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.