UK cosplayers set Guinness World Record

GameSpot UK headed out this morning to join the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition world record attempt for "The Largest Gathering of Games Characters." Given that the world record did not exist before this attempt, those taking part were safe in the knowledge of beating it. The gathering took...

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GameSpot UK headed out this morning to join the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition world record attempt for "The Largest Gathering of Games Characters." Given that the world record did not exist before this attempt, those taking part were safe in the knowledge of beating it.

The gathering took place on the Millennium Bridge in London (a convenient stone's throw from the GameSpot UK office). Guy, Alex, and Luke showed what good sports they were by dressing up, but sadly there weren't enough costumes for Laura and me. Well, someone had to take the photos.

Guy was dressed as Bubba, and Alex as Julius, both from Electronic Arts' rhythm game Boogie, and Luke went as Travis Touchdown from Suda-51's No More Heroes.

There were some great characters at the event: Sonic the Hedgehog put in an appearance, along with various Final Fantasy characters, including a very cold-looking Yuna and Rikku. There was also a Lara Croft, Tails, and a guy who actually looked frighteningly like Gordon Freeman from the Half-Life series.

According to a Guinness spokesperson, over 80 cosplayers turned up. It was great fun! Check out some pictures from the event.

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