Because he wanted to appear like his favorite breed of dog, a Japanese guy shelled out roughly 2 million yen, which is equivalent to $15,791 USD, to get a lifelike outfit of a Collie dog.
The guy, who has only been named as Toko, is said to have commissioned the creation of the costume by a Japanese business known as Zeppet. Zeppet is well-known for producing sculptures and models for use in films and advertisements.
Toko is said to have gone through numerous rounds of experiments and changes in order to get the outfit just perfect, which is why it took Zeppet forty days to build it.
Toko said the following in an interview with the Japanese media organization Mynavi: “I made it a collie because it looks real when I put it on. My favorite 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 favorite breed of dog.”
An employee of Zeppet also discussed how his team was able to discover methods in which the figure of a dog might match with that of a person.
“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,” they said. “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,” they continued.
You have to admire the ingenuity!
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