Graduation is a pretty big deal. You’ve spent four (or more) years preparing for this. After hours upon hours of classes, studying, tests, complaining about said classes, studying and tests and procrastinating all of those things by complaining about complaining about said classes, studying and tests, you’ve finally made.
Time to go out with a bang.
And what better way to do so then by paying homage to your favorite movies, books, TV shows, etc., with a big, shiny, graduation cap?
Celebrate your accomplishments, make sure your parents can find you in the sea of graduates and snatch your diploma in style with these cap decorating ideas sure to make your inner geek smile (or scream a weird movie quote.)
For the Harry Potter fan
You’ve got a lot of applicable options here. Jo has not only provided us with seven books of quality plotline, character structure and lets be real, mad feels, but also some of the best quotes of all time. Mischief managed? Sounds a lot like those late nights. If only “Accio Diploma” would’ve worked sooner.
For the Game of Thrones fan
You are the Khaleesi of the graduation stage and what better way to show it than on your head, just like a crown. Show your regal side as you strut your stuff, even if it’s a little bitterly worded. HBO Would be proud.
For the Doctor Who fan
Saying college was an adventure is definitely an understatement. Pay homage to your favorite time traveler and professional adventurer with a big ol’ TARDIS on your head and a plan for your next step in your heart.
For the Lord of the Rings fan
You’ve read the “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” quote on your wall for the past four years, and you’ve questioned its credibility a few times when your studies kept you up with the sun. Remind everyone how far you’ve come with a cap that commemorate how unlike the Balrog, you definitely passed.
For the Superhero fan
It takes a true hero to survive some of the seminars they throw at us in college. Anyone that can overcome the research papers, learning how to use APA citation, and having to buy textbooks in general to be honest deserves to be recognized.
For the Sherlock fan
College is over, but the game (and the job hunt) is on! Celebrate your graduation with a bit of pep in your step, but maybe try not to over-analyze any of your classmates who aren’t quite with you yet.
For the Meme fan
You wouldn’t have made it through these past few years without Tumblr to keep your from getting actual work done. Pay your respects to the website that got you through your least favorite class with what else — memes.
For the Star Wars Fan
Just like the latest installment, you’re leaving college a new and (hopefully) better you. You’ve graduated, but try not to mess up all the good stuff Anakin-style.
There are a lot of different ways to say “Thank God, I did the damn thing” so pick one and rock it!