Melbourne sets new record for most people sporting superhero costumes

May 30th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, May 30 (ANI): Aussies have shattered the world record for the most number of people sporting superhero costumes in one location in Melbourne.

The previous Guinness World Record of 1091 people wearing super hero costumes in the one place held by Britain was smashed as 1245 people - dressed as Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern and other comic book heroes - gathered at Federation Square.

“We did it, we broke the record my brother,” quoted Preston Lewis, the managing director of Warner Bros. Consumer Products in Australia, as saying.

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

The youngest hero was nine-day-old Rhys Hapmton, of Sunbury.

His mum Elise Guymer said: “He’s following in the footsteps of his two brothers who are always dressing up as Batman.

“He’s the Bat Baby of the family.’

The event marked the 75th anniversary of the release of the first DC comic. (ANI)

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