I love itt!!! The front view is multiply orgasmic. Great refinement on that chocobo too; the feathers look great. Edit: Maybe the boots could have dual tones like the ones I did on the back-view... It's subtle cause the cape obfuscates it a bit. Anyhow I may want to try to translate my boot idea over from that back-view into your front.
Here's what I've got. I can do the back walking frames if you all approve of this design. Left-most: Original, middle: Smash helm/palette, right-most: Fully custom (new cloak, boots and gloves[minor helm edit, one color change]).