Wisconsin Steals Video Game Cosplay World Record From England

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Oh you Londoners thought you were so hot, with your 376 video game cosplayers in one place. Well you just got served by Wisconsin, as the Guinness Book of World Records recognizes an even larger gathering in the state known for its cheese.


The folks at Wisconsin costume company Buyseasons Inc. managed to gather together 425 video game cosplayers in one place yesterday afternoon, shattering the previous record set as some London video game convention back in 2009. A horde of Marios, Pac-Men, and Angry Birds flocked to the special event, eager for a chance to prove there's something interesting to do in Wisconsin. For one brief, shining moment, there was.

Go ahead, scrutinize the photo. You won't find one guy just wearing a Mario hat and jeans (the Naruto headband of video game cosplay). This is the real deal. This just happened. Aw yeah.


So take that, England. First the revolution, and now this. That's what you get for being so freaking colonial. Comeuppance.

Wis. costume company breaks world record [The Washington Examiner]

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Frosted Mini-Wheats

Wasn't Raven Software based in Madison Wisconsin? Other than that, no. I don't know of anything particularly geek friendly in that state. The only rural area is Milwaukee and that place... is not the best city out there.