Cosplay Collective is conceived and led by Dee Volpe and Nancy Arch, both accomplished costumers. They are local to Nashville (and surrounding areas) while traveling to participate and offer repair services to conventions. They make appearances at local hospitals, senior assisted living places, Dreams and Wishes of TN events, and other local events. And do it all free of charge! They have built a community by having events specifically for cosplayers, such as, maker meet-ups, classes, photo jams, and community out reach events to recruit new cosplayers to the hobby and cause. They are the original creators of The Cospitality Suite, providing an area for cosplayers to relax, rejuvenate, and repair at conventions.