A man from Japan named Toco has fulfilled a childhood dream by spending a large sum of money, nearly $15,000, to create a hyper-realistic costume of a collie dog. Toco, who keeps his real identity a secret, posted videos of himself wearing the intricate costume on his YouTube channel, which has gained a significant following of almost 30,000 fans.
In the videos, Toco can be seen in public wearing the detailed collie dog costume, complete with a leash. He engages in dog-like activities such as sniffing other dogs in a park and rolling around on the grass to maintain the illusion of being a true dog. Toco explained in one of the video clips, “I became a collie, fulfilling a dream I had since I was a little child to be an animal.” He intentionally refrains from speaking in the videos to enhance the authenticity of the canine experience.
Reflecting on his childhood dreams, Toco shared, “Do you remember your dreams from when you are little? You want to be a hero or a wizard. I remember writing in my grade school graduation book that I wanted to be a dog and walk outside.” His desire to live out this fantasy has now become a reality, albeit in the form of an impressive costume.
However, while Toco embraces his four-legged alter ego with confidence in public, he remains hesitant to share his hidden passion with his friends and family. He expressed concerns about being judged and viewed as strange for his desire to be a dog. In an interview, Toco revealed, “I don’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 face.” Consequently, he keeps his double life a secret, only revealing it to a select few.
Initially, Toco only ventured outside in his full collie regalia within the confines of his backyard last September. Despite the absence of prying eyes, Toco confessed to feeling nervous and somewhat afraid during this experience. Nonetheless, his bravery in pursuing his dream has garnered attention and admiration from others.
The impressive collie costume that allows Toco to live out his dog fantasies was crafted by Zeppet, a specialized Japanese company that creates costumes for television and movie productions. Their expertise in creating realistic and detailed costumes ensured that Toco’s dream could become a tangible and remarkable reality.
As Toco’s YouTube channel continues to attract more followers, his unique journey and dedication to realizing his childhood dream serve as an inspiration to others. Though he keeps his true identity hidden from the public eye, Toco’s courage in embracing his passions and living out his fantasies reminds us all of the importance of chasing our dreams, no matter how unconventional they may seem.