This is wonderful! Your making-of and the final cosplay are fantastic, but it is your puppeteering that blows me away. You really are a natural: not many people are able to give such personality to a puppet. I know veteran puppeteers who barely manage to get that much life into their performances.
If you sent this video as an audition, you would stand a -very- good chance of getting work in a show. Hey, isn't New Zealand/WETA just a short flight away? (<--seriously!)
Thanks for sharing all this!