I was not responsible for the entire costume's construction. I made the vest, "skin", gloves, tail, and only guided the armor construction. For everything else please refer to my bf's page http://www.cosplay.com/member/124285/
The vest I sorta winged without a pattern since patterns for men are very rare. I used a vest that he already owned in order to get the size and shape. It took two tries to get right. I used a heavy black fabric for the lining since this nice textured fabric we used for the vest was kinda thin. Afterward I trimmed it in red vinyl and my bf made the patches from stick on craft foam. We chose muted colors so he wouldn't look so cartoony and cheezy in person. Because it was July in Baltimore and the fur was gonna be hot enough, we wanted him to wear as few layers as possible. So I took his black tank and sewed on gray spandex sleeves to represent the exposed skin. The vest could mask any seam line. From just above the elbow I started a length of black spandex to be one set of gloves. To both cover the seam line and give the appearance that the skin and glove were separate entities, I created the top of the gloves, a band of black and white vinyl, and sewed it in one spot on the sleeves. Velcro secured the rest around the arm. A gray spandex glove with nails glued on was the exposed hand "skin". The second pair of gloves were made of two parts. First part was store bought black rubber gloves with the fingers cut off. The second was the oversized cuffs I made from black vinyl and red vinyl trim. This was all done for the second pair because not only did I not have enough black vinyl to make the full gloves, but I did attempt once and I failed horribly at making them.....hence the purchase of rubber gloves. The tail was just sorta whipped up, sewing gray and white fur together, stuffing it with filling, and connecting it to his belt with a wrap of velcro. It originally had a length of coat hanger inside to give it shape, but it came through the fabric, and I pulled it out in fear of it hurting someone. Since I had experience making leather armor, but didn't have time to make it, I oversaw their creation. Telling my bf what he needed to do as we worked. For detailed info on leather work, you can reference the Evil Lyn and Skeletor entries.
Otakon 2009: Judges Award "Ancient Chinese Bling"
Best Costume Craftsmanship in the