Oh, shucks! Your school pulled the plug on custom grad caps unless they’re school-friendly. What a bummer. Fortunately, just because your school put a “school appropriate” rule into place, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to wear that boring ole’ graduation cap that everyone else is wearing. You just have to get a little more creative with your custom grad cap design to ensure it suits your personality and experience, as well as the school rules.
The School Mascot
One of the simplest ways to stand out from the crowd is to design a grad cap with the school’s mascot. It’s school friendly, it’s appropriate and you can customize it to suit your style.
Add a Hashtag
As long as the hashtag is school appropriate, this is a good way to add some personality into your graduation attire even when your school has vetoed other options.
Change Up the Background
If your school mascot doesn’t do it for your creative side, consider changing out the background to add a bit of contrast and personality.
The School Name
If you’re graduating from a famous or prestigious school, there’s no need to go extreme when designing your graduation cap. Instead, simply plaster the name on the top of your cape and you’re ready to go.
Add a Border
Still looking for a bit more OOMPH for your graduation cap? Add a unique border to keep your custom grad cap school appropriate while also adding in an extra dose of personality and style.
Add an Accessory
The best grad cap accessory is definitely the tassel but when your school has put a ban on extreme custom grad caps, you really need to think beyond the tassel. So, add on some rhinestones, symbols and personalized touches to turn a boring grad cap into a fun one that will stand out.
Change Out The Font
Most schools have a statement font they use for branding but sometimes, it just doesn’t do justice. No one wants to be strutting down the graduation ceremony with a times roman font. So, switch it up. Find a font that appeals to you and decorate your grad cap while still keeping it school appropriate.
It’s crazy to think that after all the time (and money) you put in at your school, you can’t customize your graduation cap to whatever you want. Fortunately, you can still make it your own with these little tweaks and changes that will keep the grad cap school appropriate, your graduation drama-free and your professors happy. With a bit of creativity, it’s amazing what you can do even when your school has vetoed fully customized grad cap designs. So, head on over to Tassel Toppers and explore the possibilities.