Released in 2016, Moana may not have been as big a hit for Disney as say Frozen was, but it was still a hit that spawned several great characters including Moana herself and the demi-god Maui. If you’re a parent, then you’ve certainly heard of Moana, if you’re a Disney fan well then you’ve definitely heard of Moana.
As the sidekick to the title character Moana we see the big, burly and powerful Maui, who is voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on a journey to take back his magical hook that he uses to pull islands up from the ocean floor, transform into animals and perform other feats of magic. The hook used by Maui is a fantastically wonderful part of the movie and the looks of it is impressive as it stands well over six foot tall and is covered in intricate carvings and symbols.
It’s a beautiful looking prop in the movies and when done right wold make any Maui cosplay perfect or it would make for a great looking prop hanging from a wall in your living room the problem is how to pull off making something this large and intricate on a budget? Luckily, in a recent build for DIY Prop Shop takes on this challenge as host Hendo looks to recreate Maui’s Hook using pink insulation foam, warbla, paint and a few different techniques to make this build really stand out. The results speak for themselves and I am thoroughly impressed with how this turned out.
What do you think of the materials and techniques used in this build? What other Disney props have you seen built that you think are fantastic? Share your thoughts in the comments below