As stated in my earlier Blog post, I'll be building up the fur-lined head gear in sections rather than trying to get the shape correct on the first attempt. I've used Milliput and Milliput mixed with Green Stuff for building up the bases and adding body to the head gear. I will be refining the shape once fully set and I expect to be both cutting away and building up the shape later.
I am trying to copy the head gear seen in this image and I produced this simple sketch to help.
Expect more images and information soon as the whole project has become a bit of an obsession.