The fashions of the Netflix hit series “Stranger Things” may be straight out of the 1980s, but one particular sweatshirt worn by a character is very popular in 2017.
A purple hoodie worn by Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) in the first episode of season two features a Brontosaurus skeleton above its nickname, “Thunder Lizard,” from the Science Museum of Minnesota. Newsweek reported that the museum, in St. Paul, Minn., noticed the costume choice on the day that the series started streaming again and called it out on its Facebook page.
“Stranger Things fans: Check out what Dustin is wearing in season 2, episode 1! Yes, we want one too. Working on it!” The Facebook post read. “We’re recreating this shirt and hope to have them soon! Want to be the first to get one? Sign up for our emails and we’ll let you know when they’re available.”
Tuesday morning the sweatshirt went on sale, and a crush of fans looking to dress like Dustin crashed the museum’s website. Newsweek said that the site came back, and 80,000 purple hoodies had already been sold on Wednesday.
Adult and youth-sized sweatshirts and T-shirts are available, ranging in price from $36.95 to $14.95.