Attempting to Set the World Record for Most Frida Kahlo Lookalikes in One Place: It Happened in Dallas

Fun fact: The Dallas Museum of Art and the Latino Center for Leadership Development celebrated Frida Kahlo’s 110th birthday last week. And the festivities were capped off with an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo in one space.

According to the rules of Frida Fest, to participate in the record attempt, individuals had to provide their own costume, and make sure their costumes included the following elements:

  • A unibrow drawn onto the face joining the eyebrows. This can be done with make-up or by sticking hair.
  • Artificial flowers worn in the hair, a minimum of three artificial flowers must be worn.
  • A red or pink shawl.
  • A flower-printed dress that extends to below the knees on all sides; the dress must not have any slits up the side.

Notes NPR, there’s “no official word yet on whether a record was set, but prior to Thursday, there didn’t appear to be another record-holder listed in the Guinness World Records.”

You can see a gallery of 44 photos on the museum’s Facebook page. Enjoy.

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Gongora and Kathy Tran — at Dallas Museum of Art.

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Gongora and Kathy Tran — at Dallas Museum of Art.

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