Superman! Or should that be Supergirl?

On Friday I was lucky enough to take part in breaking a world record. Yes, friends, I am now a (joint) world record holder. But what for, I hear you ask….pole vaulting? Extreme ironing? Cheese consumption?


On Friday I dressed up like Superman along with 180+ others, and we broke the record for the most people in one place dressed as Superman. My beautiful friend Kaz is part of a company that is fundraising for ‘Help For Heroes’, a charity which supports troops and their families, and they hit upon the record attempt as a way to gain support and raise funds (after the WR, we all headed out across London for two to three hours with buckets and collection tins to collect money for the charity – the City was crawling with superheroes!). It was a great day, for a great cause!

Quick plug: the aforementioned lovely Kaz is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the charity in December. If you’d like to donate, please click here (and many many MANY thank yous if you choose to do so!). So proud of this girl!

And finallement….photos!

Oh so many Supermen! To break the record we all had to stand still in the same place for ten minutes whilst people snapped pictures, counted us over and over, and generally checked us out. Some of the teeny Superbabies found this challenging!

Anna’s friend Simon, my oh-so-pretty and talented friend Anna, and me (with crazy hair, thanks to the humidity!)

Kaz, Simon, and Anna


Thank you so much for inviting me, Kaz – such a great day!

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  1. Kaz Tew
    22nd August 2010 / 9:41 am

    I had such a fab day and thank you so much for coming along xxkaz x

  2. Scarlet Ily
    22nd August 2010 / 11:34 am

    Great cause and awesome photos! I love the last one of you and a friend FLYING… 🙂

  3. Miss Ash
    23rd August 2010 / 12:26 am

    I LOVE this!!! How did everyone end up with the exact same costume is my question??

  4. Christielli
    23rd August 2010 / 2:03 am

    Looks like so much fun! Plus, you can totally save that costume for Halloween this year! (If you want.)

  5. running42k
    23rd August 2010 / 6:21 pm

    very cool. And thankfully no Kryptonite nearby.

  6. wigsf
    23rd August 2010 / 11:11 pm

    That many supermen and superwomen really diminish the concept of superhumanity. What made Superman so "super" was that he was above everybody else in might and power and kindness. If everybody is super, then Superman is just Manman. And that would be a very dull comic book.

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