Smashing smurfs!

The world record for the largest number of people dressed as Smurfs has been smashed in Swansea, Wales.

A group of 2,510 people, the majority of whom were students from the local university, crammed into the Oceana nightclub to almost double the previous record.

The event, organised by UK fancy dress costume seller Jokers’ Masquerade, was verified at  1am after each participant had to be checked to make sure no natural skin was showing.

The record was previously held  by Castleblayney in Ireland, when 1,253 Smurfs gathered in the high street last year.

Rebecca Oatley of Jokers’ Masquerade said: “Smurf Guinness World Record holder has become an illustrious title. There have been five attempts over the last 18 months, with Swansea trumping Castleblayney’s 1,253 Smurfs recorded last year.”

She added: “We knew that if we were going to break the record, we had to do it in style and 2,510 Smurfs will be a tough act to follow for any budding record-breakers.”

According to Rebecca, this is just the beginning of their world record run: “We are hoping to set, break and smash Guinness World Records for iconic characters from Daleks to superheroes. Watch this space.”