Largest Comic Book Cosplay Gathering
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29 April 2011, at the International Animation CCJOY LAND, Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China -1,530 participants dressed themselves up as characters from comic books, setting a new Guinness World Records™ record for the largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters. The previous record was 1,016. The event was organized by International Animation CCJOY LAND to celebrate the opening of the JOY LAND. The participants were fans of cosplaying, recruited via the web. They were coming from cities all around China. Before the gathering, all participants put on the costumes of the characters they like and entered into the location. The characters were many varieties, including Batman, Superman, etc. Guinness World Records™ Adjudicator Angela Wu adjudicated at the event. With the help of two experts, she checked if the characters were from comic books and if their costumes were up to the standard. Among all the 1,731 participants, 201 failed to be counted into the total, as they were characters from video games, TV shows and story books. Finally 1,530 participants were counted into the final number. Making sure all the requirements of the guidelines met, the Adjudicator Angela Wu presented the certificate to the representative of the organizer.