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It's a Bird, It's a Plane...It's Superman on The Mall

In an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, people dressed as super heroes and villains gather on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
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.
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
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