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For Halloween my wife wanted to go as a "dark tinker bell" I used some inspiration from the fairy wings Mikealaholmes posted. I wanted to make this look like a corrupted, dark take on a classic character. I opted to light this with a glow stick, to give it the dull glow I felt this needed. Please vote! and thank you for looking!

Step 1: Conception

As stated before, I wanted this to look like a corrupted fairy wand, after a few sketches I felt I had the right design. I looked high and low for something to make a mold out of, I found this cardboard Christmas star at hobby lobby for a buck! I grabbed some glitter, pour epoxy, 3/8 inch aluminum tubing and epoxy putty and got to work.

Step 2: Prepping and Pouring

I started by cutting a hole in the center of the cardboard star, then removed the paper strut from the center. I melted down some Vaseline and coated the inside of the cardboard star, so the casting material would not adhere. I mixed some ultra-super fine dull green glitter into the 2 part pour epoxy I had laying around. I poured into the center hole very slowly. after about 2 days of curing I remover the paper and sanded any paper left stuck to the star. Luckily I did not want a perfect star! some air was trapped and as you can see the cast was not perfect, but I was going to damage and age it any ways. I then filed a flat spot where I wanted to drill for the stem and drilled a small pilot hole. I then slowly drilled a 3/8inch hole in the star, when I was happy with the distressing of the star, I coated in shellac to give it that shiny clear, see through coating.

Step 3: The Stem

I used 3/8 inch aluminum tubing for the shaft. I started this by rough sanding, so the paint and epoxy putty would adhere properly. I mixed the putty, making simple thorns, bumps and vines along the stem. after curing, I filed and sanded the sculpted material until I was satisfied with the look. I then covered the piece in plastadip, to give a uniform texture and rubbery grip. I drilled a few hole near the top of the star, through the aluminum, to allow more light to pass through the star. I used a cheap thin glow stick to illuminate the wand. this gives the perfect dull glow I was going for. I then wrapped the stem in a green metal wire to give it some texture and detail

Step 4: Final Thoughts

I'm very happy with how it turned out! it glows perfectly! I will update this once the final costume is complete. if you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate! and please don't forget to VOTE! thanks for looking.

Love it!! I am guessing you can change out the glo sticks as needed, but will the star stay on securely? (because I'd be waving that thing all around!) lol
<p>thank you! yes with the holes I drilled in the side, it left little burrs around them, it acts as a catch point and helps the star stay in place very well.</p>
<p>nice</p>
<p>thanks!</p>

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