"69 relative strangers left nz for a convention,
69 people returned as family"
COSPLAY NEW ZEALAND
As 'mum' to the community Rozanne de Wild personally assists kiwi cosplayers with budgeting & saving programmes to help them to be able to travel to overseas conventions. Rozanne arranges all aspects of their travel, flights, accommodation, convention tickets, transfers, insurance, hoodies & t-shirts, and other activities.
An expected trip cost is worked out and a budgeted amount for what is required to be saved is paid per week into the nominated trip account. Any savings in excess of the final trip costs are paid back / returned to the cosplayer for their spending money on the trip.
These trips are organised for the Cosplay New Zealand community as a not-for-profit venture to get and give kiwi cosplayers the opportunity to travel to overseas conventions.
35 eager cosplayers attended Supanova Melbourne 2019 in April.
Flying Qantas, we stayed at the IBIS Hotel & Apartments, Therry St, Melbourne.
Visited Queen Victoria markets, ACMI, Eureka Tower
Our inaugural trip... a massive 70 cosplayers, photographers and exhibitors for Supanova Sydney 2018
Flying Qantas, we stayed at Capitol Square Hotel, Sydney CBD, visited Madame Tussaud, Sydney Wildlife Zoo and/or Sydney Wildlife Sea, plus Sydney Tower, Chinatown, Paddy's markets and more...