It's Anime Festival Asia Indonesia again this year. Frankly there's not much reason for me to visit. I don't have enough money to buy exclusives (as in import tax subsidised by the company), there's small chance of fun offline meet, and I've passed the time when I'm interested of cosplay.
Instead there are crowds, and crowds, and crowds, and elitist.
What managed to bring me to this year's #event is screening of Date A Live movie. It has just been shown in Japanese cinema last month, and BD would probably took half a year to release.
Next year, not sure I will visit without any compelling part of the show.
About cosplay, I prefer model cosplayer compared to performance cosplayers anyway. Not talking about skill, model cosplayers inherently have more control of their environment and can use better make up. Moreover, the pictures are also post processed to look better. Costume details are also usually better.