Michigan Seniors Wear Costumes for Student IDs With Hilarious Results

Seniors at a Michigan school have continued the hilarious tradition of wearing costumes for their student IDs, including Scooby Doo, Superman and Taylor Swift outfits.

North Farmington High School, in Detroit, sends social media into a frenzy every year after they release their official pictures.

Usually students pose in a uniform style against a plain background, wearing smart clothes with a smile on their faces.

But pupils at the Michigan establishment set up their own tradition, thought to have begun in 2014, which sees them don wild costumes for their cards.

And this year is no different, as the fresh cohort channeled cartoon characters, figures from pop culture, the world of athletics and popstars for their snaps.

The hashtag #NFID22 on Twitter was flooded with students sharing their efforts, and even Jesus made an appearance this year.

Francis Dally wrote "have a blessed day," alongside the snap of his photo and a painting of the religious figure.

Cade Bracey opted for an instantly recognizable superhero, Superman himself, showing himself ripping open his shirt to revival the iconic 'S' beneath.

He shared the quote: "There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape," alongside a cartoon of Clark Kent.

Eli Worthing opted for a character from cult TV show Stranger Things, as he wore Steve Harrington's, played by Joe Keery, ice-cream parlor uniform.

"I may not be a very good boyfriend, but I'm a damn good babysitter," he quoted Harrington saying, sharing his photo and a snap of the actor.

James used a blockbuster as his source of inspiration, looking slick in a black suit and shades, emulating Agent K from the Men In Black. He used the quote "I make this look good," as the caption of the photo of him and actor Tommy Lee Jones.

Have a blessed day 🙏 #NFID22 pic.twitter.com/16OYgcAXhx

— Francis Dally (@FrancisDally123) September 14, 2021

“There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape” #NFID22 pic.twitter.com/2lLIlpCMfS

— Cade Bracey (@CadeBracey) September 14, 2021

I may not be a very good boyfriend, but I'm a damn good babysitter. #NFID22 @Stranger_Things @strangerwriters @joe_keery @GatenM123 pic.twitter.com/m5nySEc1e4

— Eli (@eliworthing) September 14, 2021

"I make this look good" #NFID22 pic.twitter.com/83XU6WdpeA

— James :D (@UnivernusD) September 14, 2021

Jesse we need to pass this class for graduation. #nfid22 @nfhs2022 @BryanCranston pic.twitter.com/c1KbO4hAYm

— bread bread (@BBourgoise) September 14, 2021

“Maybe I don’t need your diploma! Wait! I said maybe!!” #NFID22 @TheRealJennifer pic.twitter.com/vVKdGTPV7w

— Felicity Labadie (@LabadieFelicity) September 14, 2021

Brenden also went for a TV show character, wearing Walt Whitman's iconic yellow gear, which he wears in Breaking Bad. Also sharing a quote from his show, Brenden—who wore a fake goatee to complete the look—captioned his and Bryan Cranston's photo: "Jesse we need to pass this class for graduation."

Another sitcom was referenced by Felicity Labadie, who channeled Rachel from Friends. She wore a wedding dress Jennifer Aniston's character is seen in in the very first episode. Labadie used the quote: "Maybe I don't need your diploma! Wait! I said maybe!!"

Forrest Gump was another character imitated in the snaps, by Zachary Latimer. He wore Tom Hank's iconic button-up shirt and red cap for his photo. He captioned it: "'Stupid is as stupid does.'—Forrest Gump."

Other outfits included Nikki Minaj, the fairy godmother from Shrek, Scooby Doo and Shaggy, Bob the Builder, Joey Tribbiani from Friends, Craig from Southpark, Hermione Granger, Ace Ventura, Donald Duck, Captain America, Justin Bieber, Cruella, and Princess Jasmine.

Speaking to Newsweek, principal Joe Greene explained more about how the tradition started.

He said: "This started in 2014 with the Senior Class of 2015. They wanted to have a fun way to bring their class together, build school spirit, express themselves, and have fun. A number of student leaders met with myself and a few staff members and we negotiated out some principles to guide student decisions in choosing a costume and how to ensure that the ID photos still supported a safe and secure school environment. It just began to grow from there to where it is today.

"We believe in fostering student leadership and expression over our students' four years with us. The Senior Class dressing up for their ID's is an occasion meant for the class to build community and identity amongst themselves as well as bring some fun and joy to the school year and, it turns out, to the world around them. This privilege is extended to each Senior Class as long as they have carried themselves well over their prior three years. This practice has also evolved to be a shared mission of the Senior Class to bring joy to the numerous people who look forward to this each year!

"I am very proud of our Seniors with how they handle this tradition, representing our school and community with character, creativity, humor, and joy!"

Im a mouse… DUH! #NFID22 @AmandaSeyfried pic.twitter.com/tjVTNxGlkI

— Erica Fetterman (@erica_fetterman) September 14, 2021

“ MY HAIR IT DONT MOVE” #NFID22 @theshaderoom pic.twitter.com/GXdA4wtXUJ

— richhaze ♕ (@yallknowhaze) September 14, 2021

“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump.#NFID22 @tomhanks @RitaWilson pic.twitter.com/wyiDgZKMYM

— Zach Latimer (@LatimerZach) September 14, 2021

He is The One #nfid22 pic.twitter.com/hiaGbwoxLF

— Jason Siskosky (@JasonSiskosky) September 14, 2021

#NFID22 @edsheeran Had fun with this at school, thought I'd take a PHOTOGRAPH of it and post it. pic.twitter.com/bYOdc7JCkU

— Julius Shrum (@JuliusShrum) September 15, 2021

“SPONGEBOB what’s going on in here!!!” #NFID22 #nfhs2022 pic.twitter.com/J6iTplbQYp

— Aalleyah Fysudeen (@AFysudeen) September 14, 2021

“Mulan you will NEVER bring your family honor” @nfhs2022 #NFID22 pic.twitter.com/GU5tJ2xQxM

— jess💍. (@jessicawang23) September 14, 2021

“Somebody call the cops, cause it’s got to be illegal to look that good!”#NFID22 #WillSmith pic.twitter.com/dCEVNv0YM4

— Tyler Giles (@Twigproductionz) September 14, 2021

Update 9/17/21, 7 a.m. ET: This article was updated with photos from @LatimerZach and @eliworthing.

Update 9/20/21, 5:04 a.m. ET: This article was updated with comment from Joe Greene.