Start of with... surprise surprise.. a card board roll, the core of a paper table cloth roll.
Then I bought several fake skulls at a novelty shop, one for the staff and two for the pauldrons. Attached with hot glue.
And then the head was blended in with paper mache (glue and newspaper).
Then I made a plaster cast of a small skull and made replicas for the top of the staff out of paper clay.
First painted white and then weathered with light brown.
On the end of the staff I added a plastic ball and made a claw out of paper clay.
Paint and feathers
Other details were added using only hot glue gun.
Since this is a magical staff I wanted to use Norse Runes as the source of magic (and I chose Elder Futhark version, since they origin from Scandinavia)
It says Chrix Design
Spine inspired details along the back.
Then I added a colored satin ribbon and feathers. And spattered it all with "blood" - watered out acrylic paint.
Ready for quest