Another year, another crop of original and hilariously insightful graduation caps. For spring 2017, we here at College Fashion found the best and brightest of the caps (i.e., the ones that scored high marks in our Style 101 books) and gathered them up to be immortalized on the web.
Recent graduates, look back and determine whether your grad cap was worthy enough to be listed on here. (Then, send us a pic because we want to see your top handiwork!) Rising seniors, start prepping.
1. This work of heart
Sunflowers and daisies, check. Motivational quote, check. One of the cutest graduation caps we've stumbled upon? Check.
2. This girly square
From J.K. Rowling to the graduation floor.
3. This bejeweled flower crown
We love how classy this decked out floral cap is!
4. This Little Mermaid-inspired cap
Us too, girl. Us too.
5. This Harry Potter masterpiece
No, we're not crying; there's just something in our eyes!
6. This Legally Blonde number
We did it!
7. This witty B.S. grad cap
Tiptoeing the line between enlightened and just plain punny.
8. This Shakespeare illustration
The Bard would approve of this cute graduation cap idea.
9. This Mickey Mouse devotee
Mickey Mouse ears for a graduation cap? Genius.
10. This Instagram addict
11. This Autism Awareness puzzle piece
We love that this future educator is promoting Autism Speaks during her commencement!
12. This aesthetically pleasing cap
Because you can never go wrong with a marble pattern.
13. This future NYC resident
Looking at this cap, it's no surprise that the senior who made this is starting a career as a graphic designer!
14. This Hamilton statement
15. This intelligent fashionista
Now, that's a personality description we can get behind!
16. This Proverbs 31:25 quote
We're loving the flowers and typography on this cute graduation cap!
17. This T.S. Eliot reference
Combining a love for literature and a coffee obsession for commencement = brilliant.
18. This pearly artwork
We're not sure we'd have the patience to glue 1,500 little blue balls onto one cap, but kudos to this graduate for her amazing crafting skills!
19. This puptacular piece
In this case, honesty was the best, and most artistic, policy.
20. This catterific cap
Or, you can always go the kitty route if you prefer Tiger to Fido.
21. This glittery Kawaii craft
See if you can spot Totoro and No-Face in this eclectic mix!
22. This cap that was 5 years in the making
She managed to get Harry Potter references, Finding Nemo stickers, makeup tips, and travel ambitions all into one cap. This might just be the best thing ever!
23. This journey from babyhood
Started from the bottom now we're here (graduating).
24. This custom Mulan top
We're sure this grad looked beautiful after four years of adversity — oops, we mean college!
25. This Friends cap
So no one told you life was going to be this way...
26. This Star Wars lover
Darth Vader might not be the first person you'd think of quoting for commencement, but this cap is brilliant!
27. This unique take on graduation
The only thing it's missing is the soundtrack: Pomp and Circumstance.
28. This Leslie Knope meets Mickey masterpiece
We can't get enough of these cute Disney-inspired caps!
29. This Spongebob Squarepants joke
According to the maker of this grad cap, you get bonus points if you read it with the narrator's French accent.
30. This artistic globe
For our last cap, we're reminding you to thank your mom, dad, and anyone else who's helped you become the person you are today.
Epilogue: The Grad Cap Challenge
It's not a true College Fashion grad cap roundup without community input!
If you have a graduation cap you believe deserves an honorable mention, comment below with a picture of it so that we can admire it, too! Whether it's your own heart's labour or from the desk of a budding artist friend, we're sure to think it's the bee's knees.