[PHOTOS] Students At These Japanese Universities Can Wear Whatever They Want To Graduation
Comic-Con has got nothing on these graduation ceremonies.
There are a couple of public universities in Japan that are unlike any other in the world.
Because they allow students to wear whatever — literally anything — they want on graduation day.
And they certainly rise to the challenge
One of the universities, Kanazawa College of Art, doesn't have a dress code for the graduation ceremony.
And over the years students have been upping the ante and turning the whole thing into an epic cosplay competition.
The event is such a spectacle that local news vans show up and interview students about what they are wearing
For instance, this cardboard Iron Man holding his very own press conference
The effort these students put into their outfits is really something.
You can't help but praise them for their sporting attitude.
That boy on the right is the cult hit character from the 'No More Movie Piracy' campaign. Let's just hope he's not filming without permission.
The other university that doesn't require graduating students to wear gowns is Kyoto University, the second oldest university in Japan
Comic-Con has got nothing on these graduation day ceremonies
Cardboard box, who is apparently everyone's favourite there, was in attendance during the graduation day a few years ago
There was also this dude dressed as a Sony mobile
Let's just hope Japan never, ever changes.
Here are some more photos of graduating students in epic cosplays.
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