THE streets of a seaside town were alive with a buzzing atmosphere of wild and whacky costumes for its Goth weekend.

Whitby was once again taken over for its famous Goth weekend by people in costume.

The Northern Echo: Whitby Goth weekend PICTURE: Shane Dew

The Goth weekend is hosted twice a year in town and this time it coincides with Halloween.

The weekend is a staple of the town and attracts many people dressed in their best, from vampires, skeletons and steampunk.

The Northern Echo: Whitby Goth weekend

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Independent traders were also out in force at the weekend's Bizarre Bazaar selling gothic gifts and accessories.

The Northern Echo: Whitby Goth weekend PICTURE: Brian Gray

The event celebrates the town's Gothic past which began with the story of Dracula in the ruins of Whitby's gothic abbey.

This year the town was blessed with sunny weather for the majority of the weekend.

The Northern Echo: Whitby Goth weekend PICTURE: Shane Dew

Whitby has been hosting Goth weekends since 1994 and the event has got bigger and bigger. It plays a big role in supporting local independent businesses.

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