Redditor DarkTowerKnight poses as Kratos the God of War.
Kratos developed a beard for the latest instalment of God of War. The line-backer beard wasn’t planned, it just sort of happened according to Cory Barlog in an interview for Kotaku. In the same interview he suggested the beard would probably smell of pine and dead troll.
Seems likely to me.
The photographer is Large and they have an impressive collection of good looking cosplay shots on their site. Worth checking out.