I AM Iron Man!
The keyword for this little guy was "Layers". I had to use some tricks in order to not make him too bulky but still have that fitted-plates look of the suit.
They aren't visible here, but he also has gold felt "bolts" on his sides.
And you may have noticed the odd fit of his mask... :D
When I first received this order from the lovely S., in Switzerland, I thought of making his head solely as the Iron Man helmet, but then I got to let some ideas flow and decided instead on this flap mask that gets to be tucked closed with the red face and chin plates. So Mr. Stark's smirk gets to make an appearance as well. :)
I don't think you would guess what I most enjoyed making for this doll.
His arms. =)
I took some pointers from stump embroidery to get his effect. More time consuming than simply stuffing it, but it does cater to different shapes and feel.