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"Tokyo in Tulsa" anime convention back in Tulsa

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 19:27:24-04

A Japanese anime and pop culture convention is taking over downtown Tulsa for the weekend.

Fans lined up outside of the Cox Business Center in their costumes hours before it opened.

In its eleventh year, Tokyo in Tulsa is bigger than ever.  

"Everybody is just so enthusiastic about everything they do here," Japanese anime fan William Stockton said.

"It feels like we're part of a family," six-year attendee Demarco Fields said.
There are many different parts to this event, including handmade arts and crafts, fans with handmade costumes, and plenty of interesting things to see around every corner.

"A large portion of them make their costumes and work on them all year round just to wear them here," Tokyo in Tulsa Founder James Fowler said.

William Stockton spent four months working on his costume.

"I dressed as Miyamoto Usagi,” Stockton said. “It’s from the comic book Usagi Yojimbo, a roman samurai."

"I love being complimented about our outfits,” group cosplay Patrica Richardson said. “I love seeing all different types of cosplays. I just love all of the creativity here."

And the creativity pouring in from all over the world, no matter the age.

"We even have a gentleman who's been coming for six years and he's in his seventies and he just loves doing cosplays every year and brings his grandkids," Fowler said.

With hundreds of vendors, artists and exhibitors from around the country There's plenty to keep you busy all weekend.

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