I think it cost about $100 or so for the fur. We filled it with stuffing; the kind you use for stuffed animals/dolls. It took about half the day to measure, cut, pin, and sew. You can get the fur online at a variety of places (ie. distinctivefabric.com) and the stuffing can be bought from Joann. We're not sure about the exact weight but it IS very heavy. Hope this helps and good luck!