Thursday, 23 April 2015

A Super DC Super Hero Day!

Last weekend we took part in a Guinness World Record attempt to have the most people ever dressed as DC Super Heroes worldwide at the same time. When I was invited I thought it would be a good thing for my 2 little boys, I actually had no idea what a huge breath of fresh air it would be for us all!


As it turns out, dressing up as a Superhero DOES give you special powers. It makes you smile. I don't know if it's because you look awesome, if it's because you are someone else, or if it's because everyone else views you as someone else, but it has true magic.



I wasn't dressed up, but the magic rubs off. I had 4 Super Heroes with me, plus one of our older lads, who's always a Superhero anyway (he regularly gets up with the little boys at the weekends, so he's a Superhero in my book). We arrived bright and early and we had a good look around the Toys R Us store where the event was taking place. Even that was somewhat surreal..


My The Flash felt it entirely necessary to look at the LEGO DC Super Heroes sets - it's not every day there's a LEGO character of you on sale...


A quick round of LEGO Batman 3 on the PS4 - and yes, we bought it, it's awesome and my 5 and 6 year old boys actually completed it before school today - that's a record for them - only 5 days for a full game!!


It seems we caught the attention of the local press, and The Flash was called on for a photoshoot...


Our younger two weren't interested in the photoshoot, they were too busy checking out the DC toys and other items on sale..


Clearly our youngest in as yet unaware of the upcoming movie and the fact Superman and Batman aren't the greatest of buddies at the moment...


Then it was back outside for the World Record Attempt. All of the Super Heroes lined up and streamed into the arena - it may not have been an immense turnout, but it was still mightily impressive!


EVERYONE had a huge grin the whole time, it really was a great thing to be a part of.
 

There were loads of games for the children, and a compere who was brilliant! He really got into it and kept everyone going, even through a 10 minute delay because of camera problems - not many people can keep an arena full of mainly children dressed as Super Heroes happy, but he managed it.

 
We spotted a couple of people we knew - including the We're Going On An Adventure Super Heroes. 


Geoffrey was dressed up with a Super Hero cape! 


Even Batman gets tired eventually though, but you'll be pleased to know after a refreshing nap on the drive home he was ready to go and save the planet once more....


This is my favourite photo from the day - they all looked great. (I do want to say thank you to Rubies Costume Company for the awesome outfits). It was a brilliant thing to be a part of, and if anyone is contemplating dressing as a Super Hero, I'd say 'do it'. I can totally see why my little brother spent 2 years of his childhood dressed as Spiderman now....


As if that wasn't enough, the World Record was broken! Yeeay! And so Warner Brothers sent my Super Heroes some great DC goodies to say thank you. Even more awesome.



We were told about the event by Warner Brothers, who sent us our costumes from Rubies. Anyone could attend, and I can't wait for the next one!

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  1. This looks like so much fun. I love the photo of the view of all the capes.

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    1. It was lovely, it really was. It might have been a bit of escapism, but it was just what we needed :) xx

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  2. I love this post; i love the fun that you had, I love how awesome your superheroes look and I love the smiles. Glad you had a day of superhero-ing! xx

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    1. It was awesome, it really was. Looking forward to Nottingham Comicon even more now!! :)

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  3. Your daughter looks awesome! What a great day and such a great thing to be a aprt of. Love the photo of them from behind x

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    1. She looked absolutely beautiful, didn't she? The costume clearly brought out her confidence too. So many smiles :) x

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  4. wow! that event is fantastic! I love your superheroes family!

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    1. Cheers Eileen! :D They are a Super Hero family - all of them x

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  5. That looks like great fun. Glad you all had a great day.

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    1. It was, it was awesome. Great fun indeed :) x

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  6. What a fab event to be a part of and your superheroes looked amazing!

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    1. They did look really cool and my youngest has apparently told everyone at school that he broke a World Record! :)

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  7. What ace pictures :D I've linked you into our write up from the day too x

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    1. I've just seen! Thanks Colette, you have to make it next time, it was great :) x

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