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Jack Frost Staff Tutorial by Lyte-tech Jack Frost Staff Tutorial by Lyte-tech
[[If you'd like to reblog this on Tumblr, you can do so here: lyte-tech.tumblr.com/post/4010… ]]


:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:FINAL EDIT 5/9/14:  Version 2 now available here! fav.me/d7hqmlg  New and improved! made using PVC pipe and duct tape as a base. And it's portable!

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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. 

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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My Jack photos here: lyte-tech.deviantart.com/galle…

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Tutorial and cosplayer: myself

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Pencil-Only Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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Lyte-tech Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Great job! Looks awesome. ;)  Thanks for sharing.
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Felltopieces Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
How much plaster strips did you need for this project? I'm in the midst of making mine but ended up picking up fiba tape instead of palster tape which is apparently impossible to find.
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Lyte-tech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
What you are looking for is this basically:  www.amazon.com/Plaster-Gauze-4…

I needed about two rolls of this stuff to make it all the way. : )
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WaylandsForge Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you remember what thickness the dowel rod you used was?
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Lyte-tech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I believe it was 1.5 inches in diameter? or possibly 1 inch. Basically you just want it to feel comfortable in your grip. the strips will not add much diameter at all. ;)
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WaylandsForge Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tutorial! This is what mind ended up looking like: i.imgur.com/yAK3Gz8.jpg
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Lyte-tech Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
No prob! Came out great! Thanks for showing me! < 3
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FirestarPyro Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
i love this tutorial! im planning on cosplaying as jack and this is the best staff tutorial yet. i just have one question. for the paint you used, did you use like a brown gloss spray paint or regular paint and like a clear gloss covering?
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Lyte-tech Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Thank you! Be sure to check out V2 for an updated PVC pipe version. I used just a walmart brand cheap as it gets gloss brown paint. :) I added flat clear coat spray over that once dry to protect it more from water, etc.
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