Easy DIY for this fantastic movie prop!
Lights up and everything!
I must admit, I watch it for the costuming...let's not
go into how I feel about movie plots these days.
The perfect staff!
A wooden dowel (about $4)
Crow (I got mine from Oriental Trading)
Polly Plastic (moldable plastic)
Dollar store battery powered flicker candle
Round orb/vase (we scored this at a thrift store for $1)
I took apart this flicker candle
making them meet up in the middle.
Then I pulled the light through carefully with a bent wire.
Then I put the vase on the end. It's a little loose but pretty perfect!
I hot glued it in place.
Then I added a couple spoon fulls of polly plastic.
It goes from white to clear...then it is ready to mold.
Pull it out of the water and it is remarkably easy to touch and form!
I reinforced it with hot glue.
I spray painted the whole dowel, easier that way.
Then I used a paint brush and brown/black paints for the branchy details.
If you are making the staff without the crow, you are finished!
This would make a great wizard or mage staff...but to truly be Maleficent
you need your sidekick Diaval!
Next, I hot glued those little crows feet on the top of the staff!
It's remarkably sturdy!
Once that glue dried, I painted it to match. Easy peasy!
It looks just like the movie prop!
There will be much more Maleficent costuming posts in the near future!
I'm so excited for Halloween, I love helping everyone find and make the perfect costumes!
Click here for the full Maleficent Costume!
And the Young Maleficent Costume too!
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