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Jack Frost Staff Tutorial by Lyte-tech Jack Frost Staff Tutorial by Lyte-tech
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EDIT 2/19/14:  Wow guys, even at this point I still can't believe how popular this tutorial is. I never even imagined haha. Anywho if you like this tutorial and have used it, you can show your support by liking me on Facebook! I'm fairly new there, so I'd appreicate any support I can get. Thanks!

You'll find updates on all my other prop work as well. I do not think I will ever make a full tutorial like this again, but I will be keeping detailed photo sets of my process. Currents projects include 3D maneuver gear and Amon's royal sword from Magi. </b>

Also, I will be remaking this staff for Anime Boston 2014 I think, though I'm going to go with a pvc/ heat gun method this time around so I can make it portable. If you'd like to try this method, just form the staff as need be with the heat gun used for the curves, and follow the rest of the steps!  Simple as that. Plaster sticks and dries nicely on anything which makes it awesome. <3  

EDIT AGAIN 4/17/13: OMG. How is this still this popular? I'm astounded. xD Anyways, making it portable didnt work. Plus, I realized within the last month that I made the hook waaay to big. Really wish i cut the pieces shorter...Anyways. If I remake it in a method I like better, I'll seriously be considering selling this one. So keep your eyes peeled. :)

EDIT1/28/13: When I go home. I think I'm going to try to find a way to make this portable. I love it as is, but. It's just not good for travel. :/ I have an idea. Just hope it works.

Okay, so this is my first tutorial I've ever made so I apologize if its not very good. ^^; I did my best to explain all my steps in detail and make it look nice. Let me know if words are too small or are spelled wrong or anything.

Just a warning with my version of the staff/shepard's hook though, it does have some weight to it since it is solid wood. (Honestly though, it feels really solid. It's not breaking anytime soon.)It seems that a lot of people have gone with pvc piping for theirs; but I felt like I wasn't going to be able to do what I needed to do with that. :/

Working with wood, plaster strips, and gorilla tape to make the actual structure was just my initial idea, so I went with that; and I am very happy I did. Came out just as I imagined it would, which is just such an awesome feeling. :)

Only problem is that its about 6ft tall due to my 5'10" height, FFFFF. Travel WILL be difficult. @__@

:bulletred:Just some general guidelines for if you use this tutorial:

-PLEASE credit me. That should be pretty straightforward. :/
-Fave the tutorial.
-And last but not least, please share your finished creations with me! I'd love to see!

Well, that's it. I hope this helps people. :D Happy sawing!


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teh-keith Apr 7, 2014  New member
This is amazing thank you!
I was just wondering, about how much was the total cost for making this. I am in serious need of a staff as i used a walking stick at the convention last year, lol
well, for me like 15 cause I had the strips already.  I'd say since strips cost like 5 a roll and you need could get by for like 25-30. the shorter dowel rod will cost only a couple bucks and the longer one (down the aisle where the closet poles are) will run you like 8 or 9. I used cheap nothing special paints as regular acrylics stick to plaster wonderfully as it is water based and natural.  Oh, and duct tape is like a few, but most people have that stuff lying around anyways.

The alternate (and easier way) would be to get a heat gun, some pvc pipes and shape them into a staff. (This would also allow for portability) and then wrap with plaster and paint. I will actually be remaking mine probably this way so I can make it portable as its nearly impossible to take mine anywhere. I didnt own a heat gun originally which is why i went the wood way.

Good luck. :)
Okay, thank you so much! This is super helpful!
No problem good luck! 
PocketKai Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can't wait to try this out!
TheDoorWithin Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial! I'm going to (attempt) to do this for my Jack, since I am so clueless when it comes to props. Thanks so much for this! 
Thank you! I wish you luck. Keep in mind you can also switch out the wood with pvc if you have a heat gun. This will decrease the weight and allow for portability if you construct it right. Back when I made this, I didnt have a heat gun (heck, i still need to buy one), hence the wood. :) 
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