Super Mario Bros. 3 for Nintendo NES 3D shadowbox diorama 5x7 Gaming Decoration Mini by Glitch Artwork


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Super Mario Bros. 3 for Nintendo NES shadowbox diorama 5x7 Gaming Decoration from Glitch Artwork

Glitch Artwork: Etsy's original arcade shadow box!


-The frame is 5" x 7", and is included.
-Solid wooden MDF frame with glass (not plastic)
-Ready to hang on a wall or stand on a table
-Best gift of all time for gamers and retrogamers
-I use only UV pigment inks and acid free materials for years of fade-free enjoyment

The 3D Super Mario Bros. 3 Shadowbox is made from meticulously cut prints and foamboard, There are multiple tiers for a deep 3D effect that really pops. It looks more “poppy” once you get it in your hands.

Sorta made this to be two game areas in one, with some stuff above ground and some stuff below ground. Thought that might be fun.

The frame is 5" x 7", and is included. (The glass has been removed for the photos, but yours will have glass).
This may look pretty good on your wall. I recommend putting it up on a wall where you play your video games.

You want a discount?? Use this code at the checkout: TOADSTOOL

Want to see me build a shadow box? Copy and paste this YouTube link into your address bar:


Over the years since my I started making arcade shadow boxes, several new shops have started selling suspiciously similar products, with strikingly similar ad copy. Honestly, I’m a bit flattered that my ideas have caught on! The way they do their photography makes their products look a lot like mine, but they are more cheaply made, and therefore less durable.


-IMITATIONS DON’T USE FOAMBOARD—they use cardstock. Cardstock bends with humidity, and falls apart over time. It’s way cheaper and easier to use cardstock, but it will not hold up for more than a year in humid areas without bending up. It’s just fine to use unbacked cardstock if you only need it to last a little bit, like a party favor. I think art should last (especially if you’re giving it as a gift!), and I consider the longevity of the item in every single phase of the design and construction. Quality thick foamboard like mine doesn’t bend over time, and gives the piece a more 3D chunky look.

-IMITATIONS DON’T USE GLASS IN THEIR FRAMES—they use plastic. Plastic frames are cheaper to get, and cheaper to ship, but scratch way more easily and don’t look nearly as clear. Glass is very easy to clean without scratching, and doesn’t yellow or warp like plastic. It’s worth the extra care and packaging to ship glass frames. Remember, if the listing doesn’t specifically say GLASS, then it’s not GLASS!

-IMITATIONS USE LESS EXPENSIVE GLOSSY PRINTS instead of lightfast archival-quality pigmented inks. It’s way more expensive (and time consuming!) to print with professional quality inks, but I feel it’s worth it to prevent fading over time. Also, the matte look these quality inks have doesn’t have bad glares or reflections, so you don’t have to worry about your lighting hitting your art from a bad angle.

-IMITATIONS HAVE WHITE EDGES. Several of my beloved imitators don’t bother to blacken the edges of their cuts, so they have a cheaper look. That white edge I see on pretty much every imitator is very jarring and ugly to me, so I make sure that all my edges are the correct color to match the look of the piece. I have to paint the edges of the foamboard.

Yes, it’s WAY more work. Yes, it’s totally worth the extra work. :D

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Reviews (7)


Sooooo awesome!

This is 1 of 2 shadow boxes I've purchased from this seller this time around. I have already purchased some previously. Very well made and shipped quickly.

Looks great! Excellent quality and detail!


All payment methods that Etsy accepts are accepted by Glitch Artwork too!

Shipping from United States


IN THE USA AND CANADA: Your shadow box will be shipped by USPS Priority

Elsewhere: Your art will be shipped from as a "Tracked Packet - International"

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Did the frame get destroyed in the mail? We'll cheerfully send you a new one immediately.

If you have any other issue, we're friendly and flexible :D Let's have a chat. In fact, let's have a chat even if you don't have a problem. :D

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do custom shadowboxes?

Due to the large volume of non-custom art we're doing, custom orders are expensive. It generally takes 15-20 hours to design and prototype a new shadow box. The design process is tricky. Unlike most art forms, if you do this wrong, you will literally start fires! Seriously! Lasers are not to be trifled with.

For rates, please see this listing:

Don't be afraid to suggest which one we do next! Ya never know!

How do you make this stuff?

In short, I use a laser cutter to cut printed foamboard, and then build the layers up.

This is done with foamboard rather than cardstock, so the layers won't bend over time. It also gives it a nice layered effect.

Please take a look at this little YouTube video I made of me making a shadowbox:

Refunds and Exchanges

Did the frame get destroyed in the mail? We'll cheerfully send you a new one immediately.

If you have any other issue, we're friendly and flexible :D Let's have a chat. In fact, let's have a chat even if you don't have a problem.

I need it for Christmas 2020! What's the last day to order?

Last day to order for delivery before Christmas is:

USA and Canada: Wednesday December 16th 2020

Elsewhere in the world: Delivery after Christmas.

We hope you have a lovely holiday!