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Fai Staff - WIP

By Malindachan
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WooOOoo~ Close-up shots! *now you get to know how crappy it looks!*

Well, I admit that I like how it turned out for the most part, and It did serve it's purpose for the photoshoot....but it still needs some work.

I don't know how soon I'll get to "finishing" the staff, so I went ahead and started on this. I'll probably add more to it later....

Thank you :iconex-shadow: for helping me speed this process along! I wouldn't have gotten it done in time for the snow photoshoot without you! ^.^

Fai and the staff design are property of CLAMP
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xXunovianXx's avatar
Don't know if you're still on dA anymore, but wow- it looks really nice!
I actually had a similar problem with my staff - the head was also foam and of a similar V-shape and size, and it too flopped and bent while I was at a convention. I'm thinking of sandwhiching plywood to make it more stable, but that entails pulling it apart. A lesson on why test runs before conventions are so important!
Curious - what did you use to finish and coat your staff?
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Holy crap this is amazing.
XdrawXtoXliveX's avatar
This is just beautiful. Honest to God this was amazing. You are amazing. Just wow!!!
archangel-michael-01's avatar
Amazing, which character and from which anime/game is it?
Firescribe's avatar
Fai  from The Tsubusa World Reservoir Chronicles.
Such a great character. ^^
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle gif clamp 
Ikanu96's avatar
You are amazing!!
Peacherine's avatar
THIS IS SO COOL! ^_^ Thank you for sharing!
sjch94's avatar
So helpful! I'm making one of my own, so this tutorial really helped, thanks!
mukuro5's avatar
This has to be the best gift ever given. I have been trying to figure out how to make Fai's staff for about a year. His costume is almost finished and I wanted the staff. You did such a wonderful job on it. Now I know more or less how to do it. ^_^ Thanks and a great job!
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amazing great job!
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That is amazing! You did a wonderful job with that and it looks great and very realistic!
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I'm actually going to use your method for making the staff and I believe I know exactly how to fix the flimsy top part. I'm actually a metals minor in college and when I look at the staff, the thinner part that goes through each spike of the staff, I saw as being highly polished Brass wire, about 7 or 8 guage. this would make it sturdier and can lead into the pvc pipe for the connection
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Amazing! I've been working on some ideas of how to put together Fai's staff, but I absolutely adore yours!! It's really pretty! Also I love the Mokona in the background of the picture with the crystal! Adorable! =3
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Where would one find a PVC pipe..??
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any hardware store
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omg it doesnt like cheap plastic crap u would buy at a store XD
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Did you take any crafts classes?
Did you have help?
Are you doing commisions for things like this?

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I've taken lots of art classes, but none taught anything about making props like these. I'm not doing commissions atm
meguzara's avatar
Kay, thanks i'm, trying to make my own props for cosplay, but it's really annoying, oh well thanks
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This is awesome! 83 It looks wonderful. =) I'm gonna try and use this to make a Riddler staff. n.n
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