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Geeks invade: ConNooga runs through Sunday at Choo Choo

Randi LaFerney shows customers one of her "glowing orbs" for sale at ConNooga. Photo by Ashlee Culverhouse/TFP. Randi LaFerney shows customers one of her "glowing orbs" for sale at ConNooga. Photo by Ashlee Culverhouse/TFP.

CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- Rex Hickey's costume turned heads Friday at ConNooga 2012. Unlike most costumed attendees, his attire was not made of cloth or silk. Instead, he constructed his out of wood and nails.

"Every convention I go to, I like to add on from the previous year," he said after lifting the contraption from his sweaty head.

Hickey was crouched inside his Dalek costume, a cylindrical robot character from the BBC show "Doctor Who." He operated it by shuffling his feet on the ground to give the appearance of the machine operating by itself.

About 2,000 attendees are expected at this year's fifth annual ConNooga, an annual convention for fans of science-fiction, horror, fantasy, gaming, anime and the paranormal. Costumes of all shapes, sizes, and materials can be seen this weekend at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St.

Read more about this story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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