How to create multiple consistent characters in Midjourney?

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Philipp Stelzel - Digital Creator
5 min readMar 19, 2024


In my last post, I showed you how I create consistent characters in Midjourney.

A reader then asked me if it was also possible to create images featuring two different people, for instance, in a conversation together, based on two distinct character references (Crefs).

This is a valid question, especially when I want to use the feature to create visual stories.

So, what happens when I use two — crefs in my prompt?

Unfortunately, I get an error message as soon as I press Enter.

Does this mean that I can only create one consistent character per image with Midjourney?


There’s actually a workaround that allows me to achieve this. Let’s take a look at how this works in detail!

Let’s create two or more consistent characters in Midjourney

For my example, I want Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs to appear together in one image. For this purpose, I downloaded two reference images from the internet:



Philipp Stelzel - Digital Creator

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