s awesome that you are a border collie. Never change unless you want to."