Maleficent Movie Costume Staff DIY!

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 Maleficent Movie Costume Staff!
Easy DIY for this fantastic movie prop!
Lights up and everything!
 Do you love the Maleficent movie?
I must admit, I watch it for the costuming...let's not
go into how I feel about movie plots these days.
 Well, well!
The perfect staff!
You will need:
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)
 First, the lighting.
I took apart this flicker candle
 You'll need the battery, wires and light.
 I drilled a hole in the top of the dowel and the side,
making them meet up in the middle.
Then I pulled the light through carefully with a bent wire.
  I used hot glue and set the light and the battery in place.
Then I put the vase on the end.  It's a little loose but pretty perfect!
I hot glued it in place.
 Then check and make sure the light still works.
 Next, I microwaved 2 cups of water in a pitcher...
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 made woven branches and stick like tentacles from the dowel to the vase.
 Let it dry completely.
I reinforced it with hot glue.
Then painting!
I spray painted the whole dowel, easier that way.
Then I used a paint brush and brown/black paints for the branchy details.
 So far, so awesome!
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!
Now to see if the light still works!
It looks just like the movie prop!
 It's that subtle green tinge glow! It's absolutely awesome!
 And trust me,
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!

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  1. That is a Fantastic staff. Great job.
    I plan on doing Maleficent one year so I will keep this in mind.
    This year I am going as Ursula!

  2. This will be perfect for my dog costume for my niece thank u

  3. how cool!! do you think hot glue would work instead of the polly plastic?


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