Marked with identifying bandanas, zombies chase human prey through campus.
“For some people, K-pop can be refreshing and new,” Dotten said. “It can be something people find fascinating.”
Unlike Ithaca’s early fall gloom outside, the Fitness Center aerobics room was vibrant with blood-pumping music.
“People can look up and see a list of experiences and say, ‘Hey, my experience isn’t isolated,” she said.
This isn’t a standard college party full of loud rap music and reckless drinking.
“The thing about cosplay is that as long as you are enjoying yourself, you can do whatever,” Tallman said.
Across the room, a black kitten, Moira, balances on her hind legs, trying to reach a feather wand that a couple is holding just out of her reach.
Each act had a theme that related to nature, with most performers adopting an animal persona that connected to their props.
“It’s a definite source of pride that this piece, which has already won a ton of awards, is being worked on at home,” conductor Susan Avery said.
“It doesn’t feel like a concert,” Child said. “It feels like church.”
After noticing that Ithaca Fashion Night attracted an audience, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance decided to dedicate an entire week to Ithaca’s fashion.
“It would’ve taken me forever to get an instrument like this,” Fuller said.