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Spot yourself: Felixstowe hosts Steampunk Halloween festival

PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 October 2018 | UPDATED: 19:00 28 October 2018

Halloween Steampunk Festival at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

Halloween Steampunk Festival at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

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It’s futuristic, classical and steam-powered - it is the Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival taking place at Landguard Fort this weekend.

The festival, which celebrates Steampunk, a blending of Victorian fashion with technological advancement, was a roaring success.

Steampunk Mummy? Picture: SONYA DUNCANSteampunk Mummy? Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

Dozens of punters turned up to Landguard Fort and Felixstowe Museum in their Steampunk finery.

A Halloween Steampunk Festival at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A Halloween Steampunk Festival at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Last night featured a Night of the Macabre with visitors exploring dark tunnels and rooms packed before a “weird and whacky” cabaret show.

Enjoying steampunk at Felixstowe Picture: SONYA DUNCANEnjoying steampunk at Felixstowe Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

There was live music, magic shows, birds of prey, a Meccano display, hamster racing and Wild-West style shoot-outs.

A Halloween twist to the Steampunk look Picture: SONYA DUNCANA Halloween twist to the Steampunk look Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

Children learnt archery, met Bob the Steampunk Dog and solved the pumpkin quiz trail.

Not sure who gave this pirate an eight-string guitar Picture: SONYA DUNCANNot sure who gave this pirate an eight-string guitar Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

The adults were invited to visit the Time Travelling Tea Tent, explored the Steampunk marketplace and enjoyed the wacky Wattingers.

Someone from the Addams family were in attendence Picture: SONYA DUNCANSomeone from the Addams family were in attendence Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

The festival will continue on throughout the today.

The world's bluest violin Picture: SONYA DUNCANThe world's bluest violin Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

Steampunk fashion Picture: SONYA DUNCANSteampunk fashion Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

A Halloween Steampunk Festival at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A Halloween Steampunk Festival at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A Halloween Steampunk Festival at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A Halloween Steampunk Festival at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Ichabod Steam and his Animatronic Band with the submarine caravan Picture: DAVID SMITHIchabod Steam and his Animatronic Band with the submarine caravan Picture: DAVID SMITH

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