Grand Admiral Thrawn Costume Guide

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Grand Admiral Thrawn has finally made his live-action debut in Disney’s hit Ahsoka series. After initially being introduced to the Star Wars expanded universe in 1991, Thrawn has developed a dedicated cult following. So much so that Disney officially revived him from ‘Legends’ purgatory and back into the official canon shortly after their takeover of the Star Wars universe. We have a feeling the Grand Admiral Thrawn costume will be more popular than ever this Halloween and cosplay season.

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Grand Admiral Thrawn costume guide

Buy Grand Admiral Thrawn costume items:

  1. Grand Admiral Thrawn cosplay uniform
  2. Knee-high boots
  3. Red contact lenses
  4. Star Wars cosplay blaster
  5. Blue face and body paint

There are a number of Grand Admiral Thrawn costume options out there but we found the imperial officers cosplay from Heodols to be the best quality and value for money. This cosplay set comes with a full replica uniform (shirt and pants), belt, and blaster holder.

Not included in the costume is a pair of officer boots. Thrawn wears black knee-high boots with chunky heels, almost identical to this pair of highly-rated cosplay boots from Ace Shock.

Next, like other members of the Chiss species, Thrawn has blue skin and red eyes. We recommend high-quality body and face paint such as those made by Meicoly (you might need a couple of bottles to completely cover your face, neck, and hands.

If you are comfortable wearing colored contacts then do check out the ‘Lucifer eyes‘ from, which supplies a number of high-profile professional cosplayers. They also have a number of other red contact lens styles that would well such as ‘Angelic vampire’ and ‘Red voldermort’. Check them out for yourself and see which pair takes your fancy. Of course, eye safety is paramount here and if you are uncomfortable or unable to wear contacts, your live-action Grand Admiral Thrawn costume will still look fantastic!

Finally, for a little extra firepower, we recommend the Solo replica blaster from Otaku Gear.

Who is Grand Admiral Thrawn?

Grand Admiral Thrawn made his debut in the Star Wars Extended Universe (Now Star Wars Legends) in the 1991 novel ‘Heir to the Empire’ by Timothy Zahn. Since then, Thrawn continued to feature prominently in media outside of the main movie and television canon. He also had a leading role in the brilliant animated series Star Wars Rebels and has now been handed his first live-action debut in Disney+ series Asohka.

Thrawn is an admiral for the Empire, renowned for his tactical brilliance and military insight. He is also one of the few admirals that Darth Vader holds in high regard for his intelligence and formidability.

Given his ruthlessness and innovative problem-solving, he could prove to be a serious thorn in the side of the New Republic throughout the events of Ahsoka.

He belongs to a race known as the Chiss species. The Chiss are a humanoid species from the Unknown Regions of the galaxy. With deep blue skin and red eyes they have a distinctive and menacing appearance. This also makes any Grand Admiral Thrawn cosplay costume really impactful and instantly recognizable.

Best Grand Admiral Thrawn quotes:

“Pull the rebels apart piece by piece. They will be the architects of their own destruction.”

“To defeat an enemy, you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art.”

“Acting out of emotion will not serve us here. We must wait and watch.”

“The mysteries of the Force are an enigma to me. But for all those abilities, all the power, the Jedi lacked the vision for how to wield it.”

“There are things in the universe that are simply and purely evil. A warrior does not seek to understand them, or to compromise with them. He seeks only to obliterate them.”