Last year Escapade, a Camden-based fancy dress company, smashed the Guinness World Record attempt of gathering as many people dressed as Batman by 150% of that set previously by Sears. This year, they went one better and managed to net 398 Marvel Spider-Men, achieving yet another Guinness World Record.
The Managing Director of Escapade, Bhupendra Maisuria, said, "We are thoroughly delighted with the outcome of the event. 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.”
Escapade provided each participant with their own Spidey costume, and the rest of the event came complete with a gravity defying corde lisse aerial show, competitions involving crowd participation and an unexpected flash-mob dance routine, Student Central members and their guests were treated to a full evening of entertainment as part of the Union’s Fresher’s Fayre week and in turn raised several hundred pounds for Help For Heroes.
Student Central's Staff Admin and Performance Manager, Steve Harwood, said, “Starting University is a big time for students but events like tonight’s is what makes the whole thing so special. It was a great turn out and our members really loved the chance to put themselves in the history books.”
Jack Brockbank, an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ judge, was in attendance on the night to confirm the event’s success and presented Hal Sinden from Escapade with an official certificate presentation on-stage at 8:40pm alongside representatives from Help For Heroes. Pictures, videos and exclusive content from the night can be found Escapade's website.