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Fai Staff - WIP by Malindachan Fai Staff - WIP by Malindachan
WooOOoo~ Close-up shots! *now you get to know how crappy it looks!*

Well, I admit that I like how it turned out for the most part, and It did serve it's purpose for the photoshoot....but it still needs some work.

I don't know how soon I'll get to "finishing" the staff, so I went ahead and started on this. I'll probably add more to it later....

Thank you :iconex-shadow: for helping me speed this process along! I wouldn't have gotten it done in time for the snow photoshoot without you! ^.^

Fai and the staff design are property of CLAMP
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:iconxxunovianxx:
xXunovianXx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't know if you're still on dA anymore, but wow- it looks really nice!
I actually had a similar problem with my staff - the head was also foam and of a similar V-shape and size, and it too flopped and bent while I was at a convention. I'm thinking of sandwhiching plywood to make it more stable, but that entails pulling it apart. A lesson on why test runs before conventions are so important!
Curious - what did you use to finish and coat your staff?
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:iconpisokely:
Pisokely Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing !!!!
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:iconwatashiveracasan:
watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Holy crap this is amazing.
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:iconxdrawxtoxlivex:
XdrawXtoXliveX Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This is just beautiful. Honest to God this was amazing. You are amazing. Just wow!!!
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:iconarchangel-michael-01:
archangel-michael-01 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing, which character and from which anime/game is it?
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:iconfirescribe:
Firescribe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fai  from The Tsubusa World Reservoir Chronicles.
Such a great character. ^^
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle gif clamp 
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:iconikanu96:
Ikanu96 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student
You are amazing!!
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:iconpeacherine:
Peacherine Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THIS IS SO COOL! ^_^ Thank you for sharing!
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:iconsjch94:
sjch94 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
So helpful! I'm making one of my own, so this tutorial really helped, thanks!
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:iconmukuro5:
mukuro5 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This has to be the best gift ever given. I have been trying to figure out how to make Fai's staff for about a year. His costume is almost finished and I wanted the staff. You did such a wonderful job on it. Now I know more or less how to do it. ^_^ Thanks and a great job!
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:iconover-kill77:
Over-kill77 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
kwl staff
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:iconhetaliagirl98:
HetaliaGirl98 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing great job!
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:iconnaganna:
Naganna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
That is amazing! You did a wonderful job with that and it looks great and very realistic!
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:iconairspirit313:
Airspirit313 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I'm actually going to use your method for making the staff and I believe I know exactly how to fix the flimsy top part. I'm actually a metals minor in college and when I look at the staff, the thinner part that goes through each spike of the staff, I saw as being highly polished Brass wire, about 7 or 8 guage. this would make it sturdier and can lead into the pvc pipe for the connection
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of luck!
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:icondestructivedoll:
DestructiveDoll Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing! I've been working on some ideas of how to put together Fai's staff, but I absolutely adore yours!! It's really pretty! Also I love the Mokona in the background of the picture with the crystal! Adorable! =3
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:iconnightowl-94:
NightOwl-94 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Where would one find a PVC pipe..??
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
any hardware store
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:iconkhfanatic1195:
KHfanatic1195 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg it doesnt like cheap plastic crap u would buy at a store XD
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:iconangeloflight22:
AngelofLight22 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student General Artist
awsome
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:iconmeguzara:
meguzara Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student
QUESTIONZ!!

Did you take any crafts classes?
Did you have help?
Are you doing commisions for things like this?


GREEAT JOB!!!
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've taken lots of art classes, but none taught anything about making props like these. I'm not doing commissions atm
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:iconmeguzara:
meguzara Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student
Kay, thanks i'm, trying to make my own props for cosplay, but it's really annoying, oh well thanks
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:iconnanairosuishou:
NanairoSuishou Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
This is awesome! 83 It looks wonderful. =) I'm gonna try and use this to make a Riddler staff. n.n
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:iconking-reaver:
King-Reaver Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
it doesn't look crappy at all it looks awsome =3
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:iconneehjoey:
neehjoey Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Brilliant staff *w* How wide is the top? And how tall are you and how long is the staff from root to tip? 0w0 I really wanna know cause I'll be using your tutorial x3 I wanna cosplay Fai too
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have the staff with me to check. it's actually been disassembled because it needs to be remade.
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:icondreessa:
Dreessa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
This is great, thnx a lot!! I could definitely use this in the future.
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:iconallycataria:
AllyCatAria Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
This is very cool. It'll come in handy when I help a friend make his staff.
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:iconmimi-chan17:
Mimi-chan17 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
thats really freaking awesome
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:iconmikadzuki-ookami:
Mikadzuki-Ookami Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
fab. cheers for putting this up, will be much etter then the one i have (ecause its made outta wood >.<)
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:iconcatzual:
catzual Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
NICE!! i might be making one....just because :D get some wire hangers and run them inside the top part of staff to strengthen it
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:iconunderestimatedbeauty:
underestimatedbeauty Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Photographer
omg that's sooooooo good! i love it!
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:icon610sakura:
610sakura Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job on the staff. Your cosplay is awesome too. I love the snow shot. ^^ I can totally use this for my cosplay.

One question though. Where did you get the costume? One of the only ones I saw online was like 400 something dollar for all parts of the costume? I'm thinking about getting it made somewhere. Any advice?
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I made my own costume ^.^
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:icon610sakura:
610sakura Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
-le gasp- Really?! O_O You're awesome. It looks sooo hard to make. T-T I wish I had your mad skills.
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Theelfinartist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
This is amazing! And also very helpful. (:
I have one question though, did you do the design to both sides or only one? I'm trying to decide how much materials to buy for my own Fai staff.
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I did the design on both sides. was a pain in the butt >__<
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:icontheelfinartist:
Theelfinartist Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Goodness, I can imagine. I began making mine last week and it's taking forever. haha. I'm using a slightly different technique to make mine. Though I can't seem to find the fashion jewels. So I'm trying to use something else.
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:icondarkeyez27:
Darkeyez27 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall attempt to make one too. Wish me luck cuz it's gonna be hell to do.
BTW Nice job! It looks kick ass!!!
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:iconxxxkat-chanxxx:
xxxKat-Chanxxx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Dude, that's amazing!
I want one... XD I'm too lazy to do all that.
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:iconblaze090:
Blaze090 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
*super spazz* WANT! THATS AMAZING!!! YOU HAVE SKILLS!
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:iconthelifeofabinder:
thelifeofabinder Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god... This is SO EPIC!! I love love LOVE the how you did the big jewel. Great job with this!
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:iconravne13:
Ravne13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Totally cool! I'm cosplaying Fai at sakura-con '10 and I'll probably use your design for the staff. Easy! But what did you do for the costume!?! That looks AWESOME!!!
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I made my own costume :3
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:iconravne13:
Ravne13 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Totally cool! How did you make it? Do you still have the instructions? They're a bitch to find... >_>
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
mostly from just modifying patterns and stuff >___<

It'd take a long time to write out the whole process lol
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:iconravne13:
Ravne13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Where did you get the pattern for the jacket?
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't suggest using the same pattern I used for chinese-styled coat. I literally modified it to the point where it was completely different from the original pattern.

you can look at pattern books at your local fabric store and find something you can work off of. You can probably use some sort of chinese dress as a base for the first layer, and a cloak of some sort for the other two coats.
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:iconravne13:
Ravne13 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
cool cool. Thanks!
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