lol, ummm I dunno how tall I made it, but I'd have to guess between 8 and 9 feet? lol By looking at reference pics of Jack with his staff, it's pretty much as tall as him but the curved part is a lil taller reaching past his head.
I feel so dumb, I did not think about just going into my yard and using tree limbs, though how sturdy is it> I would be scared it would fall apart on me, and what did you paint it with for that white color?
lol awwwww don't feel dumb. I have moments like that too. I would have to say that the straight part of the staff should be alright, but where I attached and "curved" it, I'd say fragile lol >.< If not a tree limb - at least for the straight part of the staff, maybe try a wooden dowel?
I used acrylic paint: Titanium White and light (aqua) blue. Mixed it a bit and brushed it on.
Feel free to ask me questions and good luck on your cosplay.
Yup. For me it was easy to find some cause we recently were hit by Hurricane Sandy and many tree limbs were scattered. The tricky part was finding the limbs that had a decent curve. Good luck to you and your cosplay