Earlier this month I visited The Whitby Goth Weekend. It takes place twice a year, once in April and once at the end of October. It attracts lots of photographers because of all the people who attend wearing interesting costumes. It’s not only Goths who attend either, it’s become popular with Steampunks and those interested in Cosplay. The event at the end of October also attracts those in Halloween costumes. 

Whitby Goth Weekend – Photographs from April 2019 Event

It was actually a last minute decision to attend the Whitby Goth Weekend in April. I found a cheap single room at the Royal Hotel which is conveniently located behind the famous whale bone arch. It was not the first time I’ve been to the Whitby Goth Weekend, having attending twice before (once in April and once in October). The weather was kind during the weekend and I was pleased with the photographs I obtained. Here are just a few examples:

Whitby Goth Weekend April 2019 - Steampunk Guy Steve Kay
Steve Kay – Incredible Steampunk costume

I got chatting to the guy above who is called Steve Kay. He and his partner / wife actually met at a Steampunk gathering and attend a number of such events each year. He also owns a VW Camper Van called the Steamvagon!

Beautiful Woman at Whitby Goth Weekend April 2019
One of my favourite images from the weekend

The woman above came with her friend and I really liked her look. You can’t see it in this photo but she had black lace gloves and black stockings. Some photographers were asking her to remove her glasses for photographs which I thought was a shame. In my opinion glasses really suit her and the look she had that day. 

Whitby Goth Weekend April 2019 - Young Blonde Woman
Another great look
Whitby Goth Weekend April 2019 - Spooky Look
How long must the makeup take?

During the weekend I took lots of photographs. If you are interested in seeing more then feel free to visit my Facebook or Instagram pages (links in footer). If you are interested in attending a Whitby Goth Weekend, the next one takes place between 25th-27th October 2019. For more information you can visit the official website.