At Otakon 2012 I finally got to use a costume I've been working on for a few years now. I'm a horrible procrastinator when I have no idea what I'm doing. Most of the costume construction required me having another person with me to hold pieces in place, help me measure and make sure it is the right size.. not to mention literally paint stripes on me while I was wearing the bodysuit.
I still messed up a lot, and a few days before the con my hair spikes failed. Aibou told me to use a ponytail instead and no one seemed to really care much, plus it hid the seam on the back of the chest armor better than the backpack could.
War-Rock is a puppet, so I can make his mouth open and close.. and since he ends right at my wrist, I can also tilt him around a lot easier to make him look like he really does have a mind of his own.