A law student Hiram Yahir Salas Romero has caused a stir after he decided to liven up what was supposed to be a solemn university graduation ceremony by dressing as Spiderman to accept his degree.
Romero, 22, broke protocol at The Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico when he decided to attend the proceedings dressed as the American superhero.
The strict dress code demanded that graduates wear dark suits, white shirts and shoes when accepting their degrees.
However, Romero managed to change into a Spiderman costume in the bathroom which he then concealed beneath a graduation gown.
He claimed that his unusual dress was an attempt to change the image of law students who he said were often considered to be ‘too square.’
As Mr Romero walked up to receive his graduation certificate, the Master of Ceremonies reminded the audience of the ‘solemnity’ of the occasion for which he received ‘several boos.’
Mr Romero said:
‘None of the authorities said anything. They just looked at me unhappily. I don’t remember if the Rector said anything, but I think I got a smile out of him.’