Artist Lee Hurley of Hurleyfx has been hard at work on what’s shaping up to be a truly awesome Groot costume that he’s going to debut at this year’s Dragon Con, which starts on August 29, 2014.

Even Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, was impressed and shared a photo on his Twitter feed.

Head over to Hurley’s Facebook page for lots of process photos and to follow his progress with this phenomenal cosplay project.

We hope that while he’s busy working on his Groot suit, Hurley is also practicing his “I am Groot” delivery.

[via Fashionably Geek]