“You see all races here. You even see men getting into the spirit.”
On July 7th, over a thousand people gathered, dressed as Frida Kahlo, and attempted to break a world record for most impersonators gathered at one time. To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Mexican painter’s birth, the Dallas Museum of Art hosted all of the costumed Kahlos. They all agreed to wear similar attire, consisting of floral print dresses, shawls, flowers in their hair and the world-famous unibrow. They beat out the records for most Elvis and Harry Potter impersonators, which were 895 and 676, respectively.
Over 1100 people gathered and dressed up as Mexican painter Frida Khalo to celebrate what would have been her 110th birthday.
— Dallas Museum of Art (@DallasMuseumArt) July 7, 2017
The Dallas Museum of Art partnered with Latino Center for Leadership Development to bring the project to reality.
— LatinoCLD (@latinocld) July 6, 2017
The Latino Center for Leadership Development is, as its name suggests, a training and educational program for helping cultivate leadership in the Latino community.
This time-lapse shows just how many impersonators showed up to participate.
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) July 10, 2017
The Museum issued guidelines in this helpful video on how to properly dress like Kahlo.
They also made sure to post a photo to guide impersonators as well.
Men, women, and children were encouraged to dress as the famous painter.
Whole families joined in on the fun as well.
Besides being counted for the record attempt, the Kahlos attended activities, exhibits, and performances, too.
And at the end of the day, they all gathered for a large group photo.
And most importantly, the museum made sure to have Kahlo’s art on full display.
— NALEO (@NALEO) July 6, 2017
Would you have joined in on the Frida-fun?