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Superheroes to take over Capitol Hill

- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 17, 2014

Capitol Hill is trading its jackets and ties for capes and tights on Friday afternoon.

Awesome Con, a three-day event in Washington that celebrates comic books and science fiction, is trying to organize the largest group of people ever to assemble dressed as comic book characters, according to a press release from the convention. The group will meet at the Capitol reflecting pool between noon and 2 p.m.

At least 1,531 people would need to show up to break the record, a release said. The previous record was set April 19, 2011, at World Joyland, a Chinese theme park based on the World of Warcraft video game.

An adjudicator from Guinness World Records will be at the event to count people and verify if the record is broken.

If you're thinking of joining, there are a few ground rules. Characters must originally have appeared in comic books, no partial costumes and costumes can't be shared between two or more people.

Awesome Con will run Friday to Sunday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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