Guinness World Record turnout for Jay & Silent Bob cosplay

Kevin Smith absolutely loves Red Bank. That love was thoroughly expressed in the morning hours of Saturday, August 5th, as a Guinness World Record attempt was made by hundreds of devoted fans.

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The event drew hundreds of fans cosplaying as the famous duo.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, as well as Kevin Smith’s 47th birthday, the tandem along with the folks from AMC’s Comic Book Men, attempted to break a Guinness World Record with fans cosplaying as the famous duo. Hundreds arrived during the early morning hours to take part in the attempt.

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Red Bank’s Kevin Smith delivering donuts to the fans waiting.

Kevin Smith showed up to deliver some fresh donuts to all of the fans cosplaying, showing the kind of gratitude the actor/director/writer has for the fans. And speaking of the fans, they were dressed from head to toe replicating either Jay or Silent Bob. Jason Mewes was also on hand to help organize the crowd for the Guinness World Record attempt.

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Jay & Silent Bob hanging out with the fans after the celebrations.

Besides the celebration event, it’s amazing to see the kind of culture and atmosphere these kind of events bring into the community. There was even a marriage proposal as well at some point! Don’t forget to check out some of the great photos we snapped from the event below.