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about 9 months ago

Do It Yourself: THON Gear

THON is less than a week away, so it’s time to figure out what you’re going to wear. If you’re in any sort of club affiliated with Penn State, chances are you’ve already bought at least fifteen THON shirts in varying neons. So you’re probably set from the waist up, but what about the rest of you? First, you’re going to need shorts so you don’t melt in the BJC. Second, you’re going to need knee high socks, because everybody else is going to be wearing them, and that’s what it takes to be cool. Lucky for you, all you need is a little fabric paint, stencils, and some sequins, and you’ll have the THON outfit of your dreams.

Socks:

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I started with these red socks that I sported back in the day when I was a Little League star. Similar pairs can be found at Wal Mart. I used tape and paint to make a few white stripes to give the socks a little flavor. Then, I stenciled FTK on them because nothing says THON like FTK, except for maybe the word THON itself. But FTK looked better. In the end they looked like this:

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Shorts:

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I started with this lame pair of shorts, and then I grabbed my glue gun and some sequins and made them as obnoxious as possible. I outlined four diamonds with hot glue and then threw the sequins on. Get it, four diamonds? Then, I wanted to stencil something inspirational on the other side, but I couldn’t think of something. So I chose to write THON. In the end, these shorts look like they would only ever be acceptable in the BJC THON weekend.

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Other THON musts include a tutu and a fanny pack, but I just don’t know how to make those. Good luck to everybody at THON this weekend, and do your best to look stylish!

THON - The IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), the most ubiquitous event on campus, has been in existence since 1973. THON currently benefits the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Children’s Hospital and has raised over $100,000,000 since its inception. Read more