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Jafar Staff Prop by jen-kollic Jafar Staff Prop by jen-kollic
GODDAMN THIS FREAKING STAFF. SO MUCH MILLIPUT. SO. MUCH. MILLIPUT.

I actually made this back in December for my friend Martin's Xmas panto, since they were doing Aladdin. I wasn't happy with the original version for various reasons, the Milliput wasn't smooth enough, the gold was pretty flat because I hadn't had time to ink or varnish it, so I gave it a rehaul after the show.

This started out as a pound shop mop, luckily the head unscrewed so it came off pretty easily, I sawed off most of the plastic tip but I left about an inch on the end so it could still be banged on the floor without the wood splitting. The snake head is made of approximately 5-6 packs of Milliput of various grades (because I kept running out of the green) sculpted onto a core of brass rod, tinfoil and wire mesh. The eyes are glass, I would have liked them to be larger but the ones I used were the best size I could find, everything else I found was either too big or too small. (seriously, nowhere in Glasgow seems to sell 20mm glass rounds...)

For once this was NOT painted with Citadel acrylics, mainly because good god that would be a lot of Shining Gold. I used Daler Rowney System 3 acrylics instead, and used Liquitex ink mixed with some Golden Acrylics interference gold for the wash. It was sprayed with Windsor & Newton all-purpose high-gloss varnish.

Disney's Aladdin and this design belong to Disney.
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SpaceRanger108 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I happened to be looking for a staff that Jafar used due to wanting to use it with my Lioness mage costume. I happened to run up on you and thought your work was awesome!
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I would recommend making a LARP-style version made with foam if it's for a costume you'll be wearing for a while, the Milliput version is very sturdy but also very, very heavy...
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SpaceRanger108 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Yeh I know how that can be ! !! I may see if i can make one out of foam but most likely Ill use ultra light sculpy for the head.
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YashaTigerVampiress Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SWEET STAFF, I wish I had one almost like that!!! GREAT WORK!!!!!!
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SHEROXX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing job!! this looks straight out of the movie!
i plan to cosplay as jafar (yes and im a girl :P) for my next convention and ive been looking everywhere and making some research to have ideas on how to make his staff.... would it possible to put on a tutorial please? :P or just describe more in detail what you did (especially with the other materials like the brass rod, tin foil and wire mesh)? it would be greatly appreciated thanks!
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Unfortunately, since I'm not planning on making anything else like this any time soon, I won't be able to make a tutorial at this point. I think I took some in-progress pics of this one though, so I'll see if I can dig those out, those should make things clearer.

For cosplay, you might be better off sculpting the snake head out of the same foam they use to make LARP weapons though, since the Milliput version I made is REALLY heavy. If you have a look online you should be able to find tutorials on making LARP weapons, that should give you a basic idea of the process.
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SHEROXX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
alright thanks a lot! i cant wait to see your pics of the staff in progress. and ill look up the tutorials for LARP weapons ^^
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rabid-uke Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Does it work? Can you hypnotize sultans with it??? :D

SUPER cool. :love:
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, thanks! Unfortunately you can't hypnotise sultans with it, but you could probably give one a concussion by hitting him with it.
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rabid-uke Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
:rofl: Too bad~
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