Spot yourself: Felixstowe hosts Steampunk Halloween festival

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

Halloween Steampunk Festival at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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 DUNCAN

Steampunk Mummy? Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: 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: Arch

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

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 DUNCAN

Enjoying steampunk at Felixstowe Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: 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 DUNCAN

A Halloween twist to the Steampunk look Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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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 DUNCAN

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

Someone from the Addams family were in attendence Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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The festival will continue on throughout the today.

The world's bluest violin Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

The world's bluest violin Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Steampunk fashion Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

Steampunk fashion Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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

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

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

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

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

Ichabod Steam and his Animatronic Band with the submarine caravan Picture: DAVID SMITH - Credit: Archant

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