Bloke who dresses as dog in £12k costume says pals dont know about double life

A bloke who spent thousands of pounds so he could 'become a dog' with a bizarre costume says his friends have no idea about his double life.

Toko, an adult man from Japan, has spent a total of 2 million Yen (£12,500) on imitating a collie with an eerily lifelike outfit put together from scratch by professional costume makers.

Videos uploaded to his Twitter account @toco_eevee show him playing games or rolling over on command as he channels his 'inner dog'.

He can also be seen laying down for belly rubs, pretending to sit and lifting his paws.

But while he is happy to share his pastime with the world while in canine disguise, he is less keen to let people from his personal life in on his secret.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Toko admitted he did not want his expensive hobby "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 added.

Some online commenters have ridiculed his expensive commitment as ‘creepy’ and ‘scary’ — but Toko claims he is simply following a desire he has always had from a young age, saying: "Ever since I was a small child, I wanted to be an animal. I think it is a desire to transform.

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"I've thought about it since I can remember."

It reportedly took TV costume production company Zeppet 40 days to make the costume, which features movable limbs and a workable mouth, as Toko kept requesting improvements to make it perfect.

A representative from Zeppet 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."

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