New Guinness World Record Set For Largest Gathering Of People Dressed As Spider-Man

On October 5, at an event organized by Escapade Fancy Dress, a new Guinness World Record for the [...]

On October 5, at an event organized by Escapade Fancy Dress, a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed like Spider-Man, with 398 Spider-Men in attendance.

The event took place at Student Central in Britain as part of the Fresher's Fayre. Money from the event was donated to the Help for Heroes armed forces charity.

You can find out more about the event at the Escapade Fancy Dress website.

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"We are thoroughly delighted with the outcome of the event," Bhupendra Maisuria, Managing Director of Escapade said. "We had an overwhelming number of people come and join in to help set this new record title.  It was such a fun evening that supported our student community who all put an astounding effort in to raise awareness for Help for Heroes. I would like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of the night and in particular to all those students who took part. We hope to hold many more events like this in the future."

"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 Admin & Performance Manager. " It was a great turn-out and our members really loved the chance to put themselves in the history books."

"I knew of this a long time ago, I even put it in my calendar," Student Central member (and PhD student) Erik Pazos commented. "Ever since my Mother got me my first Guinness Book of World Records in the year 2000, I've always wanted to help make a Guinness World Record and I was just so excited that we were been given a chance to do this." 

"With so many of our heroes still needing as much support as possible, these kind of events really matter," Sue Clack, a Help For Heroes official, stated. "It's so important to involve as many people as possible, this is the perfect opportunity to make a change for those in need."