fresh from the Makery: a wicked phone cozy

You can only buy someone a Sephora gift card for so many holidays.  Which is why, when the birthday of my sister-in-law was fast approaching (and then came and went just as quickly), I got the idea to combine two things I believe to be mildly over-rated - Wicked, the musical, haven't seen it and while I agree that the soundtrack is catchy, I could not for the life of me get into that book; and the new iPhone (sorry, Kelly, no offense intended; y'all know I'm an Android gal) - into a gift I hope she'll enjoy until the next iPhone comes out or Wicked ends its run on Broadway, whichever comes first.  Here's what I came up with:

I kept the design relatively simple, focusing on Elphaba and cutting Glinda out altogether (and yes, I had to check the Wikipedia page for that important info).  I limited my palette to the green, black, and red found in the design, primarily using green and black felt and thread for the case, face, hat, and hair, and accenting the design with embroidered red lips.

The red is also used for the interior lining.  I love saving the best color of the three for the part seen least. It's a bit Dracula-esque from this angle, don't you think?

I used my new Samsung Galaxy to photograph the end result as it's similar in size to the new iPhone (but far superior in capabilities, but that's neither here nor there, now is it?).

The black felt continues around the back:

I sure hope she likes it (and doesn't wish I'd sent her another Sephora gift card, after all)! This baby won't be going in the shop because I'm pretty sure it would be copyright infringement if I actually made any money from it. Just a one-of-a-kind kind of thing I thought I'd share here! Next up: my very own phone cozy. 'Bout time, right? I still have a couple more orders from the Mashable backlog to send out first.  Oh yeah, and move. Again. Sigh.


Jolina said...

That is the neatest thing I've seen in a long time!!

Elle The Heiress said...

Amazing! I love it!