Custom Persona 5 Nintendo Switch joy cons

Every year my husband and I make each other birthday presents. We recently moved across the country from a house to an apartment and don’t have much room for decorative things so I had to think a bit outside the box and find something functional. I bought an extra set of joy cons and I ordered extra shells from eBay in the colors I needed along with some shiny metallic silver buttons. I painted the shells using acrylic paint pens and coated them with an acrylic glaze, then I sent them to a guy on eBay to swap everything out for me. I am super proud of how well they turned out!

I ran into some issues with one of the joy cons reacting strangely to the acrylic glaze and had to order a second one. If anyone else decides to try this I would recommend hand washing the shells prior to painting them.

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OMG these are SO COOL!!! Persona has some of the best graphic design of any video games, and that all looks gREAT on those controllers! Awesome idea!

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They really do, I was worried about working in such limited space so I drew my concept out in advance on my iPad lol.

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That’s so fun that you make each other birthday gifts each year! I love that you were able to come up with an idea that wasn’t just functional, but definitely fun as well!

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These are very cool! And what a fun tradition of handmade gifts.

When I worked at a personalized gift shop, we used to wipe the items down with alcohol before painting them. Not that you can buy rubbing alcohol these days…

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This is just the coolest idea!

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Wow! Clever concept and they came out SO nicely! Love them!

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These look amazing! I love the Persona series so I’m so envious of your hubby!

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That’s a good idea, I will keep this in mind next time I paint a plastic surface. Thanks!

Awesome!!!

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Lookin’ cool, Joker!

Wow, these are amazing, and a wonderful interpretation of Persona 5. I love them. :heart_eyes_cat:

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