What’s cuter than one kid dressed as Harry Potter? Almost 700 of them.
That’s what happened when 676 children gathered at the lawn of Smithills Hall in Bolton, England to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first novel of the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed like Harry Potter. The gathering beat the previous record holder, which had 521 participants.
To beat the record, the little Potters had to wear Harry’s trademark round glasses and lightning shaped scar, as well as a Gryffindor tie and wand. They all had to stand together for five minutes to make it official.
The record breaking attempt was organized by the Bolton Library and Museum Services, and Bloomsbury Publishing, which publishes the Harry Potter series in the United Kingdom.
The Harry Potter series is a line of novels that followed a young boy of the same name, who battles Lord Voldemort, an evil wizard who wants to become immortal and take control of the wizarding and Muggle (non-magic) world. It spawned a series of successful films, offshoots, and themed attractions in theme parks, becoming one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
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