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World Record Set For Trekkies In Costume In London – Report & Photos February 14, 2010

by Daniel Lewis , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Star Trek Online , trackback

Today in London, Namco Bandai organized a world record attempt at the largest gathering of people in Star Trek costumes. The stunt was done to promote Star Trek Online in Europe and according to the people at Guinness, they set the record. TrekMovie has a full set of pictures from the event below.


London gathering sets fan costume record

Report and photos from Daniel Lewis

The costume gathering stunt was conducted at 1PM on Sunday at the Millennium Bridge in London.

Trek fans in costume at the Millennium Bridge

This is the first time Guinness World Records have ever been called upon to adjudicate such an event and judges were ably assisted by Giles Aston, a Star Trek aficionado and professional ‘Captain Jean-Luc Picard’ impersonator in determining the authenticity of the participants’ cosplay attempts.


Giles Aston with some of the Trek fans at the record attempt

The Guinness people were on hand, and they counted a total of 99 fans (probably less than Namco was hoping for). But the adjudicators from Guinness determined it was the new world record and awarded it on the spot.

Trek costumers holding the Guinness certification

As it was Valentine’s Day, the event also drew some couples who were showing off their Trek love.

 Joe Holyome and his girlfriend Aurora Schmidt (from the USA) show some original series Trek love

A couple dressed in the wedding outfits of Worf and Jadzia from "Deep Space Nine"

And if you were a Trek boy looking for love, there were all sorts of Trek girls on hand, including of course, an Orion.

Some of the ladies of the Trek costume record attempt

Charlotte Mason shows it is easy to be green

A couple more ladies at the Trek event

More photos

And here are even more photos from the event today.


All photos by Daniel Lewis. Visit Daniel at or follow him on twitter at



1. Pat D. - February 14, 2010

Awesome! This needs to become a worldwide event!!

2. Vorus - February 14, 2010

Wow, that Cardassian guy’s makeup looks really good! And Giles Aston really does look quite a bit like Picard.

Pretty cool.

3. Vorus - February 14, 2010

Actually, looking at the large size pic, the Cardie “makeup” is just a mask with slits cut in the eyes. Not so impressive after all. Oh well, it looks good from a distance.

4. stephen whelan - February 14, 2010

may i say…i think star trek has the most attractive female fans

5. jas_montreal - February 14, 2010

I like this a lot.

6. Kerri - February 14, 2010

Do shuttlecraft have a weight limit?

Yeah. I went there.

7. somethoughts - February 14, 2010

Anthony which one are you? :)

That guy looks like Picard!

8. Anthony Pascale - February 14, 2010

Anthony is the guy thousands of miles away in Los Angeles! This article was submitted by Daniel Lewis (as noted in the article)

9. Capt. Roykirk - February 14, 2010

Do we know how many people there actually were? I don’t see it in the article.

10. Imrahil - February 14, 2010

So how many did they actually end up with?

11. shadow - February 14, 2010

lol @ the one guy wearing an Enterprise era uniform. Glad that show got some representation there too!

12. Anthony Pascale - February 14, 2010

the answer to how many people is actually in the article, read it dont just look at the pictures maybe?

13. S. John Ross - February 14, 2010

Entirely awesome, and Galileo Girl even moreso :)

14. Imrahil - February 14, 2010

Oh. I did read the first part (which is where I thought the info would be) and thought the rest were captions.

15. kesseljunkie - February 14, 2010

The emotion I feel reading about this is a new one. It’s a mixture of shame and amusement. I hereby coin the term “Shameusement.”

And for the record, it’s pretty much the same thing I feel when I’m around the 501st.

(And this is all said tongue-in-cheek and with love for all of you who read the first two sentences and feel that righteous anger that someone attacked your sacred cow. Just to clarify.)

16. somethoughts - February 14, 2010


I thought the entire was there hehe I bet that cardassian was boborci

17. Gabriel Bell - February 14, 2010

Awesome job by the Brits going for this, but I have to say, there are definitely more than 100 Trekkies in costume in the main hall at the Las Vegas convention every year. Not even a question.

I wouldn’t bet a single quatloo on the legitimacy of this record.

18. Kirk's Flying Wig - February 14, 2010

Ah, I fondly remember that orange hi-viz jacket and white hard hat making a short-lived appearance in Trek. It’s a shame TPTB went and changed it all.

Gabriel Bell, Guiness World Records has never been invited to judge any world record attempt in Vegas.

19. Lancelot Narayan - February 14, 2010

I love my city! This is a great idea and next time maybe it could be done for charity….?

20. Newman - February 14, 2010

Where are all the cute Trekkie girls in Canada???????


21. Nick Cook - February 14, 2010

Wish I could have gone to this, but the timing wasn’t exactly ideal.

Giles is a pretty cool guy, and does look a lot like Patrick Stewart. Only younger and taller. :)

22. Charlotte Mason - February 14, 2010

Wow, I look a bit out of it in my solo shot.

It was a great little event, and a good chance to chat to some other Trekkies in person, but summer next time, PLEASE!

23. doctor EMH. - February 14, 2010

Vere cool, becouse in one place have many trekkies .

24. Michael - February 14, 2010

Awesome beyond words !!!

25. Elias - February 14, 2010

So I’m thinking. . . do an American one to beat it in say . . . Riverside, Iowa?

26. MDSHiPMN - February 14, 2010


27. Capt. Roykirk - February 14, 2010

Wow, only 99. Seems kind of small to me.
@ 25, America should so do that!

Side note, Shuttlecraft girl is pretty cute.

28. Captain Dunsel - February 14, 2010

If Giles Aston had been cast as Shinzon in “Nemesis”, I might have bought the cloning story.

And why is that so many “Klingons” at events like this end up looking more like a Mog from “Space Balls”?

29. April Hebert - February 14, 2010

They won an award for the most people in Trek costumes with 99 people? Seriously? We could kick that record’s ASS any day at the STLV convention this year!!!!! Who’s with me?

30. rm10019 - February 14, 2010

The girl in the red pointing the phaser and the vulcan girl are just adorable! Good on them for embracing the geekdom and looking great doing it!

31. T'Panga - February 14, 2010

I was there. Vulcan 9th photo down.

Why were there so few Vulcans? Vulcans are obviously the coolest.

@ Capt Roykirk, I know Shuttlecraft girl ;) She won a best costume prize.

32. Capt. Roykirk - February 14, 2010

@ T’Panga. Really? cool. You got her number too? ;)

33. T'Panga - February 14, 2010

Yes, So does her boyfriend, The USS Enterprise.

34. Michelle - February 14, 2010

Wow! That guy’s Cardassian makeup was very well done I thought. That looks like a lot of fun. :)

35. Anthony Pascale - February 14, 2010

April (and others)

i am already thinking we should try and beat the record in vegas this year. I have already contacted Creation to see if they want to be involved

stay tuned

36. Edgar Governo - February 14, 2010

Kudos for making this happen, but I doubt it’ll last as the official record once someone at a con (or at least somewhere warm ;)) organises an attempt to break it.

37. Galileo Girl - February 14, 2010

That’s 99 people who braved hailstorms, TFL engineering works, rail replacement buses and ruddy London weather early on a Sunday in the middle of February. I think it’s a bloody miracle that there were so many people!

38. Chronos - February 14, 2010

Very cool! Looks like they had a good time!

I wonder if a Trek convention, Comic Con, or Dragon*Con have had more Star Trek costumers?

(Very impressed with “Dr. Crusher” up there. ^_^ )

39. Nick Cook - February 14, 2010

@ Chronos. Agreed on Dr Crusher. :)

40. William - February 14, 2010

@30, I couldn’t agree more about the redhead pointing the phaser. She looks like perfection itself.

41. ryanhuyton - February 14, 2010

Those are some great costumes! Now, if someone was able to dress up as a Gorn or a Tholian, then it’l take the whole thing to a new level.
The Borg Queen would be nice too.

The Orion Girl, Captain Picard, and Dr. Crusher were the best in my opinion.

42. Anthony Pascale - February 14, 2010

Some of the people in the photos have contacted us via twitter If you follow
you will see that some of the girls above, including the girl in red with the phaser, ‘shuttle girl’ and the blonde in TOS blue have been identified

43. Anthony Pascale - February 14, 2010

by the way, I want to thank Daniel for doing such a good job on the photos above. Really top notch work

44. RenderedToast - February 14, 2010

Oh my GOD, that one on the right is absolutely amazing.

45. Commander RetroX - February 14, 2010

So how many of those good looking girls are models hired by namco/bandai.

On the actual event, it could have been really cool to lauch STO in europe with something like this but they should have given more notice, maybe done it on not valentines day? and maybe actually had something there to attract people to play, and advertise STO properly.(A marque with play throughs for passing public). Just seem more of the ubder geeks getting dressed up with a few models for pointless record thats going to get broken now :P

46. Anthony Pascale - February 14, 2010

I have been contacted by most of the ‘good looking girls’ today via twitter, all seem to be genuine scifi nerds. i have posted some of their twitter ids via

If Bandai were faking this, they would have come up with more than 99 people

47. Culf - February 14, 2010

@45 I find it amusing that you think those girls are models, as I know a few of them, and know that they just love Trek.
The Vulcan girl a lot of people have commented on, for example, is a good friend of mine (I’m actually the girl standing next to her), and I can assure you she was there because she has a huge crush on Spock, rather than because she was hired.
Oh, and I met some of the other girls at a convention once. They were lining up early for a panel with George Takei. Girls like Trek too. Don’t stereotype.

48. DJT - February 14, 2010

Looks like it was a lot of fun.

49. DJT - February 15, 2010

My hottie votes go to Beverly Crusher and Vulcan girl. But that’s narrowing things down a bit.

50. U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232 - February 15, 2010

Seems like they had a lot of fun. A world record for Star Trek and to all us Trekkies!!!

51. Shepherd - February 15, 2010

When you have a group of cute girls in TOS uniforms, you don’t photograph them from the waist up!!!!

Geez, any nerd could tell you that!!

52. Evilduck - February 15, 2010

As one of the group of TOS uniform girls, I can say we were definately not hired to be there!

53. Barking Alien - February 15, 2010

We Americans now have photographic documentation that we’ve been jipped. Britian has all the incrediblely hot Star Trek fans.

Damn. I knew there was a reason I loved my trips to London.

54. Jane - February 15, 2010

trekkies amuse me.

the cardassian dude looks really real. cool.

im a bit embarrased about this, but hey, who are we to stop them if they are really into it? it would be kinda fun to attend one of these things, wouldnt it?

too bad where i live hardly anyone is this enthusiastic :(

55. SPOCKBOY - February 15, 2010

God I love Star Trek : )

56. Lt. Bailey - February 15, 2010

#29 April

Lisa & and I will be with you at the 2010 CON in LV, ready to best that number. Same goes for Gerry & Francine I am sure.

57. Ancient Trekkerina, Alabama, USA - February 16, 2010

Very, very cool!! And all generations! Kudos to ALL attendants for their excellent costumes & make-up! Notebly, the Cardassian (especially photos #14 & 18–great face AND neck!); the venerable rotund Klingon (photo 17) & Dax & Worf wedding couple, (photo 6 etc.)–lot of quilting & work in Klingon costumes! Most impressive. I spoke to a perfectly-Klingon-garbed fan at a ST convention yrs. ago, and he said it took him about 10 yrs to collect all the correct bits & peices for the final costume.); Doppleganger Capt. Picard–Wow! (Photo 3, 15, 20 etc.); Vulcan on the bridge looks good (photo 4, etc.), and actually wearing the shuttlecraft is quite clever (photo 10, etc.). #5–sweet Valentine pic ! All in all, How FUN!

58. Charla - February 16, 2010


Surely we here in the US can beat 99! I mean kudos for the efforts of those in London, and they looked great but I think we could do it!

Keep us posted!


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60. LCDR Arch - February 17, 2010

I was at Vegas TREK 40th. I would be very surprised if we did not have over 100.

2016 50th Las Vegas. This record goes DOWN. Lets get 200+

61. Captain T-Rav - February 18, 2010

So I’m totally curious who the blonde girl was (she won the xbox)… she is really pretty! But dang, so are most of the girls I saw in the video and in the pictures!

I wish I lived in London! xD

62. sakuraso - February 20, 2010

#61: That would be me, I won the xbox :)
Thank you!

63. Tripnx01 - March 15, 2010

cheers shadow i do my best for enterprise lol

64. David E ryan - April 12, 2010

That look like it was a lot fun , But it does not look like they are going to hold that record very long.
There two attemps planned on May 1, One in the uSA at the vulcan events convention 4/30 – 5/02 the attempt will take place at 11:00am and at 6 pm at fed Con in Bonn germany they will also take on the record what ever it is at that time.
Alos at trek fest in Riverside Iowa the future home of Jame T Kirk they are also planning an attemp the weekend of june 23, I also have heard talk of vegas in august or dragon con in sept.. so 99 will not be the number to beat for very long is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.