The Mandalorian Mercs began life as the brainchild of Tom Hutchens in March 2007. Noticing that Mandalorian costumers had distinctive and separate needs to “traditional” costuming groups, and being a big fan, Tom decided to create a costume group based on Mandalorian culture. Utilizing a guild name from Star Wars: Galaxies™ and references from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic™ computer games, the Mandalorian Mercs as a costume organization was born.
The command structure of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is based on all known references to Mandalorian Culture in Star Wars™ canon material. The cultural leader, or Mand’alor (Mandalore), is the Commanding Office and public figurehead of the MMCC. Under the Mandalore is the Command Council, made up of organizational-level officers who help run the day-to-day business of the club. The Regional Conclave is made up of member-elected officers who represent the Official Membership in organizational decisions and votes. Lastly, the Clan/Squad Command Staffs run the various local chapters of the MMCC.
This makes the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club unique as it is based on methodology and ideology as opposed to visual accuracies based on the Star Wars™ films. The Mercs are 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.