I will title this outfit Midgard Loki, since it is not the fully armored "True King" version. (not yet at least)
I was inspired originally to do the character of Loki, after the way I felt he stole the movie in Thor. I was also looking for something new as well as a challenge. Once that outfit was finished, preliminary shots started to surface with this outfit, and I immediately knew I had to tackle this one as well.
I would say that this took a little over a month to create. Before I actually began work on the soft parts of this, I used a couple weeks to slowly sculpt and mold up the few armored pieces, and used my time to slowly hunt for the proper shade of green fabric.
Probably tack on about 2 more weeks for the scepter alone.
Cost-wise is very difficult to answer. $200 in leather? A gallon of silicone and some epoxy resin? Perhaps another $100 in wools. Scepter, well let's just tack on another TWO gallons of silicone for that.
I am most proud of finally creating wearable armor from sculpts. Thomas Spanos helped me make a body cast years ago for a project that's yet to get up off the ground. I finally was able to make use of it, and will continue to as I move forward with the rest of his armor.
I would say the only real tips I have for this one is sculpting. If I didn't have the ability to sculpt well, this would never have as accurate as it came to be. Yes it can be done other ways, but that would sacrifice details.