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. It just so happens that most of them reside outside the territorial borders of Indonesia. I’m not saying that we don’t have cosplayers to be proud of; it’s just that the truth is most of them still live under the radar.

This is something that has been bothering me for some while. But it was only after the DAF scandal I began to give it more serious thought. I might as well add a new time period in Indonesian cosplay called the “Post-DAF” era. Anyway, as you might have noticed, DAF was perhaps the only…

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