MAV OYA’LA CLAN
*APPEARING: FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Mav Oya’la Clan is the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. Mav Oya’la Clan was formed in 2009 with 5 members. Today Mav Oya’la Clan has 24 official members that span the entire state and numerous unofficial members building their own custom Mandalorian armor.
With official members in all sections of Pennsylvania, Mav Oya’la Clan members attend conventions and charitable events to help spread the word of Star Wars Costuming and good will. In addition, Mav Oya’la Clan members regularly help in charitable endeavors from supporting local toy drives to raising funds for the Mandalorian Mercs direct charity, “Little Warrior International”, which raises funds for underprivileged families and children worldwide.
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. The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is an international STAR WARS™ costuming organization dedicated to celebrating the STAR WARS™ universe through the creation, display, and wearing of quality character costumes that represent the Mandalorian characters and culture from the STAR WARS™ sagas.
The MMCC unites individuals with a common love for STAR WARS™ and the Mandalorian culture/characters while encouraging self-improvement, personal growth, family involvement, and fellowship with peers. The MMCC promotes interest in STAR WARS™ and facilitates the use of these costumes for STAR WARS™-related events as well as contributing to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. MMCC is unique as it encourages is membership to embrace creativity and individualism as opposed to costume organization based on visual accuracy from the STAR WARS™ films and canon reference material.
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 Costume Club lives up to it’s label as “The Elite Mandalorian Costuming Organization” by promoting the love of STAR WARS™, creation of quality costumes, and spirit of volunteerism.