DIY Making a custom staff/walking stick for cosplay: I personally used this tutorial to create my own Maleficent staff for 2013 Halloween! The clay is easily manipulated to create your own design. The basis of the staff would be the same for all other staffs. make sure you have a solid "skeleton" of the staff before you start adding the clay. Use your imagination because all things are possible with this tutorial! I am a first timer doing stuff like this and now I am hooked!