This is so awesome in so many ways, starting with the sword, the best buster sword I've seen period, the wear and tear, the size.. the handle is a wee bit too skinny but who cares it looks so epic!
Oh my god and I see the little lion thing you were on about, AWESOME, great angle too as the wig looks so much better in this shot and the lighting is movie-ish like in the over photo, which just sets it off perfectly.
Like I said in one of my other critiques, the outfit isn't 100% (pants and shoes) but it's good enough as you can't really tell unless you're looking for things to pick on.. which is the whole idea of critiquing lol.
5 stars for technique because that sword is unbeatable.
This dude makes an awesome Cloud, you both should be proud of one another. (pretty much goes without saying lol)