Revellers at Bestival celebrated the event's biggest ever crowd with a huge number of eclectic and fun fancy dress outfits over the weekend.

The Isle of Wight festival's fancy dress parade on Saturday night (September 11th) was described as "now legendary" by the Daily Telegraph, as thousands of unicorns and fairies were spotted all over the site.

According to the newspaper, the event attracted about 46,000 visitors this time around, with many of them embracing the "fantasy" costume theme announced by organiser Rob da Bank earlier this year.

The BBC spoke to first-time festival-goer Lewis Brown from Shropshire, who was one of several friends dressed as a giant castle for the occasion.

Describing the fancy dress parade, he said: "It was a muddy, long walk but it was well worth it. I felt like it was our time."

Other outfits seen at Bestival included superheroes, Oompa-Loompas, smurfs and Alice in Wonderland fancy dress. The music came courtesy of acts such as the Flaming Lips, Dizzee Rascal and The Prodigy.

Fans of the event must now wait until next year, when the organisers are sure to unveil another quirky costume theme.