Founded in 2007 by Tom Hutchens, Mando Mercs Costume Club™ (Mandalorian Mercs or MMCC) has quickly grown to be one of the largest global Star Wars™ fan organizations. MMCC boasts over 1600 “approved” in-costume members and over 70 “clans” or chapters around the world.
MMCC is a truly unique organization as it encourages membership applicants (foundlings) to focus on adding their personal and distinctive creative individuality as opposed to limiting them based solely on visual accuracies from the Star Wars™ films, shows, books, comics, video games, and other media. MMCC is an inclusive and friendly organization, following the Mandalorian way of “Clans” or family units and a clans’ ability to adopt anyone who wishes to learn “Our Way”.
MMCC, in true homage to the characters they portray, have changed and adapted over the years to support the growing amounts of people interested in Mandalorian costuming. In 2011 Mandalorian Mercs was recognized by Lucasfilm, LTD. In 2013 MMCC became a registered 501(c)(10) fraternal organization within the USA, and expanded the mission of its charity fund “Little Warrior International” to continue bringing hope to underprivileged children and families in need around the world.
The MMCC set the standard of Mandalorian costumes, and our Costume Requirement Lists (CRLs) allow us to be more customized with our costumes, while also requiring minimum standards that must be reached. Every MMCC member is encouraged to stive for self-improvement through the learning and teaching of “Our Way”.
Mando Mercs Costume Club™ does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, 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.