I made this as a birthday present for a friend.  She may or may not be a very big fan of a certain funky purple-lovin’ singer…

This was my attempt at recreating what many (not just her) have claimed is “the concert experience of a lifetime”.  Surely it’s what every self-respecting fan would love;-)

Drum-roll needed...what could this purple box contain? DRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

The box is made from mounting board covered in shiny purple sticky-back plastic; it’s decorated using the gold gummy stars that teachers use(d?) and purple sequins. The flap lifts and the front of the box falls down to reveal…


…a shiny and super reflective interior complete with Symbol…

Extendable stage- all the rage now-a-days.

…and a very fancy extending stage area, which is pulled out using two little ribbon tabs on either side. The eagle-eyed amongst you may have notice there are actually three little ribbon tabs. This is the handle for the ….

Every self-respecting stage area has an underneath drawer storage area, didn'cha know?

…drawer storage area, where certain essential items for any successful concert are kept.  Namely…

Can you hear rapturous applause from his adoring audience?

Move closer... can you hear them now?

…the audience!  The drawer also contains Prince’s guitar when he’s not using it, as well as an abundance of extra faces for Prince; one for every mood (and era).  The drawer has space too for the “How-to-use” booklet which came with the box, to full express the limitless fun one can have with this concert experience.

The cover of the essential booklet

A sneaky look at the booklet interior

The great man himself

The many faces of Prince. Brownie points to anyone who spots two interloper heads...

Prince is made from poly-cotton; he has a purple satin suit and a ruffled cotton shirt; he also has removable “leather” boots with a purple jewel clasp. I love his boots- they’re kind of ridiculous, but still work quite well… a paradox if you like.  His neck is made from an ice-pop stick to which his interchangeable cardboard heads are stuck using velcro.  The box interior is lined with this fantastic hologram card I found in a graphics shop; it has tiny little hologram stars all over it- perfect for His Purpleness.  I have to say, I’m very pleased with how the box turned out.  The stage and drawer move very smoothly, yet fit together snugly.  The reflective-ness of the interior works brilliantly.  The purple vinyl stuck to the exterior couldn’t have been more perfect, both in colour and in finish.  I’m feeling very smug!

I’ll finish this with one last photo of the main man in situ…

Prince, enjoying some stage alone-time before playing to his adoring fans...


4 Responses to “Prince-in-Concert-in-a-Box”

  1. 1 Cécile September 19, 2011 at 12:55

    It is brillant!!!!What a lucky friend 🙂

  2. 2 Amy September 19, 2011 at 12:57

    Thanks Cecile:-)

  3. 3 Sam January 21, 2012 at 12:00

    This is amazing! What a great friend you are! This is the most thoughtful gift I have ever seen! Well done

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