Escapade make another GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™!
398 MARVEL SPIDER-MEN SET A NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE, RAISING FUNDS FOR HELP FOR HEROES Escapade, a leading fancy dress company, is delighted to announce that it has made history setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for ‘The largest gathering of people dressed as Spider-Man’. The event took place last night at Student Central as part of its Fresher’s Fayre. With an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ judge present, the count stopped at 8.40pm. Following on from their successful Superman event in the Summer of 2013, last night set a global first for this new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title with Escapade providing each participant with a Marvel Comics officially licensed Spider-Man costume. Complete with a gravity defying corde lisse aerial show, competitions involving crowd participation and an unexpected flash-mob dance routine, Student Central members and their guests were treated to a full evening of entertainment as part of the Union’s Fresher’s Fayre week and in turn raised several hundred pounds for Britain’s leading armed forces charity, Help For Heroes. Interest surrounding the event has been considerable, including support from none other than Nicholas Hammond (star of the 1977 live action series ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’) who re-tweeted Escapade’s event and their donation of free Spider-Man costumes to the night’s participants. Commenting on the event, Bhupendra Maisuria, Managing Director of Escapade said: “We are thoroughly delighted with the outcome of the event. We had an overwhelming number of people come and join in to help set this new record title. It was such a fun evening that supported our student community who all put an astounding effort in to raise awareness for Help for Heroes. “I would like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of the night and in particular to all those students who took part. We hope to hold many more events like this in the future.” Steve Harwood, Student Central’s Staff Admin & Performance Manager, said: “Starting University is a big time for students but events like tonight’s is what makes the whole thing so special. It was a great turn-out and our members really loved the chance to put themselves in the history books.” Student Central member (and PhD student) Erik Pazos commented: “I knew of this a long time ago, I even put it in my calendar. Ever since my Mother got me my first Guinness Book of World Records in the year 2000, I’ve always wanted to help make a Guinness World Record and I was just so excited that we were been given a chance to do this." Sue Clack, a Help For Heroes official, stated: “With so many of our heroes still needing as much support as possible, these kind of events really matter. It’s so important to involve as many people as possible, this is the perfect opportunity to make a change for those in need.” Jack Brockbank, an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ judge, was in attendance on the night to confirm the event’s success and presented Hal Sinden from Escapade Fancy Dress with an official certificate presentation on-stage at 8.40pm alongside representatives from Help For Heroes. Pictures, videos and exclusive content from the night can be found via: Enquiries: Hal Sinden (Marketing Executive) 020 7485 7384 About Escapade Founded in 1982 by a troupe of circus performers, Escapade specialised in eye-catching fancy dress hire outfits for only the most daring of partygoers, appearing in the iconic ‘House Of Fun’ music video by Madness. Now, over 30 years on, the long-established party specialists are a one-stop-shop for weekend warriors, birthday ballbreakers and stag & hen party revellers. With fancy dress now as popular as ever, people only need the slightest excuse to dress up as their favourite pop star, film character or comic book hero. With over 12,000 of the finest costumes, masks, wigs, make-up, jewellery and novelty products in the industry available both online and from there London SuperStore (spanning over 5,000 square feet) - there’s simply no excuse not to make your night go with a bang. Thanks to over 3 decades of expertise, Escapade have been approached to provide outfits and accessories to a formidable list of high profile clients, including Harry Styles, Alice Cooper, Gok Wan, Dom Jolly and a considerable selection of publications and production companies such as BBC, CBBC, Walt Disney, MTV, Nickleodeon, Channel 4, Britain’s Got Talent, Endemol, Fremantle, Celebrity Apprentice, Time Out Magazine, Glamour, Tatler, Cosmopolitan and many others. lions Sue Clack (Help For Heroes), Jack Brockbank (Guinness World Records), Hal Sinden (Escapade) and the members of Student Central