It seems that there’s a bunch of energetic cosplayers and/or weebs in Bali. This is me judging solely from the increasing amount of maid cafes that have suddenly sprouted up, usually in partnerships with local, small Japanese-style restaurants in Denpasar. The most recent café features ten lovely and cute maids ready to serve their masters […]Read More Cute Maids and Good Food at Akiha Bali Maid Cafe
It’s now time for one of my unpopular opinions. Yesterday, I was at an event. It was a corporate event, sponsored by a company that sells Japanese vehicles. I don’t approve of these corporates using cosplay as a means for cheap advertisement and a crowd magnet. At least give them a form of reimbursement, like […]Read More Should Cosplayers be Paid?
Guest star is a title that should only be rewarded to those worthy of it.Read More Managing Fame in Cosplay
Want me to be really honest? I’ve tried my best to not even stir the delicate fabric that is religion whenever I discuss an issue related to otaku culture. I really tried. I’m an atheist; I believe God doesn’t exist. But, I can’t be open in this country because the state “forces” its people to […]Read More Of Religion and Cosplay: Thou Shalt Not Mix Them
In the world of cosplay, despite what they say about equality, some cosplayers are more equal than others. Some just have things others don’t; fairer skin, that perfect hourglass figure, and sparkling white teeth. These are the people that make it through the Internet’s harsh standards and eventually rise to stardom in the cosplay world. […]Read More Do We Have an Inferiority Complex? Foreign vs Local Cosplayers
What happens when you try to bring in a liberal culture into a society full of rigid conservatives? Shit happens. As if the AFAID 2014 Racing Miku wasn’t enough, Hestia has now become the target of social drama online. The reason? Trying to look exactly like the seasonal hype character. In an event at a […]Read More No Tits Allowed: On Sensual Cosplay in Indonesia
Let’s take a break from the heavier posts and move on to something lighter, like romance. Ah yes, love, a topic that never gets too old to discuss. So, show of hands, how many of you fine young men/women are dating a cosplayer? Okay, hands down. Actually, the idea for this post came after reading this […]Read More Matters of the Heart and Cosplay: My Girlfriend is a Cosplayer