Stranger Than Fiction

 Cosplayers decked out in their finest get-ups descended on FX Mall in South Jakarta on Saturday and Sunday for an event known as ‘Battle of the Toys.’
Cosplay, from ‘costume’ and ‘play,’ originated in Japan. Cosplayers — or ‘layers’, as they are sometimes known — organize gatherings where they dress and act like their favorites characters from anime, manga, manhwa, fairy tales, video games, cartoons and fantasy movies.