When six-year-old Crystal Loy got up on her birthday on Aug 1 last year, she was told to get dressed in her Elsa gown because her father had a surprise for her.
Mr Jeffrey Loy, 38, took his daughter to a workshop in Sin Ming Drive and showed her their family car, which had the Disney princess from the film Frozen pasted on it.
“She had no idea I was doing it and went crazy when she saw it,” recalls the engineer.
“She watches the film on the iPad every day and whenever the song Let It Go comes on, she goes crazy.”
He compares changing car wraps to people “putting on new clothes”.
The stickers are digitally created by designers from workshops that specialise in car wraps and are then pasted on the car.
According to users and workshops, the stickers hardly deteriorate even after five years. They can be removed at workshops in less than a day.
Mr Alec Neo, who owns Visionworkz Performance, a company that specialises in car wraps, says that his customers usually either ask for racing-themed stickers with sponsors on them or characters from Japanese anime or movie franchises.
Elsa is Mr Loy’s sixth wrap in 12 years and cost him about $1,500.
Crystal has already requested the next design be a My Little Pony wrap and Mr Loy hopes to get it done on their next car.
A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times
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