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Crusader Kings 3 Character Creator and customization | Is there a Ruler Designer?

The setting of Crusader Kings 3 is historical in nature, but that doesn’t stop fans from wanting to make a custom character. CK2 had the feature, so you may wonder where the Crusader Kings 3 Ruler Designer. You may also want to know how character customization works in-game through the Barbershop.

Is there a Crusader Kings 3 Ruler Designer or Character Creator?

Crusader Kings 3 Male Character Customization

Unfortunately, at launch, CK3 doesn’t have a Ruler Designer. However, there’s some good news. Paradox Interactive will be releasing a Crusader Kings 3 Character Creator as a free DLC at some point in the future.

Understandably, the feature is missing at CK3‘s launch. The rulers in the game are much more details than the ones seen in CK2, and it’s likely going to take quite a bit of extra work to make a Ruler Designer for CK3.

Is there character customization in Crusader Kings 3?

Crusader Kings 3 Female Character Customization

Fortunately, though you can’t create your own character just yet, there is character customization available. The Barbershop feature is new with CK3 and lets you do far more than cut your character’s hair. You can change various cosmetic options for your main character, spouse, bishop (or equivalent), and courtiers. So, if you’re Irish and decide you want to take on Byzantium’s stylings, you can.

To access the Barbershop, just right-click on a character and click the little shears icon to the right of their name in the contextual menu that pops up. There are a ton of options for customizing your ruler and their court, and there are more coming. For those that purchased the Royal Edition of Crusader Kings 3 or who bought the expansion pass, you can already download the Fashion of the Abbasid Court DLC, which adds Middle Eastern and North African outfits to the game. There will also likely be more cosmetic packs coming as well as outfits included as part of upcoming expansions.

Here are the Barbershop character customization options in Crusader Kings 3:

Male Customization Options:

Clothes:

  • Default
  • African Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • African High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • African Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Arabic Armor
  • Arabic Commoner Clothing 1-3
  • Arabic High Nobility Clothing 1-3
  • Arabic Low Nobility Clothing 1-3
  • Byzantine Armor
  • Byzantine Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • Byzantine High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Byzantine Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Crusader
  • Indian Armor
  • Indian Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • Indian High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Indian Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Knight of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Knights Hospitaller
  • Knights Templar
  • Night Gown
  • Northern Armor
  • Northern Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • Northern High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Northern Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Prison Rags
  • Steppe Armor
  • Steppe Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • Steppe High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Steppe Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Western Armor
  • Western Commoner Clothing 1-4
  • Western High Nobility Clothing 1-4
  • Western Low Nobility Clothing 1-4

Headwear:

  • Default
  • No Headwear
  • Arabic Helmet
  • Bedouin Headwrap
  • Byzantine Circlet
  • Byzantine Helmet
  • Byzantine Imperial Crown
  • Cap
  • Chainmail Coif
  • Circlet
  • Cone Helmet with Chain Cover
  • Cone-shaped Hat
  • Crown of Constance
  • Crown with Turban
  • Decorated Turban with Headwrap
  • Fleur-de-Lis Crown
  • Fur Trimmed Hat
  • Fur-Trimmed Jeweled Hat
  • Fur-lined Leather Hat
  • Giant Turban
  • Hood
  • Imperial Crown
  • Imperial Crown with Headwrap
  • Indian Helmet
  • Jeweled Turban
  • Leaf Crown
  • Lotus Crown
  • Nasal Helmet
  • Noble Cap
  • Noble Pagri
  • Noble Turban with Tiraz
  • Opulent Crown
  • Pagri with Tiara
  • Phrygian Cap
  • Reichskrone
  • Simple Helmet
  • Simple Turban
  • Steppe Helmet
  • Turban with Headwrap
  • Wide Turban

Hair:

  • Default
  • No Hair
  • Bowl
  • Curly
  • Curly Bowl
  • Curly Chevelure
  • Fade
  • Hair Loops
  • High Bun
  • Large Curly
  • Long Flowing
  • Long Wild
  • Medium Afro
  • Medium Curls
  • Medium Flowing
  • Medium Unkempt
  • Medium Wavy
  • Messy
  • Pulled Back
  • Pulled-Back Medium Wavy
  • Raider
  • Roman Fade
  • Short Afro
  • Short Braids
  • Short Wavy
  • Steppe Rider
  • Very Long Wild
  • Very Short

Beard:

  • Default
  • No Beard
  • Beaded Beard
  • Big Bushy Beard
  • Big Chinstrap Beard
  • Big Wavy Beard
  • Big Wild Beard
  • Chinstrap Beard
  • Fine Curls Beard
  • Fine Curls Goatee
  • Full Beard
  • Full Curly Beard
  • Goatee
  • Long Curly Beard
  • Long Straight Rough Beard
  • Long Wavy Beard
  • Mustache
  • Mustache with Sideburns
  • Pointy Beard
  • Short Beard
  • Short Goatee
  • Short Styling Beard
  • Single Braid Beard
  • Straight Medium Beard
  • Straight Pointy Beard
  • Wavy Pointy Beard

Female Customization Options:

Clothes:

  • Default
  • African Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • African High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • African Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Arabic Armor
  • Arabic Commoner Clothing 1-3
  • Arabic High Nobility Clothing 1-3
  • Arabic Low Nobility Clothing 1-3
  • Byzantine Armor
  • Byzantine Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • Byzantine High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Byzantine Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Crusader
  • Indian Armor
  • Indian Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • Indian High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Indian Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Knight of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Knights Hospitaller
  • Knights Templar
  • Night Gown
  • Northern Armor
  • Northern Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • Northern High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Northern Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Prison Rags
  • Steppe Armor
  • Steppe Commoner Clothing 1-2
  • Steppe High Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Steppe Low Nobility Clothing 1-2
  • Western Armor
  • Western Commoner Clothing 1-4
  • Western High Nobility Clothing 1-4
  • Western Low Nobility Clothing 1-4

Headwear:

  • Default
  • No Headwear
  • Arabic Helmet
  • Boqta
  • Byzantine Helmet
  • Byzantine Imperial Crown
  • Chainmail Coif
  • Circlet
  • Circular Veil
  • Decorated Dupatta
  • Fillet and Barbette with Veil
  • Fleur-de-Lis Crown
  • Fur-Trimmed Jeweled Hat
  • Fur-lined Cap
  • Gilded Headscarf with Veil
  • Gold Trim Veil and Wimple
  • Golden Tiara Crown
  • Headscarf
  • Headscarf with Circlet
  • Headwrap
  • Indian Helmet
  • Jeweled Top
  • Large Headscarf
  • Large Headtie
  • Leaf Crown
  • Nasal Helmet
  • Royal Veil
  • Simple Dupatta
  • Steppe Helmet
  • Thin Jeweled Crown
  • Veil
  • Veil and Wimple
  • Veil with Twisted Headband

Hair:

  • No Hair
  • Back Knot
  • Bun
  • Crown Braid
  • Crown Curls
  • Double Buns
  • Fish Tails
  • Gilded Braids
  • Jeweled Bun
  • Large Bun
  • Long Curly
  • Long with Crown Braid
  • Medium Afro
  • Medium Thin Braids
  • Medium Wavy
  • Neck Braid
  • Ribboned
  • Rolled Up Braids
  • Short Thin Braids
  • Single Braid
  • Spiral Ribboned
  • Twin Braids with Ribbons
  • Twist
  • Very Long Double Braids
  • Very Long Wavy
  • Wavy Sides