‘Stranger Things’ Fans Crash Museum Website to Buy the Same Dinosaur Hoodie

Stranger Things Brontosaurus Hoodie Special Release Science Museum of Minnesota

Despite being released two weeks ago, the hype of Stranger Things season two is as strong as ever, and it’s even become the source of some recent fashion-mania. During episode one, Dustin (played by Gaten Matarazzo) comes to class wearing a purple Brontosaurus hoodie, with the caption “Thunder Lizard.” The show’s costume designer Kim Wilcox sourced an original online—which was sold in the mid-‘80s as part of a traveling exhibition curated by the Science Museum of Minnesota—and was inspired to make a custom version in Gaten’s size. After noticing their vintage merchandise on the show, the non-profit museum decided to put the garment back into production for a special re-release.

On launch day the museum’s online store received more than 18,000 orders—making roughly $600,000 in sales—and even caused their site to temporarily crash. The best part? All of the revenue will go towards putting on more exhibitions, helping further educate children about science and technology. “As a nonprofit, all of the proceeds will go back to our mission of science and education and inspiring other young kids like Dustin on the show and his friends to have an interest in science,” said the museum’s Public Relations Director, Kim Ramsden.

The Brontosaurus apparel is available to buy online, but be quick, as there’s a limited supply. According to the museum, more sizes will be be available on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

The non-profit Science Museum of Minnesota recently re-released their purple Brontosaurus hoodie, worn by Dustin in Stranger Things 2.

Science Museum of Minnesota

The “Thunder Lizard” merchandise comes in hoodies, crew-necks, and T-shirts.

Stranger Things Brontosaurus Hoodie Special Release Science Museum of MinnesotaStranger Things Brontosaurus Hoodie Special Release Science Museum of Minnesota

Making approximately $600,000 in sales, the proceeds will go to supporting the museum's educational exhibitions.

Stranger Things Brontosaurus Hoodie Special Release Science Museum of Minnesota

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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