Ultra-realistic animal mask seem to strike the surreal sweet spot between “terrifying” and “adorable”, as seen with Japan’s viral gigantic wearable felt cat heads, but the minds at creative planning office Shindo Rinka and modelling workshop 91 is taking things a step further by making that creepy/cute blend a service.
If you are willing to pay, you can now order custom-made super realistic masks that’ll turn you into a human clone of your pet.
In a similar campaign to the “it’s me” series that let you look like Dr. Zeus with super realistic orangutan masks, the “My Family” mask allow you to order detailed replicas of your family pet’s face to wear as headgear.
In a press release, you can see an example of a finished product modelled after Rui, a Bengal Cat who lives in Kyoto.
It’s a time to clone your kitty.
First a mould is sculpted, “fur” is applied, and then the patterns and colors of your pet are filled in detail.
So there you have it. A service where you submit a photo of your pet and have expert craftsman create super lifelike replica headgear of them to dress up as.
As of now, the only way to purchase one is through online contact form on the Shindo Website.
While you can try your hand in English, there’s no word of international shipping or language service available, so those serious about inquiries may want Japanese help.
And maybe once you’ve become your pet, hit the bar with a rhino and orangutan.