Dress ups world record attempt: Saturday 5 May at Fed Square
Yes, OK, it’s mostly referred to as cosplay, but I’m a fan of the old fashioned dress ups concept….
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) are attempting to break the Guinness World Record™ for ‘Largest Crowd dressed as Video Game Characters’ on Saturday the 5th of May 2012, from 11am to 2pm at Federation Square, Melbourne. Note the date change, as this event was initially scheduled for a Wednesday.
Residents and visitors of Melbourne are invited to attend COSGAME to help break the world record currently held by Wisconsin, USA with 425 participants.
All participants must register for this event and abide by the Guinness World Record™ guidelines in order to be successfully counted towards this attempt.
To register please visit www.cosgame2012.eventbrite.
FOR ‘LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE DRESSED AS VIDEO GAMES CHARACTERS’
1. All participants must be dressed in costumes representing characters from video games.
2. Characters from other media such as films, television, books and comics are acceptable; however these must have been featured in video games before any subsequent appearances in other media.
a. Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared in a video game in 1991, prior to subsequent television and comic book appearances; therefore Sonic qualifies for the attempt.
b. Batman first featured as a comic book character in 1939, prior to his first appearance as a video game character in 1986; therefore Batman does not qualify.
3. The eligibility of the characters to be considered for the attempt remains at the discretion of Guinness World Records.
4. All participants must be in position simultaneously and remain so for a minimum of 10 minutes.
5. A loud start and finish signal recognised by all participants must be used. Two experienced timekeepers (e.g. from a local athletics club) must time the attempt with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.
6. All participants must wear the costume for the entirety of the attempt.