An invasion of Daleks in a variety of colours was the order of the day at Corsham’s Sci-Fi Day last weekend.

An array of Star Wars characters, including Darth Vader, R2D2 and Luke Skywalker, also made an appearance.

The annual event saw Corsham people don the lavish costumes of sci-fi characters including Imperial stormtroopers, aliens, Ghostbusters, Predators and Cybermen.

Luke Palmer, 16, designed his own costume to appear as Davros, the mysterious creator of the Daleks.

He said: “Davros is made up of the base of a Dalek and wears a mask on his face. I made the base using MDF and fibre glass and the mask is latex. As you can imagine it was very uncomfortable to wear and very hot.”

Luke, who is in Year 11 at Hardenhuish School in Chippenham, said: “I had help from various people. My dad did the electrics and other people helped with the base.”

The event is in its second year and attracted around 1,200 people.

It raised £3,500 for the British Heart Foundation, Marie Curie Cancer Care, and PHAB, a charity helping disabled children.

Organisers auctioned sci-fi items, held a tombola and sold photographs signed by sci-fi celebrities to raise the funds. There was also an array of sci-fi celebrities on hand to entertain guests and sign autographs.