Founded in 2007 by Tom Hutchens, Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club (MMCC) has quickly grown to be one of the largest global Star Wars™ fan organizations. Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is a registered 501(c)(4) non-profit within the USA, with several chapters in countries around the world.
In Georgia, members of the MMCC are part of Naast Clan, and has members covering nearly nearly the entire state. Naast Clan enjoys a healthy, friendly relationship with the 501st and Rebel Legions, and the groups often share “troops” or “invasions,” attending events together, whether those events are Conventions, birthday parties, charity events, and many others.
Mandalorian Mercs is a truly unique organization as it encourages membership applicants to focus on adding their personal and distincitive creative individuality as opposed to limiting them based solely on visual accuracies from the Star Wars™ films, books, comics, video games, and other media. The MMCC is an inclusive and friendly club, following the Mandalorian way of “Clans” or family units and a clans’ ability to adopt anyone who wishes to be a Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian Mercs, in true homage to the characters they portray, have changed and adapted over the years to support the growing number of people interested in Mandalorian costuming. In 2011 Mandalorian Mercs was recognized by LucasFilm LTD. as the “Elite Mandalorian Costuming Organization.”
The Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club set the standards of Mandalorian costuming based on canon movie references (Boba and Jango Fett) and television shows, as well as no-longer-canonical comic-book references, book references, and video games. Our Costume Requirement Lists (CRLs) allow us to be more customiz with our costumes, however, there is a minimum standard that must be reached; every Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club member is encouraged to strive for improvement.
Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members, staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.