We’re off to break the record, the Guinness World Record of Oz!
In honor of Halloween and the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” movie this year, The Star is inviting readers to make Kansas the setting of a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” (Why let Missouri, where Chiefs fans set a decibel record at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 29, have all the Guinness glory?)
The number needed to set a record: more than 1,093, which was set June 13 by the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn.
Details for our rescheduled event: Come in costume to Legends Outlets at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. We will gather by The Legends smokestack (near the Coach outlet) and take a group photo for the record books around 11:30 a.m.
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There will be raffles for prizes and, of course, lollipops. Also, Legends will host four special showings of “Wizard of Oz” at noon, 2:15, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 each.
According to Guinness, participants must be instantly recognizable in their full costumes, which include but are not limited to: Dorothy, the Wizard, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, Uncle Henry, Toto and the Munchkins. A costume cannot be shared by two people.
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “Oz photo” in the subject line, and let us know how many will be in your party. Or just show up!
Record or not, we will publish the group photo on Halloween as a token of our appreciation to everyone who participated.
| Kathy Lu, The Star