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Night Elf and Blood Elf Staffs, Swords and Weapons

Updated on August 17, 2014

Looking for Just the Right Weapon for your Elf or Wizard Costume?

Elves are one of the most popular costumes of Halloween and Cosplay. Something about them seems to draw fans like no other race. Night elves, blood elves, high elves, dark elves, elemental elves, arcane elves, all of them have their own look, their own style and especially their own attitude!

Elves look equally at home wearing robes and toting staffs or wearing armor and carrying swords. An elf costume can be just about any class you want to play from an ethereal priest to a dark and sinister death knight. You can have long ears, short ears, ears that point straight up or to the rear. To help hide those hard to anchor ears you can wear a beautiful long wig in any color of the rainbow.

Elves are usually beautiful or handsome and vain, so make sure you have a great costume worthy of the race. Below are some weapons that I feel making a great addition to any elf costume.

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Staffs and Staves - Primary Weapon of Most Casters

One of the primary pieces of an caster elf costume is the weapon. Most would be elves prefer a staff or a stave. The addition of either can provide a dramatic dimension to any caster costume, whether the head is beautiful or frightening.

Caster Weapons

Kill From a Safe Distance

My favorite characters have always been casters. Classes like priest, mage, shaman, and warlock. Blasting those monsters from across the way with sizzling lightning bolts or balls of flame. Most of these types of characters use a staff or stave as their weapon of choice; the tall variety with some type of symbol at the top like a cross, skull or dragonhead. Some casters prefer to use wands or scepters, as they are more compact and easy to hide. The power from a wand or scepter can be as great as from a staff, if the wielder is skilled.

Wands - Different Styles

Easy to hide up your sleeve or in your pocket, wands are a favorite of elf casters. They are light and easy to carry and make a great addition to a caster costume.

Sword and Shield Sets - Protect and Defend

These shields carry their swords as a part of them. Carried on the back, they are a great costume accent that does not tie up your hands or get in the way. Great for melee class elves.

Lich King Sword - with Stand

A great replica of the awesome sword of the Lich King. Detailed carving and icy blue stand make this a great piece to display long after Halloween and cosplay are over.

Sword and Sheath - Paladins, Knights, Warriors

One handed swords, the most common of all melee weapons. Each has its own scabbard and can be affixed to a belt for carrying.

Melee Weapons

Sword, Axe, Mace, Daggers

Lots of Elves are a warrior class, or melee fighters like knights, or paladins. These costumes are a bit more tricky to put together but when they are done, they are really awesome to behold! The finishing touch, of course is their weapon. Many will go for the one handed sword or axe and shield. Those that do, might want to consider getting a shield that holds their sword, like the ones shown below. It's a lot easier and does not tie up your hands. Some knights prefer to wield a two handed weapon such as a sword or axe. These huge weapons are vicious looking and will add drama to your costume.

The costume for Rogue or Thief usually sports two matching weapons, worn on the belt and dual wielded. These are usually daggers, or sometimes throwing axes. Cool looking weapons in your belt holsters will greatly enhance your look in this type of costume.

Axes - Single and Double

One handed and two handed axes, both make a statement of your power. Add one of theses to your costume and you will be remembered.

Wicked Duel Wielded Hand Axes - Rogues, Ninjas, Thieves

These axes are perfect for hanging off the belt of a rogue or thief. Make a dramatic statement by adding these to your costume. Look dashing!

Rogue or Ninja Style Weapons - Thrown or Melee

These also look awesome hanging off your belt, and will add luster and finish to your rogue or ninja costume.

Ranged Weapons

For Hunters, Rangers and Scouts

The weapon of choice for elves of the hunter, ranger or scout class is the bow. Silent and deadly, a bow can be a fancy or as plain as you want it and still look great with your costume. Crossbows are an alternative, but they are bulky and difficult to carry around. Guns are also an option for this class, but I have found that finding a realistic looking artificial gun is very hard to do, and they are usually very expensive. You can also get in trouble on the street for carrying it around and also in some conventions.

I feel a bow is your best bet for a weapon for these characters.

Bow - Great for Hunters and Rangers

A fine looking bow that will go with any hunter, or ranger costume. Carry it over your shoulder or make a sling to hang it off your back.

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    davenjilli lm 4 years ago

    my boys love swords and for the longest time made them from wrapping paper tubes with duck tape - silver of course LOL