Let’s all be honest with ourselves: even if there was a very high probability of getting eaten by a dinosaur, we’d all still want to visit a real-life Jurassic Park. But, since the science isn’t quite there yet—still need to find frogs that don’t change their sex all willy-nilly!—we’ll have to make due with something else in the meantime. Cue Japan (of course) and what have got to be the most realistic dinosaur costumes of all time.
The super-realistic dinosaur costumes in the above clip, which comes via Sploid, are the creations of a Japanese firm with the vaguely sinister-sounding name ON-ART Corp. (it’s not quite InGen, but the “Corp.” really helps to sell the promise of something mischievous). According to Reuters, ON-ART Corp. revealed the “man-operated robotic models” in Tokyo on Thursday to help sell the idea of an “entertainment park where visitors will be able to see the realistic replicas first hand.” Note: “First hand” apparently means sticking your head inside their mouths.
The dinosaurs are around 26 feet tall, and come in various frightening flavors including Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Velociraptor. Yes, ON-ART Corp. bred-err constructed from carbon fiber materials Velociraptors. No word on how clever they are, if they have feathers, or if they’re going to coo or quack like ducks.
ON-ART Corp.’s CEO, Kazuya Kanemaru, reportedly wants to call the theme park “DINO-A-PARK,” which doesn’t quite have the same ominous ring as Jurassic Park. But then again, the likelihood of getting eaten is probably much lower.
What do you think about these super-realistic dinosaur costumes? Would you throw down some green to live the DINO-A-PARK dream, or are you still waiting for the real thing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Images: Kyodo News