Ready to dress up as Director Krennic from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story without spending hundreds of dollars? Check out our DIY Director Krennic Costume that anyone can make at home!
Director Krennic Costume Materials
- White cloak with collar
- White officer tunic or shirt with 2 code cylinders and rank bar
- Black pants
- Imperial officer hat
- Black belt with silver buckle
- Black gloves
- Black imperial hat
- Black boots
Since we were dressing up as Rogue One characters for Disney’s Oogie Boogie Bash, I had to consider comfort and the weather, especially for this costume. Peter will participate as long as he can be relatively comfortable.
Krennic Costume Shirt
To keep the costume comfortable I bought a long sleeve white shirt made with Cool Dri Moisture-Wicking material.
I added 2 silver chalk holders as code cylinders. I cut a tiny slit on the left and right side of the shirt near the arm holes. Start with small holes, you can always make it bigger but you can’t make it smaller. Then I slid the chalk holder into the snug hole and taped it with white duct tape on the inside of the shirt to help keep them in place.
I made a rank badge using a piece of cardboard covered in silver duct tape. I used my Cricut to cut out perfect little red and blue rectangles for the badge. I attached the badge to the shirt using a safety pin.
DIY Krennic Costume Cape
I often balance the cost of a costume piece vs the time and skill level required for me to make it. I needed a long white cape with a short stand up collar. I couldn’t find any online except as part of Director Krennic Cosplay uniforms you could buy. These are great but pricey!
I decided to make my own and bought a long hooded white cape for under $20. I trimmed off the hood and used that material to create a short collar. I used this youtube tutorial and heavy weight interfacing to create a stand up collar. Originally I was going to make the entire cape from scratch but decided I only had time to worry about the collar. A stiffer fabric would have looked better but I am happy with how mine turned out.
Director Krennic Costume Accessories
The belt is just a wide black ribbon with a buckle made using cardboard and silver duct tape. We bought the Imperial hat online, and it was snug. There isn’t a wide variety of hat options so we made do with what was available. You could skip the hat if you have hair similar to Krennic’s hair.
Orson Krennic Cosplay
Now I couldn’t get my husband to shave his beard but I think that would be necessary if you wanted a more legit Director Krennic Cosplay. He also didn’t want to wear black gloves or tall black gloves walking around Disney but those would have made it more authentic. I used costume reference information from the 501st Legion to help create the costume.
Who is Director Orson Krennic?
Orson Krennic is the main antagonist in Rogue One. He is the Director of the Imperial Military Department of Advanced Weapons Research and wants to finish the Death Star to advance his career and gain favor with Darth Vader & Emperor Palpatine.
As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Orson Krennic is obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. A cruel but brilliant man, Krennic has staked his reputation on the delivery of the functional battle station to the Emperor.https://www.starwars.com/databank/director-orson-krennic
More Star Wars Costume Tutorials
I have a couple more Rogue One inspired costumes to post but for now, check out my Jyn Erso costume and other existing Star Wars costume tutorials!