1.) This is progress on my Jack Frost staff.
2.) The cosplay tip:
It may seem like a very "Captain Obvious" tip, but it's really easy to get carried away when building props without stopping to consider how to make it manageable by making it break down. It won't work for everything, but when it can be done, it should be done. It saves headaches.
That was my problem with my Yeager gun scythe and it was a pain to transport or go into non-con areas with. At one convention, my friends and I parked in a government parking lot and had to exit through the building where they had a security checkpoint. This was an awkward experience, but the security guard was quite fascinated by costumes/conventions etc. so it wasn't much of an issue with HIM. But what about other guys???
I wised up and decided to make all my big props more manageable when possible. So I made my Jack Frost staff in 2 pieces.
SO, WANNA KNOW HOW I MADE IT?
I actually stopped procrastinating and put the tutorial together. Enjoy! fav.me/d6cbckz