As the first stills and posters were being released from Monsters University, I eagerly awaited the inevitable onslaught of University style merchandise. The night the online store opened, I immediately picked up an MU sweater, however I noticed that the Monsters University Letterman Jacket that Mike and Sulley sported wasn’t available for purchase. Taking a page out of the Pixar Post playbook, I started the process of making my own.
First up was the jacket itself, for which there was only one requirement: it had to be the right color. This prerequisite turned out to be more of a headache than I had anticipated. For a while it seemed that my only option would be to pay upwards of $200 for a completely custom jacket, but I kept on searching and eventually came across the perfect jacket. From there I headed to my local fabric store for a few square feet of felt and my local art store for washable glue and I was in the homestretch. A few product photos and a short video later and voilà!
If you are interested in making your own Monsters University Letterman Jacket, be sure to follow Pixar News on Twitter and keep your eye out for a how-to video coming soon.
Update 4/13: Unfortunately the company that I bought the base from is no longer selling the jacket. I’ll be keeping my eye out to see if they restock in the near future. Sorry about that!