Above: The lynx at Drachenfest 2011
And one more we see how complex a “realistic” portrayal is- while building the creature the look isn´t the only thing one has to keep in mind - contrary to show- or movie- outfits. Aspects to be considered are field of vision, a certain wearing comfort, safety aspects as for example adequate padding of the mask (sources of danger are falls, forcible dislocation or impacts from foam weapons) or the option to wash the suit.
A lot of work but undeniably it was worth it. Thanks for the pictures and the documentation!