New Recruit FAQ

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Executive Officer
Division Staff
Community Staff
Member DIN
Hello, and welcome to the 405th Infantry Division, the world’s premier Halo Costume and Prop construction community. This document is designed to help answer some of the common questions new members have about our organization and its Forum or Message Board.

First, what is the 405th?

As stated above, the 405th is a community centered around a love of the Halo Franchise and the creation of costumes and props based on that Universe. The 405th hosts files and tutorials for the creation of Halo based costumes, as well as providing a place for people to show off their hard work, request and get feedback with their own projects, and share their love of the Halo Universe.

How do you become a member of the 405th?

If you are reading this, then chances are good that you are in fact already a member.

The 405th has several levels of voluntary membership where an individual can choose how much they want to be involved with the 405th and how much they would like to contribute.

The most basic level of membership is that of being a Forum Member, and all that takes is a registered Forum Account and to be 13 years old or older.

In the past limitations were placed on where members with New Recruit accounts, accounts that were less than 90 days old and had fewer than 50 posts, could post. However, with the roll out of the New Forum, anyone with a registered Forum account can post in any section and has access to all the resources in the File Archive, with one exception.

The Regimental Sections of the Board are limited to members of that particular Regiment.

So, what is a Regiment?

The 405th is more than an online community, we also work to connect Halo cosplayers in Real Life through our local “Regiments” which allow members to meet other people in their area who share their passions. Basically, a Regiment is a locally organized chapter of the wider 405th. The local Regiments are designed to allow people to meet, get to know, and work with other Halo Cosplayers in their area. These local Regiments provide a sense of Identity and Community to members and give them a space to call their own.

Additionally, the 405th participates in many events around the globe, from Game Releases, Conventions, and even Minor League Baseball games, and these Local Regiments allow us to professionally organize these events, look out for our members in attendance at these events, and put forward the best face for both the 405th and the Halo Franchise as a whole.

What does it take to join a regiment?

Membership in a regiment is an entirely voluntary process. As stated above, the File Archives and all sections of the Forum, except for the local regiment sections, are open to any Registered Member.

If a member decides to take the next step and join a regiment, they must first make sure that their account is more than 90 days old and that they have over 50 posts. This demonstrates that the member is committed to actively participating with the 405th Organization. Once a member has 50 posts on an account that is over 90 days old, they then post in this thread:

And request to be added to be added to their local Regiment. The Regimental Membership Officer, or RMO, for that Regiment will confirm they meet the requirements and will then give the go ahead for them to be added to the Regiment.

How do you know which Regiment is your local regiment?

The current Regiments are:
Australia – Covering Australia
Canadian – Covering Canada
Colonial – Covering Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
European – Covering Europe including the British Isles and ending at the Russian border.
Midwest -Covering Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
– Covering Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
New Zealand – Covering New Zealand
Pacific – Covering California, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington
Southern – Covering Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Southwest – Covering Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Regimiento de Mexico: Mexico, Central America and South America - (Cubriendo México, América Central y América del sur)
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