Melbourne Sets Superhero Record

The Guinness World Record for the most number of people wearing superhero costumes in one location has been broken in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne smashed the previous record of 1091 people wearing super hero costumes in the one place held by the UK, when 1245 people gathered at Federation Square.

The Central Business District was no place for bad guys on Saturday with Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern and other comic book heroes portrayed hundreds of times over by people of all ages, genders, shapes and sizes.

Superman was the most popular hero, closely followed by Batman, Robin and Spider Man.

The girls were out in force too, dressed as Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Super Girl and Hawk Girl.

The managing director of Warner Bros. Consumer Products in Australia, Preston Lewis, shouted triumphantly in his American accent: “We did it, we broke the record.”

“To see all those people, young and old, families, babies in Fed Square was great, they were so enthusiastic,” he said.

The youngest hero was nine-day-old Rhys Hapmton, of Sunbury. His mother, Elise Guymer, said superheroes run in her family.

“He’s following in the footsteps of his two brothers who are always dressing up as Batman,” Ms Guymer said.

“He’s the Bat Baby of the family.”

The event was held to celebrated the 75th anniversary of the release of the first DC comic.

Watch a slideshow of the event HERE.

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One thought on “Melbourne Sets Superhero Record

  1. Ali says:

    Cool fotos! I like it!

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