You won’t believe what this man spent $14K on to become a collie – Watch his jaw-dropping first-ever public walk!

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The dog days are just beginning for this man.

A Japanese native has transformed himself into a canine after spending over $14,000 on a custom-made collie costume.

The private citizen, known as Toco online, claims that the unique outfit has allowed him to fulfill his dream of “becoming an animal.”

Footage shared on Toco’s YouTube channel, where he has amassed over 32,000 subscribers, showcases him wearing the costume as he frolics on a lawn, rolls on a floor, and plays fetch.

Toco has even uploaded a video of his first public appearance as a dog.

Bystanders seemed amazed by the man’s doggy debut as he paraded down a busy street in the viral clip, which has garnered 1.7 million views.

Toco completed the costume with a harness strapped around his furry abdomen but admitted feeling “nervous” and “scared” about venturing out in public.

“Do you remember your childhood dreams? Wanting to be a hero or a wizard,” he wrote in the video, describing his dream of living as a dog as seemingly “unrealistic.”

“I remember writing in my grade school graduation book that I wanted to be a dog and walk outside.”

As an introduction to his unusual hobby, Toco answered a series of questions in a video posted last year, confessing that he had always harbored a vague desire to become an animal since childhood.

“When I fulfilled that dream, this is how it turned out,” he wrote in the video, explaining that he chose to become a collie due to the minimal size difference between the breed and humans.


Zeppet, the company that created Toco’s collie costume, stated that it took 40 days to make the furry fashion item, which cost a whopping 2 million Yen (approximately $14,161 USD).

“Modeled after a collie dog, it reproduces the appearance of a real dog walking on four legs,” said the company’s spokesperson to

Despite gaining online fame with his puppy pursuit, Toco keeps his unusual interests hidden from most of his friends and family.

“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.”

Meanwhile, the Japanese man revealed last year that most of his colleagues are also unaware of his dog dress-up activities outside of work.

“I don’t want my hobbies to be known, especially by the people I work with,” he told the Daily Mail.

The costume was created by Zeppet and took 40 days to create

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