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Yuna's Default Staff by 93FangShadow Yuna's Default Staff by 93FangShadow
Head is made with two cut outs of foam core board spray painted gold on one side then white glued together, the blue bits are pieces of craft foam sandwiched between the foam core board cut outs. When the glue drys, the board edges are spackled and coluored with gold metallic wax. Red rhinestones are attached with hot glue.
Staff/rod handle is PVC, After spray painting blue and red, it is notched out and the head bit inserted it in and gaps filled with hot glue. A pipe end stop is used opposite the head piece.
"Silver" and "Gold" fittings are made with modeling clay that is sculpted, sanded and coloured with the metallic wax. I first put a thin, un-even bit of hot glue on the staff under the modeling clay to give the clay something to grip and not move around.
The black cord and bell are left off to make it easier to carry around at conventions.

For my Yuna© Lord Braska's Daughter cosplay


Final Fantasy X©, Yuna Braska© character by Tetsuya Nomura, owned by Square Enix [Square Soft] ©
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kuro-heise Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow your edges look really smooth for this being foam core board. I just did her staff out of 2 pieces of that foam core board together and the edges had a lot of unevenness. How'd you fix that?
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93FangShadow Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
After tracing, I cut the foam core shapes using an Exactoİ blade knife one at a time. (I only had one sheet.) I also tested to see which way the two halves matched up best to have the least corrections to make. Where the edges were un-even I cleaned them up with the knife, then spray painted. After gluing together, I filled in the spaces by putting some white school glue in a thin layer and then spackled to fill in the voids. When that had dried, I carefully sanded the spackled areas smooth and even, and used the metallic wax to colour it. [If you look at the picture, the "bar" on the left "tear drop" shape is more un-even where my cat 'helped me' by moving the foam core while cutting. I did this to fill it in. I guess it really does look ok!]
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GunnerYunie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! This helps a lot :)
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93FangShadow Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
E: Your welcome :D
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firecloak Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Was the top of the staff floppy or did it get bent at all? I can't work with wood, and was trying to work with foam board and craft foam too
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93FangShadow Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It has never bent in the time that we have had it so it should not. Just be careful of running into things because it of course damages far easier then wood.
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StrawberryL Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Awesome
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93FangShadow Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Indeed
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loud-owl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Looks awesome! So, you haven't had any trouble with the spray paint on the PVC then? What kind of spray did you use?
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93FangShadow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have had good luck using Krylon for plasic. I make sure the plastic is really clean and dry before I spray. I hope this helps.
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