This is actually the second Illithid / Mindflayer custom I have done. While I liked the first one, as soon as I saw this head from Zombie13, I knew I had to upgrade!
You can read this character's story on my Instagram page.
This custom started with the awesome head from customizer, Zombie13. I had him paint it to match the bones on a Mythic Legions Keltuss figure, since that is what I planned to use for the body. The robe is actually two pieces. The top is from a WWE Create a Superstar Dean Ambrose. I cut it at the waist, which worked great since the belt piece makes for a natural seam, allowing me to add the lower skirt part, which is from a Lord of the Rings Ringwraith. The staff is from Keltuss with some paint added.