The character is originally from World of Warcraft. He is actually a dragon but I wanted to turn that design into an armor set that looked organic so I based it off of his design with a lot of my original design mixed in.
The costume took about 7 months to finish and weighs about40 pounds. It is made out of Worlba, 4 kinds of foam, lots of glue and determination. I won 1st place in amateurs at Indy Popcon and Staff's Choice at Gencon. It also had about 50+ LEDS and an RGB strip running off an arduino, all which I wired myself. (with help from great friends on how to do it) It was a difficult but very fun, learning process and although it was difficult to wear, many people loved it.