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The Arizona chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club, the Shonare Vhekadla Clan, is the largest in the world. The Mandalorian Mercs is a Star Wars fan-based costuming organization intent on commemorating the Star Wars universe using costumes and props, specifically by constructing custom Mandalorian characters based on official movies, books, comics, and games. The Mercs aim is to celebrate all things Star Wars through the wearing of costumes, and to promote the quality of costumes and props through research and creativity. The club’s secondary intents are to promote interaction with charity organizations, and the betterment of the community through volunteer work.