Looking for someone who makes props..
I am looking for someone who makes and sells props by themselves, without having to buy a costume. I am COSplaying this year as Tsukasa from .hack//SIGN, and I already have the costume made and completed. But I am having a very hard time finding someone who can make his sprite ocarina staff-thingy. I had attempted making it myself, and it ended up looking alright, but it was exteremly heavy and bulky, and a general pain to lug around, and I know people who create props more professionally probably have better materials for a lighter less annoying prop.
If there isn't anyone that does, does anyone have any suggestions on what materials to use to make a lighter prop, because I am limited to what the local craft store sells. The staff I have now has a wooden dowel as the main handle, and the rest of the staff is made from styrofoam covered with plaster cloth. So if anyone has any suggestions or know someone who sells props, I would be very grateful. Thank you!