My friend ~Seattle-Cosplay
is a brilliant cosplayer and fashion designer. Last year she decided she wanted to cosplay as the concept art version of the wizard from Diablo III. It's a very detailed costume with many intricate parts, so I teamed up with her to help her make all of the props and accessories.
The object pictured here is the head of her wizard's staff. I sculpted it in sculpey, made a mold and made a hollow cast in polyurethane. It has acrylic eyeballs and a really bright LED array inside, which has three brightness modes that you can toggle with a hidden switch in the handle. The whole staff is 5 feet long and weighs 1.8 lbs. To see the whole staff, please watch this video
that D. Davalos
helped me make. Click here to see progress pictures/walkthrough of this and the other props I made for this costume.
This costume won Best of Show at the Sakuracon 2013 costume contest.