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Charity and Fan Costume Groups

Since 2006, Phoenix Fan Fusion (nee Phoenix Cactus Comicon) has donated exhibit space to local non-profit costuming groups. Beginning with only The 501st Legion Dune Sea Garrison in 2006, Phoenix Fan Fusion will feature over twenty local costuming groups in 2024.


These groups volunteer at children’s hospitals, appear at charity events, and host fundraisers for charitable causes. We are proud to host these groups each year and look forward to the elaborate displays and entertainment they bring.

All Charity and Fan Costume Groups are in the Lower Level Exhibit Hall & Hall of Heroes (Hall 4).  


[Located Lower Level Halls 1-6]




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Cosplay Group

Arizona Autobots

The Arizona Autobots is a Generation One themed Transformers costuming group!


We hand make all of our costumes, props, and sets! We love to entertain the public and bring joy into people's lives.


Cosplay Group

Heroes United

Heroes United is a charity cosplay group based in Phoenix, Arizona. HU covers all sorts of different universe: Marvel, DC, anime, video games, and all others under the pop culture sun.


Throughout their existence, HU has worked with many organizations such as the Phoenix Children’s hospital, the Make a Wish Foundation, and St. Vincent DePaul.


Cosplay Group

Umbrella Corporation Arizona Hive

The Umbrella Corporation Arizona Hive is a non-profit cosplay for charity organization, founded in 2012 by Donald Pease.


Based on the Resident Evil franchise by Capcom, the Hive raises money for the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA, the largest no-kill animal shelter in the state, as well as various other charities.

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Cosplay Group

Fantasy Squared

We are a group of Final Fantasy cosplay enthusiasts, excited to share our excitement for the past and future of the franchise.


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Cosplay Group

Realms of History

Realms of History is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to reproduce and re-enact the Medieval and Renaissance European history between 1066, the Battle of Hastings; and 1651, the end of the English Civil War.

We recreate a society where individuals from all classes can live the simple life, or excel and achieve the status of Knight through deeds (points).

It is our hope that the Chivalry of old, carries over into the mundane world.


Cosplay Group

Shonare Vhekadla Clan of the Mando Mercs

The Mando 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 Mando characters and culture from the STAR WARS™ sagas.


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.

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Cosplay Group

AZ Tardis

Founded in 2012 at Phoenix Comicon, AZ TARDIS has established itself as the Valley’s Doctor Who-themed cosplay group. Along with the multiple photo ops with the TARDIS, flight console and cosplayers, fans can participate in daily raffles to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Cosplay Group

Justice League Arizona

The JLAZ is a nonprofit charity based organization in Arizona focused to bring DC characters to hospital visits and fundraising events.


We contribute to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.


Cosplay Group


COMICARE is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation that delivers comic books and superhero experiences to children in medical facilities.


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Cosplay Group

The Adrian Empire Kingdom of Umbria

The Adrian Empire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the the year 793 and 1625. Our members work to re-create the arts, skills, and culture of this range of the Medieval and Renaissance eras. Local chapters usually meet on a monthly basis and hold tournaments of combat, archery, and the arts.

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Cosplay Group

The 501st Legion

Dune Sea Garrison

The 501st Legion is an international costuming organization dedicated to celebrating STAR WARS™ through the creation and use of quality costumes that portray the villainous, morally ambiguous, or non-partisan characters from the STAR WARS™ universe. The Legion promotes interest in STAR WARS and facilitates the use of these costumes for STAR WARS-related events as well as contributes to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

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Cosplay Group

The Twin Sun Spire of

The Dark Empire

The Dark Empire - Doing Good through the Power of the Darkside.


What set the Dark Empire apart is the Customization of your own created character int he Star Wars Universe.


Originally we began as Traditional/custom Sith and Dark Force users. The Sins of Korriban is our newest element to our costuming which now includes Smuggler, Pirates, Crime Lords, and Non Mando Bounty Hunters.

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Fan Group

Cactus Brick

Formed in June of 2008, Cactus Brick is a group of adult (over 18 only) fans of LEGO who collect, build, play with, and share ideas about the LEGO hobby. We meet officially on a monthly basis and present our creations at public displays throughout the year. Please feel free to attend one of our meetings or find us at one of our public displays.

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Cosplay Group

Arizona Avengers

The Arizona Avengers are an all volunteer 501c3 costuming group based in Arizona. They're dedicated to making the world a better place through their costuming.


They visit hospitals, schools, shelters, and work alongside other non-profits to spread positivity and uplift their local community.

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Cosplay Group

Fire Team Phoenix

Fireteam Phoenix is a social group that games and cosplays together!


We naturally formed as a Halo cosplay group, but grew and expanded to include all genres of media and gaming.


We welcome new members of all skill levels, skill sets, and fandoms.


Cosplay Group

The SCA: Kingdom of Atenveldt

The SCA has kingdoms, baronies, shires, households all over the world! Here in Arizona we have Baronies and shires that stretch the entire state.


Once you find your local group, you can join in on weekly gatherings called “fighter practices” as well as arts nights, dancing, music classes and more!

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Cosplay Group

The Rebel Legion

Mos Eisley Base

Mos Eisley Base is the Rebel Legion chapter for the State of Arizona, with members throughout the Grand Canyon State including in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, and everywhere in-between!


We support various charities and events throughout the state, showing the strength of Goodwill, Community, and the Lightside. May the Force be with you!


Cosplay Group

Syndicate Saber United

Founded in 2014, Syndicate Saber has striven to incorporate the time-honored traditions of martial sword mastery with a fun, casual, and safe atmosphere for combat and thrilling stage fights. Together, we seek to better the community around us and bring the magic of thrilling experiences to everyone we may share it with. Whether it’s learning how to fight with a saber for fun and games or bringing the experience of facing a true Lord of the Sith in a thrilling conclusion to an epic on-stage multi-year story line, we are fans looking to share the love of our hearts with anyone excited to join us in the journey!

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