Whoo! Finally got this done! Was a fairly simple costume, but it still took me a while because I've been working on several things at once.
My husband is a huge Berserk fan, so I had seen the series and OVAs with him, and he recently got me to read the Manga. He predicted that I would like Serpico, and he was right. XD
New costume means info about construction!:
The hardest part about this costume was figuring out the colors. Serpico is only in the Manga (with an exception of a very brief cameo in the OVA, but he's wearing a different outfit), and one of the only official colored reference I had to work with was this: static.comicvine.com/uploads/o…
There are some statues made by Art of War, but they were colored differently, so I kinda made judgments based on what I thought looked good while still being accurate to the artwork. If they make an anime for the rest of Berserk and the colors change, then I apologize but it was not my fault haha.
The Sylph cloak is essentially a large blanket. With a hood. There was only 2 yards left of this awesome material I got from a fabric warehouse, and it was the only thing I could find that had the texture and color I wanted, so I had to make due and use it very sparingly. o.o There are tassels on the corners that I made out of blue ribbon.
The Sylph sword has a piece of PVC pipe for the handle, and the feathers are made out of white and metallic gold poster board. I used a rod of plastic from a coat hanger between the longest 2 feathers to act as a support. I carefully drew lines of hot glue along the middle of each feather to make them look more like...feathers? XD The bottom was sculpted with Super Sculpey, and I used white blanket binding for the wrap around the handle. XD The sword is supposed to have been made from a branch of a tree and an Eagle, but the feathers on the sword look nothing like Eagle feathers, so I was just said "whateva" and did my own thing. There is also no official color reference, so I went with a gold paint instead of brown to match the statue's coloring and because it looked nice. The tassel was made to match the ones on my cloak.
The wig is a Hansel in Pale Blonde 115 from Arda-Wigs. I didn't have to do any styling besides combing and arranging the hair a bit. XD
Serpico always squints his eyes unless it's a serious business situation like an intense battle. Squinting my eyes a lot or leaving them closed looks really weird in photos so I'm just slightly squinting here.
The underclothes and boots cannot be seen, though I made them to match the one chapter in the manga where they are shown (I can't remember the chapter number off the top of my head but it exists)! XD I made a poofy off-white shirt and a white vest-tunic thing using Simplicity 4059 with some alterations.
I used the pants pattern from this too, but I had to alter them a LOT because they are supposed to be a lot slimmer; so if you were making this costume I would just use a different pattern for those. I just got opaque white tights for the lower legs, and I made the boot covers out of vinyl.
That's all I have for now! I also recently made an Aerith from FFVII: Crisis Core and Eren from Attack on Titan, though I haven't gotten photos to share yet of either of those. Hopefully that will change!
Taken at Ikkicon 2013
Berserk is (c) Kentaro Miura