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World record attempt questions.

Postby greenthumb85 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:51 pm

I want to organize an attempt to break a world record, but I don't know how it would work to invite a witness from guinness world records.... would they need a ticket, or since it's for official purposes, could they get a free pass for a few hours? What do I need to know, and what do I need to tell Guinness when I apply with them?

Any help would be great!

Oh, and the record attempt is for "the most people dressed as superman in one place"
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Postby Sham » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:05 pm

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/member/faqs.aspx
Check out the Guiness website for the details. At Burning Man, you may have better luck setting a record if it involved people taking their clothes off, rather than having to bring some sort of clothing to wear. ie, "largest naked tug of war"! :shock:
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Postby greenthumb85 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:08 pm

you're probably right about a naked world record, but the current superman record is only 122 people!
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Postby illy dilly » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:42 pm

What about the most people dressed as 'naked superman'
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Postby Ogdenhousedj » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:45 pm

Im sure the critical tits ride is some kinda record
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Postby greenthumb85 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:30 pm

illy dilly wrote:What about the most people dressed as 'naked superman'


I was talking with a camp mate, and he suggested we bring body paint for anyone with out a costume who wants to be a part of the record attempt, so we might have some naked supermen out there!
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Postby Elliot » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:36 pm

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Most naked people painted as Superman -- count me in!
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Postby greenthumb85 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:19 pm

But I guess, even with paint, people still need capes.....
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Postby Tragopogon » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:21 am

If you invite a judge you need to pay for the ticket and travel costs, so I think you're better off applying in advance and just sending in the photographic evidence (or whatever they require) afterwards.

Does "the most people dressed as superman in one place" include all costume variations and derivatives like Supergirl, Superboy, Superdog, etc?

I'm going with a camp of superheroes, so count us in!
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Stringent requirements set by the Guinness World Record Corp

Postby Tragopogon » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:54 am

Apparently Guinness is rather picky about what counts as a Superman costume:

The World Record attempt is open to men, women and children wearing a complete Superman costume consisting of a blue bodysuit, red cape, red trunks, red boots (or spats), yellow belt, and the famous red and yellow "S" logo on the chest. The costumes can either be store-bought or home made.
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Re: Stringent requirements set by the Guinness World Record

Postby greenthumb85 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:40 am

Tragopogon wrote:Apparently Guinness is rather picky about what counts as a Superman costume:

The World Record attempt is open to men, women and children wearing a complete Superman costume consisting of a blue bodysuit, red cape, red trunks, red boots (or spats), yellow belt, and the famous red and yellow "S" logo on the chest. The costumes can either be store-bought or home made.


Where did you find this info?
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Postby Tragopogon » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:12 am

It's from a press release for the 2008 record setting event in Metropolis, Illinois
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuse ... =391764241

I also found a few blog posts about how strict the rules were.

http://blog.mrcostumes.com/2009/06/supe ... world.html
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Postby Tragopogon » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:19 am

Another article on the rules being "a might fussy":

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080719- ... tempt.html
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Postby greenthumb85 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:19 pm

Thanks for the resources, I'll look into all of that
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Postby greenthumb85 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:38 pm

Well, the costume regulations for Guinness are pretty strict, but even if we don't hit the record, it'll still be a fun gathering, there might even be a costume contest so it's not just show up, take a picture, and leave... But the details are still being worked out. We might do a contest for closest resemblance to superman, most creative superman costume, and probably one more category to be determined. Go for a regulation costume or have fun with it, it's up to you.

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Phone booth near the man.

Postby Firelight » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:42 pm

I am totally down for this.

I think we need to get someone to bring a phone booth, maybe even the god phone booth and place it near the man (or wherever this cluster of Superman's will be gathering), so myself and others can make there way to the man in their Clark Kent outfit and switch into their Superman Costume, which is underneath in dramatic fashion. Although this might be harder than they made it appear in the movies and show.

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Postby Firelight » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:46 pm

This could even be one of the prize contests! How fast can you switch from Kent to Superman, while in the phone booth. I bet it would take a good couple of minutes in that cramped space

I have some ideas though. ;)
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Postby Firelight » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:48 pm

Or a prize for fastest flight around the man. Does anyone have an invisible jet pack I can borrow?
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Postby geekster » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:49 pm

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Postby actiongrl » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:34 pm

You will indeed have to procure a ticket for anyone coming inside the event.


Good luck with your attempt!
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Postby Karma » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:05 am

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