This summer I got an awesome email from Blizzard Entertainment:
Congratulation! Your costume was choosen as winner of the costume contest “Win a Trip to Blizzcon”! The first prize is a flight to the USA to Blizzcon.
Yeah.. I was a bit stunned… Just a bit, he he. I remember that I went crazy the hole day! I screamed, and jumpend and it was just amazing. I never, NEVER expect the first prize and could not believe that I would really fly to Blizzcon. Only for 4 days, but these had to be awesome!
But now I had a problem: Journey’s End and all of my other staffs were too big for my case suit. So I decided to build a new one.
I searched a bit in the World of Warcraft modelviewer and chosed Itensity.
I searched for a good looking staff which was as flat as possible and matched to my Druid Tier 6. It was also not a staff, which I really really wanted or I loved it’s design, but I only needed a staff which would fit in my suit case.
Cause of this it composed of 4 parts, which I could screw together. I planed the building of the model only a few days. Then my boyfriend would paint it.
In the first picture you only see my materials: Some greyboard, wooden staff parts, foam, expanding foam, modeling clay, crepe tape and newspaper. The second one shows the technique I used for the core itself. I just cut the right form out of grey board and built a sandwich of 2 grey board parts and some foam for filling it. After this I put one wooden staff inside and clayed everthing with hot glue together. Now I closed the border with crepe tape and covered the hole head with newspaper and paper maché. For those round things I used modeling clay.
For the button I used the same technique. I just put a plexiglass pipe inside for the pending ball in the middle.
For forming the middle parts I used expanding foam and carved them to the right form.Yeah, it was really simple to build this staff and I was very satisfied with the base model.
My boyfriend got the finished parts and made the paint for me. And I think, he did a great job!
And after 3 weeks of work for me and my boyfriend staff Nr. 4 was done!
So Blizzcon, I’m coming!
To discribe, how awesome this weekend in Anaheim was is beyond my english skills! But know that it was just amazing and some of the best days in my life. AND: I will come back! You will also find me at next Blizzcon, he he!
You did a very good job, I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with next year.