As the Chicago Cubs prepared to enter into their first postseason series since 2008, The Field Museum of Natural History decided it was time to dress the dino. Chicago Scenic crews created this custom-built, hand-painted jersey for the Museum’s 25-foot long Brachiosaurus - in just one week.
Beginning in metals, crews welded a body frame that served as the dinosaur’s belly form. Soft Goods Department Head Mark Bothelo used this frame to measure and cut the weather-resistant fabric that was hand-painted by Paints Department Head Les Woods, ensuring that the jersey’s pinstripes aligned perfectly. Once dry, fabric pieces were sewn together to form the oversized Cubs jersey on display.
Project Manager Gary Heitz managed the project.