Thousands Dress Up as Smurfs to Break World Record in Germany

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It was a sight to behold when 2,762 people got together dressed as Smurfs.

The crowd gathered in Lauchringen in Southern Germany on Feb. 16 to break the world record for the most people dressed as Smurfs in one place. Donning blue body paint and cartoonish outfits, the group knocked the record out of the park.

The attempt is expected to be approved by Guinness World Records in the coming weeks. The record was previously set in 2009 with 2,510 Smurfs.

Fan had to wear a white Smurf hat, white pants and shoes, a blue t-shirt and be painted blue to be counted toward the world record. At the gathering in Germany, people dressed as Papa Smurf, Smurfette and other famous characters and danced to the cartoon's theme song.

Created in Belgium in 1958, the Smurfs, or Schlumpfs as they are known in Germany, is now worth about $8 billion. The cartoon series has been dubbed into 30 languages and is still aired on about 120 channels around the world.


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