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Haven't seen a lot of Loki staffs on the net, So I thought Id share how I made mine, that way, you can do the same, or use my same techniques to make something completely different.

If you want to see how to make the main costume, you can follow this link http://www.instructables.com/id/Marvels-Avengers-Loki-Costume/
 
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Step 1: Tools and materials

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For this build you will need:

Rotary Dremel Kit

Detail Sander (you can use general sand paper, this just makes things a lot faster)

Craft/box cutting knife

Basic Sculpting tools

Oscillating multitool

Heat Gun

Hot Glue Gun


Materials.

Builders Bog

EVA foam

Liquid latex or casting silicon

Clear Casting resin

Blue Food coloring or dye

Wood......

Cardboard

Expanding Foam

Plaster Of Paris or casting plaster

Perspex Plastic

Step 2: Making your stencil.

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First thing is first, you have to decide what size you want to make your scepter, You can make your scepter to whatever size, just as long as its the right size for you.  If you make your scepter to big or two small, it will be very obvious very quickly.

For this step, I took a simple image that you can find on the net, Placed it into a drawing program, and added a box grid.  Once you have a grid, you are able to free hand draw this onto a piece of cardboard to use later.

Step 3: Making your stencil 3D

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There are many ways of making your 2D image into 3D.

The scepter template was covered on both sides with "builders expanding foam", from there, a hacksaw blade was used to cut away the excess foam around the edge of the template.

From there you simply need to sand, and shape your foam to the shape you want your finished product to be.

Step 4: Making your blades.

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The blades of my scepter were constructed from pannels of perspex, you could use wood, perspex, aluminum, steel, whatever you like, just make sure that if you are going to use it for costuming, that you make it safe, noone wants to lose an eye.

How you produce this is completely up to you, for myself it was a mixture of using a rotary dremel, a miniature hand saw, and contact adhesive to build up multiple layers.

Step 5: Boging the body

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Builders bog is a very popularly used costume/prop makers material, It takes 2 parts, the bog, and the hardner.

Usually for every golfball sized bit of bog you use, you would squeeze a 25mm line of hardner from the tube to mix with the bog.


What you are going to do here is basically cover your entire foam sculpt of your staff in bog, a really easy way of doing this is to wear latex gloves and use your hands, If you dont have gloves, then usually covering your hands in canola oil will do the trick to stop it sticking.

Make sure that you give your model atleast a 3mm thick coat all the way around 'minimal', Ideally if you can make it 4 or 5mm then you will have a stronger finished product after sanding.   The cleaner you can put this bog on, the easier detailing will become.

Note, in my picture I did the bog on foam in 2 separate halves, wouldn't recommend that way. 

Step 6: Making the staff

This bit is really just up to personal style, I made my staff pole to about 70% accuracy for this.

I simply took a reasonable bit of wood, Cut a slight fat ended ' S ' shape into it with my oscillating multitool.

From there I filleted the edges to give it some curb, And then just sanded it down to give it that rounded smooth shape.


The base of the staff has to be a bit fat to make the staff look balanced, I did this simply buy gluing layers of EVA foam (camping foam mattress) to the base in a fashionable style.  Once you are happy with your foam you simple cover it in builders bog.

Lastly you will have to cut a box shape out of the top of your staff, the reason for this? Your staff will go inside the body of the staff head, and this is where you will place your battery pack

Step 7: The orb

Ok, so this parts up to personal style, you can buy glass orbs, crystals, whatever you want for this bit. I personally used whats known as "clear cast resin".  It is a resin and a hardener kit that when combined correctly make a clear transparent material.


To make the right shape, I used Plasticine, made the desired shape, sprayed it with canola spray, then coated it in a few layers of liquid latex.    The liquid latex is to make a mold for casting the resin.

Once you have made a mold about 4mm thick, you then need to make a 2 part mother mold to make sure it doesnt stretch when you do your casting, I used plaster of paris as this does not to be a fancy casting.

Simply make a border around your latex where the plaster will be cast, layer your plaster, remove Plasticine, and with a piece of gladwrap on the other half, cast your other half of plaster (the gladwrap stops the plaster from sticking to itself).

Now simply open up your plaster mold, remove Plasticine from latex, fit latex back into plaster, and BAM, your ready to pour.


The Clear cast resin is something that is usually very particular about mixing quantities, so make sure regardless of which brand you get that you read the instructions. 

Once mixed, by simply adding blue craft dye or food colouring you can color your cast, I used about 5 drops of blue food coloring for mine.

Step 8: Staff Final details and fitting it all together

This bit is really just up to personal preference, from my previous steps you should be able to understand how I did these final steps, and you will be able to adjust/enhance anything you feel needs a bit of a tune up :D

Step 9: And now the finishing paint :D

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The paint part of this was simple, I coated the entire thing (except the orb) in metallic gold spray paint, then with some masking tape help, sprayed the bladed areas in metallic silver, then distressed it with black acrylic paint on a dry brush, befor giving it a spray of plastic clear coat for protection.

Totally cool.

sharky24136 months ago

OMG total loki fan here am so gonna make the scepter thank you you have helped a lot :)

SimoneP18 months ago

okay, this is awesome, do you take requests? :P

joshwelch99 months ago

Very impressive! You did an awesome job on this!

Crafted2981 year ago
Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ohananya1 year ago
What is the sizes of the scepter???
filmodon1 year ago
Excelente trabajo! Gracias por compartir. Saludos de chile
gah. i need this item so badly and this is so beautiful but i'm not artsy enough D:
woah this cosplay is bloody brilliant. im a huge loki fan and im very critical with loki cosplays... but you really did amazing job :)
SO AWESOME!
nerd122 years ago
which clear coat did you use? Also, love the staff. Not a loki fan, but you look Very much like him. Nice cosplay!
jacqychao2 years ago
Omg, just omg
poofrabbit2 years ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest (X2)!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
KyleofAsgard (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Oh my god twice!!!! I am so happy :D fingers Crossed :D
ecsaul232 years ago
You look just like him! Perfect character choice for you. Great job on the 'ible too
The Rambler2 years ago
Very nice. You're right, there doesn't seem to be many Loki staff builds and I've kind of been hoping to see one. Thanks for posting yours.
Great build, and amazing costume.
That is really cool
tigerbomb82 years ago
wow well done. i wish i had skills to to things like this..
P.S Scepter is spelt with a "c"
And usually (but not always) spelled "sceptre".
jawasan2 years ago
Wow that looks great! And like "Stunami" stated, you do look the part!
Awesome build but u need the cool hat with the horns!?!?!
stunami2 years ago
Cool Ible! And you look the part too!
Eldjotnar2 years ago
That is absolutely fantastic! Nicely done.
scoochmaroo2 years ago
I don't need to say it. But I will. Excellent build. As always!