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Snapchat Is Selling A Dancing Hot Dog Costume On Amazon And People Love It

Snapchat’s dancing hot dog augmented filter has become widely popular. In the few months it’s been available, the hot dog has been viewed over 1.5 billion times, according to Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. To capitalize on that superstar status, Snapchat has decided to go one step further and developed a dancing hot dog costume, just in time for Halloween.

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Photo: Screenshot of Amazon

Currently, the costume is being sold on Amazon, where it’ll set you back $80. The outfit is just two pieces: the upper “hot dog tunic” with attached sleeves and hands, and pants that include attached shoe covers. The hands have slits that free up your own digits to operate your phone, thus giving you the ability to record (or Snap) yourself jamming to some tunes. Come to think of it, a clip of yourself in the dancing hot dog costume grooving next to the hot dog filter might be the most meta Snap ever…

At any rate, folks who’ve seen the costume on Amazon already have been loving it so far and have been leaving hilarious rave reviews of the product on Amazon’s website. Below is a collection of some of the best of those:

Photos: Screenshots of Amazon

It’s currently unclear as to whether the costume will be part of Snapchat’s permanent apparel lineup or if it’s just a limited-time release for the holiday. In any case, we can’t wait to see how many folks dress up as their favorite dancing dog for Halloween.

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“Hotdog Hell” Chrome Extension Replaces Facebook Images With Dancing Hot Dog Filter

By now you’ve probably seen Snapchat’s Dancing Hot Dog augmented reality filter. The animated, breakdancing hot dog that you can place on objects in your environment is quickly becoming this summer’s hottest meme.

While the concept of augmented reality is pretty incredible, some might consider the dancing hot dog as Snapchat’s latest attempt to stay relevant.

Luckily enough, the Snapchat’s dancing hot dog became so popular  — or loathed, depending on who you’re asking — that someone created a downloadable Google Chrome extension that replaces every image on Facebook with an image of the now famous dancing hot dog.

So, if you’re sick of your friend’s traffic selfie posts on Facebook, this “productivity extension,” will give you a break. I downloaded it, and it provided some much needed entertainment.

The extension, aptly named Hotdog Hell, was released on July 10, and now has more than 296 weekly users.

The extension’s developer, an 18-year old mathematics and computer science major, named Kevin Chen, said he created the extension after he fell in love with the vitality behind the bizarre filter.

“I saw the hotdog on Snapchat; a couple of my friends were sending it, and then people started putting it in random memes. It was just so utterly bizarre, and I loved it,” Chen said.

The two-week old extension is now Chen’s first project developed for public consumption on the Google Chrome web store. Still, the attention the “app” is generating was unexpected, according to Chen.

“Definitely exploded a lot more than I thought it would,” he said. ” I was pretty shocked on that first day, and I’m really happy that such an absurd meme gained so much traction.”

What’s interesting is that Hotdog Hell is categorized as a “productivity extension,” which undermines the silliness behind it, but also capitalizes on the meme’s absurdity and humor.

Chen said there was a conscious effort to make the joke of it being a “productivity extension” because it does make Facebook, “significantly harder to use.” Maybe that’s a good thing for some people.

While it seems the Dancing Hot Dog has become the Internet’s hottest meme character, there’s no telling exactly how Snapchat — the originator of the hot dog character — will react.

Although, Chen doesn’t seem worried, pointing to how viral the meme has become.

“So far, I haven’t been contacted by anyone from Snapchat about it, and I think at this point,” Chen continues, “the hot dog has a life of its own.”