This Saturday, 18th April, there will be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed up as superheroes at one time worldwide! Everyone is welcome to join in, and in order to be counted for the world record attempt, you will need to be dressed as a DC comics superhero.
The UK events are taking place exclusively at Toys R Us in their Brent Cross, Oldbury, Warrington and Cardiff stores, starting at 9am with the actual record attempt taking place at 11am, and it is free to go along.
We’re looking forward to taking part, since superheroes are so popular in our house. It’s a great thing to take part in, and looks set to be a fun event with the chance to join in with super hero themed activities, giveaways, the chance to try out the new Lego Batman 3 : Beyond Gotham video game and more.
My boys have been practising their super hero poses and having fun in their costumes at home already
If you want to go along to the event without dressing up yourself, that is fine – you just won’t be counted for the record attempt. In order for costumes to be counted, they will need to be a recognisable DC Comics super hero. Super Villains are not eligible for the record, it is the heroes only.
Here are a few costume ideas.
The characters shown here are Batman, Superman, Superwoman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Green Arrow. Check the full list of DC Comics characters here if you are wanting to go with any of the lesser known ones!
You can buy costumes here – making sure to select DC characters only for this event.