Philip Morris, a costume maker from Charlotte, North Carolina claims he was the guy who made the "Monkeysuit" and sold it to Roger Patterson in 1967. He also claims that he gave Patterson advice on how to help make his "creature" look more genuine. About two months after selling Patterson the costume, the famous Gimlin-Patterson Bigfoot film became one of the biggest news stories in 1967.
In November 2008, TV Land aired Philip Morris' story of how he created a Bigfoot costume and sold it to Patterson. The following video shows Bob Hieronimus (who claims to be the guy in the original costume) and Phillip Morris on TV with the suit they created to prove that Bob was the one who was Patty in the P/G film. Unfortunately, the costume in their possession looks nothing like the one in the original film.
The Travel channel recently ran an episode of "Making Monsters", and attempted "debunk" Bigfoot by recreating the original costume-- They failed miserably. Their modern-day-Hollywood-quality Bigfoot suit still looks nothing like the original.
Here are some stabilized clips of "Patty" from P/G film :
The popular Facebook group, Facebook Find Bigfoot writes:
Skeptics!! Your beloved Morris costumes tries to improve on their supposed effort to create Patty in 1967. The son of Ed Morris, apparently hasn't even studied the PG film, and the facial characteristics of Patty. After 45 years this is all that skeptics can come up with? What a joke. PG = real.
Morris costumes' pathetic 2012 effort.
To watch the Travel Channel clip of "Making Monsters - Debunking Bigfoot", click here.