As many Japanese university students attend their graduation ceremonies in free dress, breaking out your best suit and tie or kimono can be considered showing up in formal attire. For the more adventurous of students, showing up in cosplay might be the best of both worlds. After all, it was just last year at Tama Art University that a parade of War Boys hoisted Immortan Joe and his bad-ass guitarist down the aisle in an amazing Mad Max graduation procession!

Surprisingly, the prestigious Kyoto University also has a reputation for students showing up to their graduation ceremony in all sorts of creative costumes. With this year's ceremony in the books, here's a look at some of the standout costumes.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.