26th February 2012: Nearly there! So update time! The bulk of what needs to be worn is complete. The last few things required will be to pop the 2 belts through the machine and attach snap fasteners and velcro. Then it's onto ornament making.
Not entirely sure how I want to do this. There are four in total- one on his foot, one on his belt, one around his neck and the last on his ponytail. Initially I was stumped but then the ever wonderful craft foam came to my rescue given how flexible it is. My only problem? every reference image I can find doesn't give an accurate or FULL presentation of his ornaments. I've located one that I think will work, so with the universe on my side (please!) i'll scale it up on the printer, use it as a template then transfer it to craft foam. I'm thinking for now that the neck and foot pieces can just be reinforced using the ever popular glue, spray, glue method.
For now I just need to find some thicker foam then the stuff you get in say the works etc, if in doubt I think a camping matt should suffice!
Images to follow of a fully dressed piece and ornaments!