Costumes and comics: Annual Air Capital Comic-Con weekend is here

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WICHITA, Kan (KSNW) – For Laurie Fox and her family, going to the Air Capital Comic-con is a tradition. They have been working on their costumes since they left comic-con last year.

“It’s fun to have an outlet to kind of showoff the things that you can create and have people really appreciate it,” said Fox.

Thousands of people will be filling Century II this weekend for the seventh annual event. The weekend is complete with vendors, costume contests, gaming stations, and even chances to meet with comic book creators from across the country.

Don Woodworth, the cofounder of the convention, says it has grown each year. Partially because of a rise in comic popularity in pop-culture.

“It’s gotten very popular in the past 10 years with movies and TV shows, and so it’s just kind of neat to see everybody kind of come out. Whatever you’re into, you can dress up as whatever you want. You can come and have a good time,” said Woodworth.

While some came for shopping, others come for the people.

“For me, it’s the friendliness of everybody. Just stopped numerous times throughout the day asking to take pictures and visit,” said John Hunter.

If you have never gone to a comic-con, Dalana Dutton recommends you give it a shot.

“It’s great seeing kids running around in costume and adults running around in costume. Just everybody able to have a good time and really be themselves,” she said.

The final day of Air Capital Comiccon is Sunday, Nov. 16. from 10 a.m. – 5p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, kids 12 and under get in for free.

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