Ever wanted to join one of those neat-o costume clubs that you see in parades and at charitable events around town?
There are a fair amount of costumed charity groups throughout West Michigan that are looking for new recruits. There you can enjoy your love for costuming with like-minded individuals within the genre you love while at the same time serve the community at large. If you have interest in a specific type of group make sure to attend their panels at the times below to learn more about the organization, what they do, and how to join up.
League Of Enchantment
You Can’t Save The World Alone
Friday at 5:15 pm in Grand Gallery D
How a cosplayer can do more and connect with groups to not only help but give back to the communities we live in. How becoming part of a larger group can open doors and makes it a family setting to further the capability of a cosplayer. Come learn about the League Of Enchantment and be part of a team.
501st Legion Of Stormtroopers/Rebel Legion
What Is The 501st/Rebel Legion?
Saturday at 11:45 am in Grand Gallery Overlook E
Join the Empire and support our troops! Have you ever seen those guys dressed in those amazing Star Wars outfits and wanted to join them? Here is your opportunity to learn about the charity costumed troupe and learn about how you can join them in all the fun.
R2-D2 Builders Club
Put Your Droid Skills To The Test
Saturday at 3:30 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook E
Ever wanted to build your own R2-D2 unit or another droid from the Star Wars universe? Members of the R2-D2 Builders Club will be available to answer your questions and let you know how to join them.
Bounty Hunters For The Empire Want You!
Sunday at 12:30 pm in Grand Gallery D
Find out what it takes to join the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, how they make their armor and hear from the mercs themselves about their group!
Recruitment In The Fight Against Cobra
Saturday at 1:00 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook E
The Finest is a GI Joe cosplay charity group that has chapters all over the country yet is just starting in Michigan. Learn how you can be involved in this new group. Yo, Joe!
Great Lakes Ghostbusters Coalition
We Want You!
Saturday at 2:15 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook E
Got ghosts? Find out more about the local chapter of the Ghostbusters, what kind of activities do they participate, and how you can get involved. Who ya gonna call?
David Weber’s Honorverse
Royal Manticoran Navy
Come Sail Away With Us
Sunday at 1:30 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook E
The Royal Manticoran Navy is a cosplay club in the area which is the Official Honor Harrington Fan Association based on David Weber’s Honorverse and other sci-fi reading. Check out what the club has to offer in the area and how you can join them in their adventures.