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21 of the best band graduation caps

May 28 2017, 11:46 AM EDT By Lindy Smith


One of the best parts about graduating—besides, ya know, being done with school, is being able to express yourself through your graduation cap. We asked you to send us your band-inspired designs and were so impressed by the creativity!

Read more: 25 song lyrics perfect for your graduation cap

From Twenty One Pilots to Paramore, check out all the designs below and congrats to all the grads of the class of 2017! 

Blink-182

Twenty One Pilots

Speak Low If You Speak Love

Paramore

The Wonder Years

Real Friends

blackbear

My Chemical Romance

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