Theme hours are one of the biggest highlights of the Marathon here at Florida State University. With funky costumes and high spirits, all dancers are able to participate in these hours in order to earn points for their team and keep the morale up throughout their 20-hour shift. This year’s theme hours are sure to bring out the creative side of every dancer, so don’t be afraid to go all out for the kids! Here are each of the theme hours, along with a few ideas to spark your excitement and help you prepare all your fun outfits for this weekend.
1. Ski Lodge
Just because we live in Florida doesn’t mean we can’t rock some winter gear! Get ready to break out your favorite winter hats, scarves and booties for this theme hour. With the recent Winter Olympics, it shouldn’t be hard to find some inspiration for this outfit. Channel your inner Shaun White and dress like you’re going for gold.
2. Color Wars
This fun, interactive theme hour is one we are very excited to have. At the Marathon, all the dancers will be put into different teams and assigned a certain color. Each of the color teams will compete against each other in one giant game of capture the flag! This means it’s time to get colorful. Anything from colored socks and tutus to wigs and paint face can be worn in order to rep your team and win the game. There will be a few fundraising incentives for the color teams as well, so be sure to get all decked out in colors for the kids.
Get ready to say Aloha to some miracles as we hula our way into this theme hour. Any vacation attire or tacky tourist outfits will be perfect for this hour. After putting on a classic Hawaiian shirt with some tacky sneakers, a fanny pack and maybe a little sunscreen on your nose, you’ll be all set for a party in paradise.
Like ESPN, but better. Whether you’re an avid sports fan or your favorite athlete is Troy Bolton, this theme hour is for all dancers to enjoy. Rep your favorite jersey, dress up as your favorite athlete or break out your cheerleading pom poms! Anything and everything sporty will do.
5. Wiggin’ Out
Last but not least, we’ve got a theme hour that will wig everybody out! That’s right, go to the costume store and pick out something wild because it’s wig time. Whether you’re feeling an afro, a bob cut, or something long and luscious, find a wig that makes you stand out and don’t be afraid to have fun with it. It’s not every day that you get to wear a crazy wig for a good cause, so you might as well go all out!
We hope that you are excited for these theme hours and that you are ready to pack your bag for the big weekend. These costumes and outfits are also a great way to keep past and future donors involved on social media. Showing off your enthusiasm for this cause and the lengths you will go to for it can inspire others to listen and contribute. Your continued efforts and participation are worth showing off, so you might as well dress up and have fun with it!