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If you have ANY QUESTIONS regarding the approval process, standards, or if you would like to know if your armor is "ready to approve" before sending in your application, please feel free to send a PM to any of the council staff listed below.
If you are applying with a Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Jaster Mereel, or Jodo Kast set of armor you will need to have your armor up to par with the standards required by other costuming groups that officially accept that set of armor. For more information on what those standards are, please see this note on the forums.
Below is the costume standards and application form that is required to be filled out to become an "official member" of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. Please note that we request that your costume is of the highest quality you can muster. We request that your armor is neatly placed and your soft parts are properly fitted. Please make sure to take clear photos of each required position.
Please select one of the images below for the era you are applying for.
**As always, any costume must meet socially accepted standards of good taste and modesty.**
Questions and pre-screenings can be done by PMing or emailing Council Members or your local Clan Alor'ad. If you have an item you are questioning, then ask before you submit your application.
Crossover Mandalorians, those that are an obvious cross between Star Wars and another license such as HALO, Battlestar Galactica etc. are not permitted. Armor and weapons from other licenses may be used. However, they must be so modified as to no longer be recognized as their original license.
Theme Mandalorians, those that are an intentional fusion or advertisement of another license such as a Superhero, Sports Team etc. are not permitted. These sets may be used a secondary set of armor and my be worn at unofficial/public/open events only such as conventions. They may also be used at Official events where Star Wars and the other specific license are both being showcased together. Examples would be Star Wars Day at the New Orleans Saints Gameday. Where a costume of Star Wars type in the teams uniform design would be appropriate and appreciated by the fans.
Nerf guns are readily available and have become a staple for Mercs costumers to use, but have become much more popular in the mainstream and have lost their uniqueness and "Star Wars-ness". We do strongly recommend that new applicants refrain from the use of Nerf weaponry without significant modification.
As of January 1st, 2010 the "grandfather clause" has been removed. Any current accepted Mercs members will be required to adhere to these guidelines. Current members have 6 months (June 1st, 2010) to make any changes necessary to their armor to meet the guidelines listed above. Failure to do so will result in an inactive status.
We, the council at Mercs, felt this action was necessary and fair to all members as standards have been modified and tightened over the past few years.
As of January 1st, 2010, in order to submit an application for membership, you MUST be 18 years or older.
Legal guardians and parents who are official Mercs members may submit an application for their under 18 child. This ruling is to ensure the safety of minors at events, conventions, etc at all times. Parent Mercs will be required to attend any event that their child attends.
Overall Quality of Costume:
As well as checking that your costume meets or exceeds the requirements listed in the aforementioned pages, you should also make sure that your costume is worn in the best quality way possible. While a costume may meet the requirments for admission, if it is put on sloppy or made with materials that do not look like they came from the Star Wars universe, then your application may get dinged for changes. An application costume can meet requirments but can be denied base on overall quality or look. Please make sure you inspect your costume fully before taking your application photos.
- Fully read and complete fitting guidlines, costume standards, and application
- Submission of costume pictures. Pictures must include front view, back view, left and right side view, close-up of helmet, and helmet-off shots. Any other pictures you wish to submit are appreciated!
- Application will be sent off to Mercs Council
- Discussion and voting by Cuy’val Dar Council members.
- Acceptance, Probationary acceptance with suggestion of improvements, or Denial.
- In some rare cases, the council may ask for a shot of your bucket next to a piece of paper with the Mercs logo just to verify actual ownership of the armor.
- Approval process may take up to 7-10 days depending on availability of the staff for voting and discussion.
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