In pictures: Thousands take part in Whitby Goth Weekend

Colourful costumes abounded as revellers enjoyed the twice-yearly event on the weekend before Halloween.

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Last updated: 28 October 2018 - 5.50pm

Thousands of people have taken part in the Whitby Goth Weekend.

The gathering took place ahead of Halloween.

The seaside town has been hosting the now twice-yearly event since 1994, and has become a hotspot for goths from around the world.

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The seaside town is where Bram Stoker found some of his inspiration for Dracula after he stayed there in 1890 (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The chilling scene where Count Dracula first sets foot on English soil – in the guise of a black dog – is set in Whitby (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The festival has been a twice-yearly event since 1997, with the other event taking place to mark the start of springtime in April (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The influx provides a timely boost for the seaside town, bringing an estimated £1.1 million into the town’s coffins… sorry, coffers (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The event is host to people from a number of sub-cultures, including steampunk enthusiasts as well as people in a variety of costumes from the world of books, comics, film and TV (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The festival has welcomed acts such as Aurelio Voltaire and Sigue Sigue Sputnik (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The event is being run in co-operation with the Bram Stoker Estate (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Talking a walk in the church grounds (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Night falls on Whitby (Danny Lawson/PA)

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