Need some cool graduation cap inspiration? Take a look at these 100 best graduation cap ideas that are insanely funny and creative!
Whether you’re looking for grad cap designs that are inspirational, match your personality, are movie/tv show inspired, or fit your major, you’ll be sure to find your favorite idea in this list!
By the way, congrats on graduating college! It’s a huge step into the next chapter of your life after years of hard work and sleepless nights.
That’s why it’s important to have a ton of fun with your graduation cap design because why not!
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Let’s dive into the ideas!
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Best Graduation Cap Ideas
Funny Graduation Caps
If you’re a SpongeBob lover like we are, then you’re going to love this funny and creative graduation cap idea!
This Nemo inspired cap is easy to make with some sticker letters and a printer.
Not only is this graduation cap probably one of the easiest ones to make (just print out the meme and glue it onto the cap), but it’s absolutely hilarious!
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Another genius graduation cap decoration idea if you’re a fan of the office is a classic Michael Scott quote.
Take a book out of Princess Mia’s playbook with a Princess Diaries inspired graduation cap.
Mindy Kaling has so many iconic quotes, so why not put her best one on your graduation cap? This genius and easy cap idea will be a crowd favorite.
This “Grads are here” graduation cap decoration idea is genius, easy to make, and easily one of our all time favorites.
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Flavortown? No, graduation town. If you love Guy Fieri, you’ll love this college graduation cap idea.
We all know the iconic, “bears, beets, battlestar galactica,” quote from Dwight, and this hilarious take on it for a graduation cap is genius.
We’re big fans of Olivia Rodrigo but even bigger fans of this hilarious and creative cap decoration idea.
Graduation Cap Designs More For Guys
Inspired by the king of rap, Drake, this graduation cap is the perfect decoration idea for any guy who loves all things hip hop and Drake.
If you’re an athlete, or just a fan of Nike, you can’t go wrong with this easy and creative cap idea.
Another great idea if you’re a hip hop fan, specifically of the OG rappers.
14) Just Winged It
Sometimes simple is effective, especially this beer and wings inspired graduation cap idea, especially if those got you through those last two years.
Calling all Marvel fans, we’ve got the graduation cap for you.
It’s okay that the suit didn’t fit you, you got to go to college, graduate, and make this hilarious cap instead.
This easy graduation cap is hilarious for all the Marvel meme fans out there!
Avengers, assemble, let’s do whatever it takes to graduate.
You’ll be hearing congratulations a lot, so why not pup the iconic song, and rapper, on your cap?
20) Travis Scott Cap
If you love Travis Scott and Astroworld, try this creative and easy cap idea.
Graduation Cap Decorations More For Girls
Hot girls graduate, and that’s you honey!
In the words of Ariana Grande, you wanted it, and you got it! Graduation is here.
23) Fun with Florals
Have fun with paper elements on your graduation cap with this flower and butterfly decoration idea.
24) Tina Belcher
Tina Belcher is an icon, and a legend, so why not put her on your cap?
We love the white feather and baby pink combo on this graduation cap idea.
Bling out your cap with a full jaw-dropping rhinestone cap design.
Add in some small and simple pearls to create a big impact on your cap.
28) Legendary Queen
Be the queen you are with a royal tiara graduation cap that stands out.
Channel your inner legally blonde with an Elle Woods inspired graduation cap.
30) Mean Girls
If you love mean girls just as much as we do, then you’ll love this cap idea for graduation.
Inspirational Graduation Cap Designs
This cap is right, it seemed impossible, but you did it.
You believed you could and now you can make this inspiring graduation cap.
33) The Best…
Feel inspired with this graduation cap knowing the best is yet to come!
You’re graduating, which means you turned your dreams into plans!
Feel inspired by your community by adding them to your graduation cap.
36) Memorial Cap
If you lost a loved one before graduation, bring that inspiration you get from them and put it right onto your monumental graduation cap.
It’s the start of something new, so feel inspired by this cap idea for graduation.
No time to be anything less than excited for your exciting next adventure.
39) Feminist RBG
If you’re also inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, try this creative cap idea.
40) Don’t Give Up
You didn’t give up, and now the best has come as you graduate!
Simple Graduation Cap Ideas
41) Chanel Cap
If you love all things Chanel, try this simple and easy cap decoration idea.
Nothing says a simple graduation cap idea more than just one word, “done.”
43) Year in Gold
Highlight your graduation year with gold sticker embellishments and gold sticker numbers.
If you’re wondering, “how can I make my graduation cap look cute,” then let this be inspiration that decor paper and stick-on letters can make anything cute!
After years, you finally did it! So celebrate with this simple graduation cap idea that only requires sticking on glitter letters.
All you need is a white sharpie to make this super simple graduation cap.
47) That’s All Folks
Grab your paint markets, this graduation cap is easy to make, and a crowd favorite!
48) Cap for Gamers
Calling all gamers, do you wish to continue? Click no to graduate.
49) Thanks Wikipedia
If Wikipedia got you through college, then this relatable cap design was meant for you.
50) Pacman Lovers
With a printer and some glue, you’ve got yourself an easy Pacman inspired cap for graduation.
Graduation Caps For Student Athletes
51) Athlete Cap
If you’re a student athlete, this graduation cap will be way too relatable, and might hit too close to home.
52) Baseball Quote
If you’re a baseball student athlete, then you’ll love this fun and easy cap idea!
53) Soccer Athletes
Calling all soccer student athletes, we’ve found the perfect cap design for you.
If you’re finally becoming an athletic trainer, you’ve got to try this graduation cap idea.
55) Keep Calm
Keep calm, you’re now an athletic trainer, and ready to rock graduation!
56) Love Of Weights
Bookmark this graduation cap idea if you love all things weights, gym, and training.
Another genius graduation cap design for all those student athletes.
58) Baseball Cap
Turn your graduation cap into a baseball cap, with this creative design!
Add in your love for basketball and Nike with this creative graduation cap idea.
For all the volleyball players out there, this cap idea is for you.
TV Show & Movie Inspired Cap Ideas For Graduation
If you love all things Up, then you’ll love this cute and inspirational cap idea.
Shrek is iconic, so you already know this cap will kill it at graduation.
Get that Lightning McQueen confidence with a Cars inspired cap design.
64) Stranger Things
Stranger Things has taken over pop-culture, and now, graduation.
With the Twilight resurgence on TikTok, this cap is creative gold for graduation!
Channel your inner 90’s Cher with a Clueless inspired graduation cap.
We aren’t fans of horror movies, but we do think this graduation cap design is creative and genius.
Whether you like the movie, or the book, this cap design is sure to wow the crowd.
69) Breaking Bad
For all those Breaking Bad Fans, make sure to bookmark this cap design.
70) Austin Powers
Feel the groove of graduation with a totally groovy Austin Powers cap.
Graduation Caps With Quotes
71) Taylor Swift
It was miserable, and magical, but now, it’s finally over!
72) Winnie the Pooh
Channel your inner childhood memory with a Winnie the Pooh graduation cap quote.
73) Harry Styles
Who doesn’t love a Harry Styles quote, especially when it relates to graduating!
A powerful graduation cap quote for any girl graduating college!
75) Nick Miller
For all those New Girl fans out there, this graduation cap design is for you.
76) John Mulaney
Calling all comedy fans, this John Mulaney cap design was made for you!
77) Michael Scott
Whether you’re fans of The Office, or of Steve Carrell, this cap design is comedy gold.
Disney not only makes incredible movies, they incorporate powerful quotes throughout that you can use for moments like graduation!
79) Harry Potter
For all the Harry Potter fans, you’ve got to try this quote on your graduation cap!
80) Barack Obama
Leave it to former president, Barack Obama, to bring the best female empowerment quote!
Graduation Cap Ideas For Your Major
81) Registered Nurse
For all those graduating as Registered Nurses this year, you have to try this creative RN cap idea!
Calling all mechanical engineers, you might want to switch up your previous graduation cap idea for this tech-savvy new one.
We’re blown away by the creativity in this architect graduate’s grad cap design.
84) Civil Engineer
If you’re a Civil Engineer major, you need to bookmark this cap design idea ASAP.
85) Interior Design
Graduation caps don’t have to be crazy to resemble your major, even this simple color swatch perfectly represents interior design.
This graduation cap design is truly out of this world.
We’ve also been accounting for a graduation cap design this clever!
First stop, pre-law. Second stop, the Bar. What a perfect play on words for a college student!
For all those future teachers, we see apples in your future.
90) Medical Students
We support all of our future doctors, especially if you have a cap design like this.
Other Creative Graduation Cap Ideas
Making a move to a big city after graduation? Then this cap design is perfect for you!
92) World Map
If you’re still figuring out your next great adventure, try using a map for your cap.
93) The Beatles
Pay an homage to The Beatles with this creative graduation cap idea.
Nothing beats a Queen inspired graduation cap design, nothing!
If you’re a certified bookworm, take some of your favorite literature pages and turn them into a gorgeous graduation cap that reflects your favorite hobby.
96) Mental Health
Help end the stigma on mental illness with this incredibly powerful cap design.
97) Dr. Seuss
We’re loving the Lorax inspired graduation cap, especially the creative fuzzy trees.
98) Photo Collage
Bring your memories with you during and after graduation with a photo collage.
Just like college, Monopoly also seems to last forever!
100) Lilo & Stitch
Go crazy like Stitch with this fun and creative graduation cap idea.
What Should I Put On My Graduation Cap?
Your graduation cap should be fun, personal, and unique to you!
It can either relate to your major or what your next step after graduation will be. Caps can be funny, serious, or a quote you live by.
Whatever you choose, make sure your graduation cap represents you and is everything you want it to be.
Wrapping Up – How To Decorate Your Graduation Cap
Hopefully you’ve found your favorite graduation cap ideas in this genius list!
Be sure to decorate your graduation cap with fun picture cutouts, markers, stickers, or whatever else makes you happy.
There are also a ton of popular Custom Patches for Hats that can be used to decorate your graduation cap. It’ll make for a much more exquisite design when used to decorate your caps.
If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can make your favorite pattern into a patch and stick it on your graduation cap, which will also last longer.
Remember that graduation is one of the few days in life that is genuinely about you. So, have fun with it and get crazy!
Which grad cap design was your favorite?
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions leave them down below. Thanks for reading!