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This student picked up his exam results dressed as GWAR’s Oderus Urungus

(Image credit: Lani Hernandez-David)

As with so many other things this year, the UK exam results system is an utter COVID-19-related shitshow. So massive respect to Lani Hernandez-David (opens in new tab) for finally giving us something to smile about.

The 18-year-old London-based student – and self-taught mask-maker – recently went to pick up his exam results dressed as GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus, posting the pictures on Instagram.

“‘So today I dressed in my home made Oderus Urungus to pick up my A-level school results,” said Lani in the post. “I got a B in design technology and a D in art... oh well. All I’d like to say is that you don’t need the highest grades and you don’t need to go to Hollywood to be able to create cool shit.”

Come on, how cool is that? If you’re going to open an envelope containing a piece of paper that could shape the rest of your life, you may as well do it while dressed as an intergalactic barbarian warlord, right?

Gwar themselves were quick to respond. “Imagine going to pick up your grades in a home made Oderus custume and getting a D for art,” they replied. “School sucks.” Fair point, mental alien dudes.

It turns out that Lani is big on making masks. Check out his work on Instagram (opens in new tab), and visit his YouTube channel (opens in new tab) to see more. We can wait to see what he wears for his first job interview…

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.