Okay folks. I desperately need some guidance. I'm tackling my first set of cosplays for MonsterCon in South Carolina next month. One of them (per title) is Garruk Relentless, a fearsome planeswalker from the trading card game Magic: The Gathering. He's a hulk of a monster and I feel that I'm very similar to his body size (6'3", around 260lbs with minimal "fat") and hoping someone can offer some guidance. He has been shown with long hair before but I'm wondering if I really NEED the long hair in this version. You can't really tell the length of his hair with the helmet/mask on anyway and all the fur of his outfit. I plan on buzzing my hair soon as the heat is unfavorable to me and I sweat so much it's not worth having hair any more.
I also have NO idea how to go about crafting the mask to make it look nice and comfortable without dropping $200 on it. It looks to be made of metal in the image but I'm wondering if I can find a reasonably priced medium that I can morph into the shape I need. I intend to use a pole + crafting foam for the axe with some pleather for the wrapping on it. The horns are going to be... interesting... to craft.
Any guidance that anyone can offer at this point would be fantastic. I'm just hoping I'm not biting too much off for my first cosplay. x.x
Reference Image: http://media.wizards.com/images/magi...kjfhnsjkld.jpg