Will Ferrell has broken a Guinness World Record for the most people gathered in the same place dresses as a superhero.

His stunt coincides with the release of DreamWorks cartoon "Mega Mind".

The only stipulation for todays event was that those taking part had to be dressed as a superhero that would be easily recognizable from a comic, movie or TV show. An amazing 1,580 superheros turned up at the L.A. Staples Center.

Ferrell asked that everyone stay in costume for the entire month of October to set another record. I'd like to see that happen.