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The Best Capes Of THON 2015

THON is well-known for flaunting bright colors, tutus, socks, and hats, among other ridiculous props. Included in the dancer’s wardrobe is a sign of superhuman strength, necessary for dancing an incredible 46 hours — a colorful cape.

It’s become an annual tradition for us here at Onward State to find the best capes of THON. Without further ado, here are the best from THON 2015.

Samantha Glancey, dancing in her first THON, represented Penn State York with a dazzling purple and gold combination, complete with block “FTK” letters.


Kevan Solanski, a DRCM who participated in his third THON, looked like the Dark Night with a Batman themed cape.


Tom Campuzan and Dan Marr, who danced for Phi Chi Theta, were rocking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed capes, complete with turtle-themed masks. Cowabunga, dude!


Jen Rausch, who danced for Alpha Delta Pi, was surprised by her DRCM Brian Zolot with a purple cape to match her purple died hair before setting off the complete the 46.


Melissa Orlandini, s sophomore who represented Penn State Mont Alto at her second THON, gave a shout out to her favorite commonwealth campus.


Pamela Gramlich, a senior in advertising who represented Alpha Chi Omega, sported a pretty sweet gold satin cape that sparkled under the BJC lights.


Lizzie Ralph, who represented the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in her first THON, wore a blue patterned cape with her name in glitter.


Nicole Czarnescki and Kevin Cloonan, both first-time dancers for the Penn State Marketing Association, mixed in a little love for the minions of “Despicable Me” and THON children Eric and Austin.


Justin Stoner, with Penn State Schuylkill for his first THON, had a shield backpack to go along with his Captain America themed cape.


Robert Rizzo from Phi Kappa Sigma had a vibrant orange cape with his name written in cheetah print to get into the FTK spirit.


Scott Jomensky, representing Alpha Kappa Lamda at his fourth THON, and first as a dancer, shows off his Four Diamonds pride.


Brian McCabe from Delta Sigma Phi and Penn State Rugby didn’t have a cape, but chose to rock the American flag instead. #Muricuh.


Any awesome capes we might have missed? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

CJ Doon

CJ is a senior journalism major from Long Island and Onward State's Sports Editor. He is a third-generation Penn Stater, and his grandfather wrestled for the university back in the 1930s under coach Charlie “Doc” Speidel. Besides writing, one of his favorite activities is making sea puns. You can follow him on Twitter @CJDoon, and send your best puns to [email protected], just for the halibut.


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