well, some have done it in 2 weeks. Some took a year to finish just the helmet. Sean Bradley is working diligently on a very nice tutorial which will come with templates and such which could cut down on your production time. Try dropping him a pm. Hope ya dont mind Sean.
ok, i have SOME exp with stuff like this because of my amazing art abilities ::cough cough:: i made a mask of ichigo's hollow thing not exact but i was board and it gave me extra credit ill post it later stupid camera battery is dead