Most people dressed as comic book characters: Salt Lake Comic Con breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO) SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA -- Salt Lake Comic Con breaks the Guinness World Record for 'The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Comic Book Characters' with 1,784 participants; the previous Guinness World Records record was 1,530 set in China in 2011.
Photo: Salt Lake Comic Con breaks the Guinness World Record for 'The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Comic Book Characters' with 1,784 participants. (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness World Records' record for the largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters involved 1,530 participants and was achieved at the opening ceremony of the International Animation CCJOY LAND in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, on 29 April 2011.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as cartoon characters; it was achieved by 905 participants dressed as characters from the Flintstones in an event organised by Muckno Mania Festival (Ireland), in Co Monaghan, Ireland, on 16 July 2010. "We've known all along that we have the best fans in the world and now it's been officially certified by Guinness World Records," said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer.
"Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 has been so amazing for our guests, artists, panelists, authors, sponsors and fans. Beating this Guinness World Record was a fun way to celebrate and show the world what the fans of Salt Lake Comic Con can accomplish when we set our minds to it."
Salt Lake Comic Con had one hour to assemble people in comicbook costumes, certify that the costumes are from comicbooks and count them using our RFID technology. Participants were isolated in a massive auditorium in the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Specialty Hospital of Utah sponsored the attempt as a pre-event and the Superhero Run on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
The Specialty Hospital of Utah is a long-term care facility with a mission of helping seriously ill and injured patients recover and enjoy an active life. Its services are in such high demand that the Hospital needs to expand to meet the need.
This world record attempt and the Superhero Run were set up to help raise awareness and funds for the upcoming expansion project. Actor Sean Astin participated in the Superhero Run Saturday morning and was joined by more than 500 fans to support the Specialty Hospital of Utah.