Photos: AC Drip Hosts ‘Gothic Glam’ Drip Ball

Students Karron Matthews, Damario Chapman, MarTaven Hardy, and Najee Smith dance down the stairs while entering the Drip Ball. The Drip Ball was hosted by AC Drip on Saturday in the Science Center atrium (Photo by Cade Thomas).

On Saturday, Albion College’s student fashion and style organization, AC Drip, hosted the Drip Ball. Albion’s Black Student Alliance, the local chapter of the NAACP, Alliance of Black Brits, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Sigma Iota Alpha also contributed to the event. The gathering, hosted in the Science Center atrium, featured a DJ, hors d’oeuvres and a 360 photo booth. The theme of the event was gothic glam, combining traditional goth aesthetics with higher, more glamorous fashion. Over the course of the night students turned out to dance and show off their outfits. 

Dior Love, Vice President of AC Drip, said they went for a look inspired by Nicki Minaj’s 2022 Met Gala outfit (Photo Illustration by Cade Thomas).
Hardy dances with his friends at the Drip Ball. “I feel good, smell good, look good,” Hardy said (Photo by Cade Thomas).
Students dance together on the dance floor at the Drip Ball while DJ Coolbreeze plays music. “I’m going to mix the music up tonight and not stick to just one genre,” Coolbreeze said (Photo by Cade Thomas).
Students weren’t the only attendants of the Drip Ball. President Joe Calvaruso and his wife, Donna, sported matching purple and gold sequined blazers (Photo by Cade Thomas).
Sabrina Baima, Detroit junior, wore an intricate outfit which included face paint, jewelry and a veil. Baima could be seen twirling on the dance floor while her veil and dress flew outward (Photo illustration by Cade Thomas).
Cass Burgess, Fife Lake junior, poses for a picture in their gothic inspired outfit and makeup (Photo illustration by Cade Thomas).
Even the photographers dressed according to the night’s theme. Cassidy Porter, Albion junior, wore a gothic glam outfit while snapping pictures of the event (Photo by Cade Thomas).


This story was contributed to by Photographer Cade Thomas and Editor-in-chief Liam Rappleye.

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