We know what you're thinking. "Man, if only I could wear that graduation cap all the time. It was so cool!" We get it! We're on the exact same boat! We've always wanted to walk around town with that square top and tassel swinging around looking as smart as a whip! Everybody would look at us and think we were one special breed of person. Way back in the day, professors actually would wear this hat at all times to show their status, and originally it was red to symbolize blood and life. To us that sounded a little more like some scary cult than a group of academics. Still it's got a pretty sweet ring to it.
Now you can get a slightly cheaper version of the real thing to wear around everywhere without ruining the one for the big day, so your mother won't absolutely eviscerate you. It's got the tassel and everything so you can even practice doing a few tricks with it to show off at parties.