Rather intelligently, Guinness knows this record will not stand.
Originally Posted by news article
Gaz Deaves, editor of the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition said “We’re pleased to kick off this category here in London and hope other star trek fans around the world will come forward to break this record again”
Congratz on the record. But seriously, 99 people? You couldn't get one more to make it an even triple digit 100. I get it's a new category so I'm not worried about that, for me the glaring thing was they missed the century mark by 1 whole person. If it were me and I were there I'd have grabbed someone off the street, a can of green makeup, and had them strip to their underwear to make a homemade Orion to get to 100.
Heehee! Looks like I might be the first actual atendee to post up here! XD If I'm not, then hey-ho!
In defence of the "only 99 people", the facebook site had 191 people listed as attending. I guess 92 of them either couldn't get a costume in time (Like Alex Sim-Wise almost didn't), were late (I bumped into people arriving after the meet was over), or just reconsidered.
Still, yes. It wasn't half bad. Bloody cold made even worse by Starfleet uniforms having a tendancy to be incredably thin fabric. Darn you Klingon people with your furs! 8P
... maybe I should have grabbed a selection of the Tribbles that were braught along. Could have skinned a few and made a nice vest...
As has been said in this thread already, the requirement for a World Record is that a representative of Guinness be there. That's the reason 99 is currently the World Record.
Some official from one of those conventions needs to invite Guinness to the convention, and somehow get an official tally of how many people attending are in costumes sufficient enough to count. Just wearing pointy ears wouldn't count. I don't think that would be too difficult, and I'm sure the record of 99 won't stand for more than about six months.