Cool Link: How To Make a Hipstamatic Camera Case for an iPhone

Photo courtesy of Tragically Hipstamatic Blog
Photo courtesy of Tragically Hipstamatic Blog

A while back, we posted a link for making your iPhone look like a Leica M8 camera. In case you missed it, Tragically Hipstamatic blog posted a similar method for skinning your iPhone 4 to look like a “Hipstamatic 185” case. It’s a cool project and pretty easy to make. You’ll need an Xacto knife, a small OLFA knife or some other fine utility knife.

Tragically Hipstamatic writes in a January 2, 2011 post:

My iPhone 4 is a camera that I sometimes use to make phone calls, and with that in mind I endeavoured to make my iPhone look like the camera I use the most: the Hipstamatic.

If you don’t already have a skinnable case with a clear plastic back, Tragically Hipstamatic recommends a Griffin Reveal case, an excellent choice which I second. I used a Griffin Reveal for several months on my iPhone 4S and it was a great case. In addition to having a hard plastic clear back which is perfect for home iPhone skinning, the case also has a silicone bumper which adds tack to the phone and helps keep it from sliding off tables or dashboards. For the newer iPhone 6 devices, the Griffin Survivor case is available in stores for about $30. The case is also available from for much less — currently about $21.00.

Apparently, this project even has the tacet approval of Synthetic, Hipstamatic’s developer. The link was recently shared by Hipstamatic on their official Facebook page, with the comment “How sweet is this? :-) Thanks!”

Click here to read “How To Make a Hipstamatic Camera Case for an iPhone” on the Tragically Hipstamatic Blog

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UPDATED 05/19/15

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Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Benjamin

    I love how you can skin a camera to mimic the look of an app.
    The next hilarious but pointless step would be an actual Hipstamatic Camera.

    • Edgar

      hahaha! that would probably sell big considering there are alot of Hipstamatic fans out there! I would probably get one too =P