An avid Pokémon fan named Tom Kent has managed to break a Guinness World Record for constructing the world’s largest balloon costume, featuring none other than Pikachu. Read on below to learn more about this feat and check out the following video:
Tom managed to tie together each balloon to make a three dimensional, 262 cm (103 in) high and 159 cm (62 in) wide suit. His love of Pikachu stems from childhood, when a young Tom would play Pokémon video games on his Game Boy and watch the television series. It wasn’t until recently that he thought about recreating the Pocket Monster in his favourite art form.
It took Tom about 10 hours to create this incredible character costume. Like all masters, he began with the basics, starting with small balloon dogs and swords at the age of fourteen. Tom says that one of the most challenging aspects of attending events with a balloon costume is ensuring that excited children don’t accidentally pop them!