The best thing about being a Steampunk

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Steampunks have taken over Lincoln for the weekend in the biggest festival of its kind, but it’s not just about the splendid outfits.

Thousands are expected to descend on the city over the weekend for the tenth annual Asylum Steampunk Festival.

Asylum is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the world, so people travel from all over the world to take part.

No two people are dressed the same for the festival, but many sport corsets, waistcoats, top hats, goggles and other fantastical accessories.

But many Steampunks say it’s not just about the outfits, watch the full video to find out why people have travelled from all over the world to come to Lincoln.