Costume Clubs

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.

The recruitment schedule is as follows:

Friday at 1:30 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook E

The Finest

Recruitment in the Fight Against Cobra

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!

Friday at 2:45 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook E


Join The Adventues On The USS Grand Petoskey

For over four decades, STARFLEET has provided Star Trek fans a way to make friends, have fun, give back to their communities, and show that the dream of Gene Roddenberry can “live long and prosper”.  On the local level, members of the USS Grand Petoskey can gather with other fans for a variety of enjoyable activities. Learn how to enroll and go where no one has gone before.

Friday at 4:00 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook E

Royal Manticoran Navy

Come Sail Away with Us

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.

Friday at 5:15 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook E

League Of Enchantment

Be A Superhero

Several members discuss the premiere costuming group for superheroes in the area, what they do for the community, and how you can join in the action!

Friday at 6:15 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook F

Jedi Council of Michigan
Learn The Ways Of The Force
The Jedi Council of Michigan is a newer organization that celebrates the Jedi way in the Star wars universe. Learn about their organization and how you can become a Padawan and learn the ways of The Force–and how to steer clear of the Dark Side!

Saturday at 11:15 am in Grand Gallery Overlook E

501st Legion of Stormtroopers/Rebel Legion

What Is The 501st/Rebel Legion?

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.

Saturday at 3:00 pmin Grand gallery Overlook E

Mandalorian Mercs

Bounty Hunters For The Empire Want You!

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!

Sunday at 11:15 am in Grand Gallery Overlook E

Great Lakes Ghostbusters Coalition

We Want You!

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?

Sunday at 12:30 pm in Grand gallery Overlook E

R2-D2 Builders Club

Put Your Droid Skills to the Test

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.