Over 1,000 people defied a vampire’s number one enemy – the sun – to beat the world record for the most people to dress up like the famed character.
Whitby ‘vampires’ break world record on anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
LONDON: The 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Dracula has been celebrated in the English town of Whitby by over 1,000 people breaking the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as vampires.
A total of 1,369 people attended the event in North Yorkshire on Thursday dressed as the ghoulish character, breaking the record of 1,039 set in Doswell, Virginia, in 2011.
The novel Dracula was first published in 1897, and Stoker’s legendary tale was said to have been inspired by a trip to Whitby in 1890.
“We are quite strict about the official costume that is allowed. This is a traditional fancy dress vampire costume.