View Full Version : Making a staff?

08-31-2009, 12:14 AM
I'm cosplaying Oshus from Phantom Hourglass, and he carries around a staff.http://www.zeldaelements.net/games_main/12/artwork/oshus.jpg That's what it looks like.

I'm pretty sure I'll be ok with the Conch Shell part, but what should I make the actual staff part (base?) from? Is there a light/cheap material I can use or should I try and carve it from wood?

08-31-2009, 11:09 PM
Hmm.. the way it gets thicker as it goes up like that... you could try a length of PVC pipe, then- have you ever seen those styrofoam cones they sell at Michaels and JoAnn's? Look for one of those. If it doesn't already have a hole through it, carve one. then you can layer the connection from the bottom of the cone to the pole in papier mache, then paint the whole thing.

Once you make the shell for the top, just sit it in the top of the cone and attach it how you like. Remember that you have to seal styrofoam first in order to paint it- I use artists acrylic gesso for that.