Guinness World Record Attempt at Salt Lake Comic Con

Largest Gathering of People Dressed Up as Comic Book Characters

Presented by Specialty Hospital of Utah and the Superhero Run
Hall E of the Salt Palace Convention Center (South Entrance)
September 25, 2015 at 6PM

Salt Lake Comic Con fans have already broken the records for Largest First Year Comic Con in North America, Most Attended Convention in Utah and the Largest Convention Per Capita in North America. Now it’s time to take it to the next level and break a WORLD RECORD!

Join thousands of comic book characters for spectacular event to celebrate Salt Lake Comic Con 2015.

The Event

Salt Lake Comic Con is attempting to break the existing World Record for the Largest Gathering of Comic Book Characters on Friday, September 25, 2015. There will be an official Guinness adjudicate on hand to verify the world record attempt.

It is FREE to participate in and does not require an admission ticket to SLCC15 or the Superhero Run. All participants must be registered and dressed as an approved character from the list below.

The first 2500 participatnts will get a FREE Salt Lake Comic Con World Record Attempt commemorative pin.

World Record Attempt & Costume Rules

  • The characters must have only first appeared in comics and not in cartoons, film, video games or any other commercially available format (see our approved list below for ideas and exclusions).
  • All participants must be costumed as one of the characters from the pre-approved list below.
  • Each participant must wear their own outfit. Costumes may not be shared between two or more people. All participants must wear the costume for the entirety of the event.
  • You can dress as official variations of the character long as the characters originated in the comics. For example, Wolverine could appear in either yellow spandex, or in the Hugh Jackman-style costume. HOWEVER, variations from the comic or movie style characters are not allowed. For example, “Steampunk Batman” or “Victorian Black Widow” deviations are not acceptable.
  • All participants must be in position simultaneously and remain so for a minimum of 5 minutes.
  • All participants must be in costume. (Ex: A Superman t-shirt does not count, comfortable shoes are allowed)
  • If you would like to participate in the event and the comic book character you want to dress as was not listed, please fill out the form below for potential approval.

The Current Record

The current record involved 1,530 participants and was achieved at the opening ceremony of the International Animation CCJOY LAND in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, on April 29th, 2011.