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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s Superman on The Mall

Superheroes and villains attend the 2014 Guinness World Records attempt to break the record for the largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters on the National Mall on April 18, in Washington, DC. At 237 characters, the attempt fell short of the current record of more than 1,500 which was set in China in 2011. Paul Morigi / Getty Images
Image: Awesome Con 2014 Guinness World Records attempt
Superheroes and villians attend the Awesome Con 2014 Guinness World Records attempt to break the record for the largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters on the National Mall on April 18, in Washington, DC. The record attempt was a partnership between the Museum of Science Fiction and Awesome Con, which gets underway Friday to celebrate "all aspects of geekdom and pop culture." Paul Morigi / Getty Images