The number of Star Wars characters in the franchise are seemingly endless. A relative newcomer, Rogue One star Chirrut Imwe is gaining popularity for his skills as a warrior and his unique look. If you’re a fan of the franchise but are looking for a new spin to cosplay, follow this guide for a look worthy of any convention.
We chose a Gunfighter Shirt and a Black Chef Coat to get started. Underneath, wear a pair of Baggy Chef Pants and a pair of Casual Ankle Boots. To pull the look together, dress up in a Chirrut Imwe Costume accented with a Red Table Cloth and Black Cape. Accessorize with a Wooden Walking/Hiking Stick, Belly Band Gun Holster, and Condor Shoulder Strap. Finally, cap off the look with a Toy Crossbow.
We think you will find the unique pronunciation of Chirrut Imwe’s name more complicated than his cosplay. While you have the option of going full-on franchise and purchasing the costume outright online or at a costume shop, part of cosplaying is the fun use of using your imagination. This look can easily be achieved with very little fuss or cost. You can start with a long sleeve Mandarin collared shirt in black with coordinating pants.
A length of red cloth, or as the gift guide suggested a tablecloth, can be used to wrap around your waist. The white cross-body belt he wears looks strangely like something school safety patrol might wear. This can, no doubt, be ordered or recreated with white duct tape. You can opt for Chirrut Imwe’s wooden staff or his bow. Group cosplay is simple and can include K-2SO, Jyn Erso, or Darth Vader from Star Wars. Take a look at the featured cosplay pictures for even more ideas.
Spiritual Warrior Chirrut Imwe is a deep believer in the Force and the connection it has with all living things around it. He is blind but highly skilled with the light bow and the staff, making him a deadly adversary. His homeworld is Jedha, and he is a fighter with a cause. Becoming a warrior-monk with the Guardian of the Whills alongside lifelong friend Baze Malbus, it wasn’t until nearly two decades later that he allied himself to Restore the Republic. His sightlessness does not prevent him from seeing the need around him.
Chirrut Imwe is also known for his work as a preacher of the Force. That is how he becomes acquainted with Jyn Erso. Though he was tragically killed in the Battle of Scarif, his death was not in vain. A willing volunteer tasked to steal the plans of the original Death Star, Chirrut Imwe lost his life helping Cassian Andor and Jyn break into the Imperial Archives. He died in the arms of his friend Baze but not before comforting him by telling him not to mourn his passing and to look for him in the Force.