Hundreds of Students Dressed as Spiderman Set World Record

Hundreds of Students Dressed as Spiderman Set World Record

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Nearly 400 people wore Spiderman costumes together in London, setting a new Guinness World Record.

Last night in London, 398 university students dressed up in Spiderman costumes to set a Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Spiderman.

Escapade Fancy Dress, a business in London selling costumes, organized the event as a part of a student event in London. Escapade provided Marvel-licensed Spiderman costumes it obtained from costume designer and manufacturer Rubies UK.

Escapade held a similar event last year to set a world record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman. This year the company chose Spiderman to reflect real life heroes since Peter Parker started out as a regular guy.

Event organizers asked participants to donate money to Help for Heroes, a UK military charity. Escapade has not disclosed how much money the event raised yet; the company has stated it will reveal that information this weekend on its event page. Escapade estimates participants donated several hundred pounds to the charity.

Escapade worked with Student Central, a membership that offers activities and sports for London students for the event, for the week-long Fresher's Fayre, a series of events to welcome students. Students participating received a Spiderman costume for free.

In attendance was Jack Brockbank, an official Guinness World Records judge. He confirmed the world record at 8:40 p.m. and presented Escapade a certificate alongside Help for Heroes representatives.

Beyond the successful world record attempt, the event included a gravity-defying corde lisse aerial show, crowd participation competitions, and a flashmob dance routine.

"Starting university is a big time for students but events like tonight's is what makes the whole thing so special," Steve Harwood, Student Central's staff administrator and performance manager, said in a prepared statement. "It was a great turnout, and our members really loved the chance to put themselves in the history books."

Source: Escapade

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I wonder if anyone decided to show up as Deadpool.

Rex Dark:
I wonder if anyone decided to show up as Deadpool.

I know, right...when I saw all the people dressed up as Batman one, I thought it'd be cool to be the person to rock up as Robin or Batgirl or whoemever.

Yeah, this is cool, but I'm gonna be that guy, it's Spider-Man, not Spiderman.

Dead Metal:
Yeah, this is cool, but I'm gonna be that guy, it's Spider-Man, not Spiderman.

Don't worry, it was the first thing that popped into my head, too. It's an important distinction!

"Event organizers asked participants to donate money to Help for Heroes, a UK military charity"

In related news, Marvels offer to create and donate a 20 year anniversary reprint of the Clone Saga for the cause were turned down as the charity said their veterans had suffered enough.

they should send a person from Guinness to san diego comic con. It'll probably beat it in the first day.

So..........World Record for Pony Cosplay is next?

Its for a good cause and all, but...

I have to ask, do we really need separate records for most people dressed as Superman and Spiderman (and no doubt Batman etc). At what point do Guiness start saying no this is a silly record, or can a friend and I dress-up in yellow and apply for "World Record for Most number of people dressed as Bananaman?"

 

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