Eric Arginsky, who collaborated with Kanye West on the bear costume for the rapper’s debut studio album, The College Dropout, has said he’s willing to sell the iconic attire for six figures, according to Complex.

Arginsky worked with the “Good Morning” singer to create a bear costume line following the release of the The College Dropout in 2004. While the plans never got to see the light of day, Arginsky got hold of the costume.

In an interview with Fake Shore Drive’s Andrew Barber, Arginsky expressed his willingness to sell the iconic relic from Ye’s early days. He revealed that it isn’t the same costume seen on the album’s cover.

“I think they tried to buy or purchase that from the high school,” he said. He continued, “They were turned down. … Obviously, it was going to be the basis for everything going forward [so] they went out and bought this suit which was then what they used on the DVD cover and for future promotions.”


He added that he’s open to the idea of selling the costume because “I love business and opportunity” and that a member of Ye’s camp could reach out to him for a potential collaboration.

“That’s what I’m really hoping for. I know that the percentages are very slim on that one. But yeah, I would say at this point I’m really open to anything,” he said. He noted that he’s willing to hear from people who could offer him $1 million or more.

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