If you’re looking for evidence that kids might actually be alright, look no further than North Farmington High School in the Detroit suburbs. This year’s senior class just continued a school tradition on ID picture day. Instead of ordinary photos, they took the opportunity to get creative and celebrate Halloween early.
The students just received their ID’s, and they posted pictures of them to Twitter with the hashtag #NFID20. The results are incredible.
Many students chose to reference pop culture that came out when they were babies or before they were even born. Kamilla Baybayova went for a Jasmine look inspired by the classic animated Aladdin, not this year’s live-action remake.
— Kamilla Baybayova (@kamii__bb) September 12, 2019
They were infants when the show debuted, but at least three kids decided to dress up as characters from The Office.
— Jordan (@JordanPaholak) September 12, 2019
— Talia Olson (@taliaolson123) September 12, 2019
Mean Girls was released when the class of 2020 was in its infancy, but one student clearly loves the film. Her attention to detail—the R necklace, the exact same shirt, the pursed lips—is truly impressive.
— jordan (@jordanhammaren) September 12, 2019
Most people wouldn’t wear green makeup even if a cartoon ogre shared their name, but most people aren’t Fiona Godfrey.
— fi💗 (@Fiona_Godfrey12) September 12, 2019
1999 was 20 years ago, but Prince is timeless.
— | K A Y L A | (@only_kaybear) September 12, 2019
As is Jack Nicholson referencing a talk show host who went off the air during the Clinton administration.
— Kevin prabhakar (@PrabhakarKevin) September 12, 2019
And he wasn’t even the only student to reference The Shining!
— therese1!1!! (@theresediako) September 12, 2019
Napoleon Dynamite reference in 2019? Napoleon Dynamite reference in 2019!
— Dean Alekman (@deanalekman2) September 12, 2019
Of course, plenty of students did go with more current references, including a few inspired to dress up as Marvel characters.
— 👑👺☁️king_oni_official 忍び (@SmittyTheKnight) September 12, 2019
— myaaa (@WatkinsAmya) September 12, 2019
— JD (@JDebandt) September 12, 2019
The divas of our time were also well represented.
— Bbygirl🎀 (@daonlydoll) September 12, 2019
— Kirsten♍🔥💯 (@Kto_0_9) September 12, 2019
— gorgeous j😍 (@alex_jordyn) September 12, 2019
— IsThatMike🐝 (@isthatmike03) September 13, 2019
This being Generation Z, the memes were also out in full force.
me explaining to the photographer why she should retake my picture:
— UnconditionallyLa (@BigBabyLyric) September 12, 2019
— Morgan Broughton (@MorganBroughto4) September 12, 2019
— ALMA💋 (@almaaa_9) September 12, 2019
But for our money, the most ambitious—and, to be clear, bizarre—costume belonged to Elise Kravitz.
— Elise Kravitz (@elise_kravitz) September 12, 2019
All in all, we’re impressed with this year’s crop of costumes (there are way more on Twitter) and we’re looking forward to seeing how the class of 2021 tries to top it.