"What ho, a costume contest entry!What an exuberant design! It's unabashed! And I respect that.
Because nothing says "blockade" like crenellations! (And a dashing musketeer mustache.)
It still needs a little something more. I was thinking a very small trebuchet on top of the head, but they're devilishly hard to miniaturize, and quite frankly I don't know how to draw one. You could probably use ballistae, though. Yes... a whole array of remote-controlled micro-ballistae, one between each merlon! Give you some offensive firepower to go with your superb defensive capabilities!
Not sure how you'd reload them, though. Might have to train mice, but they're always leaving crumbs about.
Well, that's why it's generally worth the cost to pay a professional to do your costume. Ask someone like me and you end up with mice in your hat, shields on your knees, and buckles all over the place. Suppose I should stick to tinkering with the old Earthquake Projector Ray, eh?"
The good: I love the idea of crenellation. (And now I know what it's called!) I'm especially intrigued by the crenellation tattoo. The square neckline shows off my lush chest hair to good effect. The boots and gloves are awesome. The knee crests are a nice touch. The Musketeer facial hair is awfully dandy-ish, but you know what? I could definitely rock that! Oh, hell yeah. And I like the overall color scheme. ...I suppose I should have mentioned this before, but I'm certainly willing to consider other color combos besides orange/purple. And bravo to you, Dr. Tectonic, for striking out on your own like that.
The bad: That hat. Wow. I see what you were going for there, but it would make me look too much like an extra in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." I can also see Cootie curling up in it and falling asleep. And then I'd have to train Cootie to operate the trebuchet, because she sure as hell would kill and eat the mice. What else? Too many belts. I think one wide belt, even if it had multiple buckles, would have worked better. And I'm not sure about the crenellation on the arm-holes. (It's Li'l Abner Chic!) Still, great attempt.
But wait, here's another entry from Dr. Tectonic!
"Okay, it started out with the silly hat, but the rest of it turned out better than I expected. So here's a different hat and an anchor beard, which is much more flattering than the musketeer (suave as musketeering is).It's Ultimate Jughead!
Note also that there should be some patterning on the shirt and suchlike that makes it look kind of like stonework, but I can't quite manage it.
I still don't know what to do about the mice."
I like the anchor beard just fine, but the hat is still a problem. (And from your message I'm guessing you feel the same way.) Adding a stone pattern might make this design too literal. Unless it was stylized and maybe faded out in the center or on the sides of my torso. Still, something to consider.
Dr. Tectonic has thrown down the (crenellated) gauntlet! What brave soul will be next to offer up a design? I'm trembling with anticipation! No, wait, it's just because the air conditioning is on and I'm not wearing a shirt. *arranges beard to cover shoulders*