A Skeksis from the 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal.
It was a full body costume, complete with hand-puppet head and blinking eyes.
Est. cost: $120
Est. weight: 9.5 lbs
Est. time: 7 weeks & 350 hours
Step 1: Things you will need
matress foam (I used memory foam),
glue gun w/ glue sticks,
rubber ball w/eye design,
plastic teeth (i used a caveman necklace),
foam swimming pool noodle,
Jedi costume robe,
Step 2: Puppet head
Step 3: Making the harness
Step 4: Carving the foam
There is an instructable already made that does a much better job of how to make this part:
Credit where Credit is due, baby!
Step 5: Inside of mouth
Then I added teeth from a caveman necklace. To do this, I dug out little holes down to the plastic canvas, addad a dab of hot glue, then coated teeth with one layer of liquid latex, to close the seam from the teeth holes. After painting, latex is removed from teeth. latex is also applied to the seam where the inside mouth piece meets the rest of the puppet head.
Step 6: Arms
I cut a swimming pool noodle in half, and used the for the arms. one arm will actually be MY arm, while the other will be a fake, held up with the noodle. i put two noodles so i can switch back & forth.