Besides my Gandalf the Grey staff, I also made a "matching" staff for Saruman the White/Many Colors. 

Just like Gandalf's staff, it begins with an approximately 1" wide wooden dowel from Home Depot ($3.50), cut to be about head height. 

I also used E6000, super tacky craft glue, a sheet of black craft foam from Michael's (about $1), a wooden 2" doll head from Michael's ($1.50), black, white, and silver paint, and glossy varnish. 

Step 1: Glue the doll head to the top of the staff.

Use E6000 to glue the doll head (which has a flat base) to the wooden dowel. Make sure you use the glue in a well-ventilated area, and let it dry/cure for at least 48 hours before proceeding. 
<p>this is an easy and accurate way to make it, i might use it for a D&amp;D role play costume :)</p>
This is awesome thanks I built my own and it's a great addition to my saruman costume. 10/10!
I think I will try this but with a foam ball and LEDs inside
cool idea!
I'm definitely going to try this, though i may try MDF, rather than craft foam, to make it&nbsp;slightly&nbsp;more rigid, but i will&nbsp;definitely&nbsp;make one
it would look great with lights in the ball that move around
AWESOME, cheap and simple! Also if you really want you can add LEDs ithe ball thingy and have a cool effect in the dark.
Impressive and cheap, cool
Wow. that is epic. I will do that.
wow! genius, and this is really cheap, thanks!
That's very realistic looking you did a great job !
This looks fantastic! Nicely done! Is it very heavy?
That looks really good. Did you have the costume to go with it?

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