I'M GAY FOR CLAY AND I'M FINE
(Theme testing and reference blog for asbronaut)
Funny you asked that because really it’s the cheapest cosplay prop I’ve ever made. Fitting don’t you think for a child hobo.
I was on a huge budget. And I live in Hong Kong so a workshop to make it from real wood was impossible.
My Jack Frost staff is made from:
1 metre ruler stick.
Coil of thick bendable wire.
Basically I taped the metre ruler stick to the top foundations of the crook part which was made from metal wire, then I wrapped newspaper tightly all round it for that worn curved wood look and taped the crap out of that.
Then I just painted the whole thing- use your hands a brush is a lie. it gets all the cracks- I did this in two stages as it needed two coatings. Then for support I wrapped another thinner wire round it all and painted that too. Then for the frost I splattered silver and blue paint up and down the length.
This did not cost me very much at all probably 100 HKD which is approx. 12USD.