February 15, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Anyone walking into the Bryce Jordan Center during THON weekend is prepared to be hit with thousands of enthusiastic dancers, volunteers and supporters, all donning bright colors and crazy, unique outfits.
Megan Germ (senior-elementary education) has noticed a lot of fashion mainstays in her four years volunteering with THON.
“There’s always a lot of tutus, high socks and crazy hats, all in really bright neon colors,” Germ (senior-elementary education) said. “Fanny packs are also a must,” she added, pointing to her sequined rainbow-colored fanny pack.
Apart from dressing up “just for the fun of it,” wearing unique outfits and accessories also help dancers and organizations find each other on the floor, Germ said.
“It’s also really appealing for the kids to see these bright colors and sparkly accessories,” said Kim Rinaldo (freshman-nursing).
Jordan Liporta (freshman-division of undergraduate studies) was sporting a tutu that she made herself, along with the other women in Alpha Delta Pi. Liporta and her fellow sorority members Sarah Leon (junior-pre med) and Alexandra Owen (freshman-art education), also wore a mix of fluffy scarves, neon hats, and fuzzy rainbow knee-highs.
“The second you walk in, you want to look colorful, pretty and happy,” said Liporta.