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Wave Gotik Treffen – The Goth Festival of Leipzig

The festival-friendly city of Leipzig, in Germany, has hosted the 19th edition Wave Gotik Treffen, considered the world’s largest Goth event.

Around 25,000 Goth fans, from all over Europe, gathered in Leipzig, four a 3 day festival (22 – 24 May), that started back in 1992. Covered in tons of eyeliner and makeup, and sporting shiny jewelry and extreme piercings, attendees paraded their eccentric outfits, on the city streets, and turned Leipzig into a dark fantasy realm, if only for a few days.

During the Wave Gotik Treffen, Goth enthusiasts enjoy Goth rock concerts, theatrical performances, film premieres, exhibitions and discussions on various philosophical topics. Take a look at some of the coolest costumes from the recently ended Wave Gotik Treffen 2010:

Photo by Sebastian Willnow / APN

Photo by Hendrik Schmidt / DPA

Photo by AP

Photo by Sebastian Willnow / DDP

Photo by Hendrik Schmidt / DPA

Photo by Sebastian Willnow / DDP

Photo by Sebastian Willnow / DDP

Photo by Hendrik Schmidt / DPA

Photo by Sebastian Willnow / DDP

Photos via Stern.de and Spiegel.de

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