In an attempt to shatter the record for the most number of individuals dressed as the well-known Marvel superhero at a single public event, some 1,000 people flocked to a significant landmark in the capital of Argentina on Monday.
Influencer Uki Deane from Argentina arranged the event via Instagram with the goal of surpassing a Spider-Man costume event that took place in Malaysia in June, when 685 individuals participated.
With the turnout in Buenos Aires at the iconic obelisk monument, where the audience was a sea of skin-tight blue costumes and red masks, Deane said he was certain of winning the Guinness World Records title.
“We counted more than the seven hundred persons I intended to call forth. “We have over one thousand signatures,” he said to reporters on the spot.
The 33-year-old continued, “It’s crazy what Spider-Man causes; it gives me enormous joy.” A request for comment from Guinness World Records was not immediately answered.
Participants were requested to sign documents and have their photos taken so that the record-keeping organization would have proof of participation. On this bright afternoon, the superhero impersonators dressed as Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s creation cheerfully applauded and sang. One person accessorized his Spider-Man outfit with an Argentine soccer jersey with blue and white stripes, while another donned a red tie and business suit to match their superhero mask.
The Spider-Man suit gave 25-year-old soccer coach Juan Menchon a sense of empowerment.
“I’m very shy, and the mask gives me a lot of freedom to have my say and express myself,” he stated. Others affirmed the transformational abilities of the garment. “As Stan Lee says, anyone can put on the mask,” observed 18-year-old Matias Cones.