For my sister’s graduation I decorated her favorite alcohol in graduation robes. I used felt, foam, hot glue and lots of strings. All of the strings are the actual colors that my sister received upon graduation and wore for graduation.
At my old college (Union College), there is a tradition where we paint a statue on campus. It has hundreds of layers of paint on it and is barely recognizable as a statue but is still recognized as the idol. This past spring my friends and I turned the idol into Pikachu. We made the tail and ears out of solo cups and painted using our hands (as is part of the tradition) and added the detailing (the red cheeks and black tips) with spray paint.