We all have THAT embarrassing photo from the past that we kept in a locked drawer or a hidden computer folder. As much as our former selves would hate to admit, our moms were right when they said it was just a phase.

Bored Panda has recently asked its users to post their most regretful childhood pictures. Now, we've picked out the funniest ones and combined them with other embarrassing throwback photographs for the ultimate effect. The list features shots of angsty Marilyn Manson fans, color-matching divas, and other hilarious photos. Even if some of these 'phases' might seem distant to you, they're all part of the period we all go through - the search for identity. Scroll down to enjoy the photos, and don't hesitate to submit your own!

#1

Ahh, 1988. The Year My Family Had The Same Haircut

Ahh, 1988. The Year My Family Had The Same Haircut

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

Oh dear........Just oh dear.....

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#2

I Count 6 Bangs

I Count 6 Bangs

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Amy Tarleton 2 years ago

This needs all the upvotes. I'm dying.

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#3

I Thought I Was The Baddest Sh*t

I Thought I Was The Baddest Sh*t

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Wezbie 2 years ago

I'm quite impresses by the effort it would have taken to get ready every day, to be honest

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#4

I Begged My Parents For This Picture

I Begged My Parents For This Picture

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Hans 2 years ago

This picture is so way over the top that it actually is cool again. Would go well in the guest room.

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#5

I Shaved The Middle Of My Head And Dressed Up Like An Old Man In High School

I Shaved The Middle Of My Head And Dressed Up Like An Old Man In High School

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Agnes Jekyll 2 years ago

This is hilarious. Brilliant costume!

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#6

I Show My Boyfriend One Picture From My Childhood And Suddenly Reproducing With Me Is Off The Table

I Show My Boyfriend One Picture From My Childhood And Suddenly Reproducing With Me Is Off The Table

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Asia 2 years ago

This is intense!

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#7

I Took The Ginger To The Next Level

I Took The Ginger To The Next Level

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

Looks like a TV advert for Tango....

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#8

Blundering Through 2nd Grade

Blundering Through 2nd Grade

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Wezbie 2 years ago

My brain is confused - not sure if grandma or child!

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#9

I Was A Vampire. No, It Wasn't Halloween

I Was A Vampire. No, It Wasn't Halloween

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Hans 2 years ago

Vampirism: before being an emo was cool.

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#10

Business On The Top, Party On The Sides

Business On The Top, Party On The Sides

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Wezbie 2 years ago

Oh, yes, the 'cocker spanier' look

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#11

Found This Picture Of Me 15 Years Ago Hanging Up At My Grandmothers Today At Thanksgiving

Found This Picture Of Me 15 Years Ago Hanging Up At My Grandmothers Today At Thanksgiving

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Hans 2 years ago

Granny approved :)

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#12

When I Was 8 And In A Dance Club

When I Was 8 And In A Dance Club

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Benny Lava 2 years ago

Looks like the beginning of an Adam Sandler movie.

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#13

Facebook Friend Posted Her Childhood Glamour Shots

Facebook Friend Posted Her Childhood Glamour Shots

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

OMG, she looks about 50

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#14

When My Daughter Asks Why She Can't Wear Things She Thinks Are "Cool", I Show Her This Photo From My Freshmen Year In Highschool

When My Daughter Asks Why She Can't Wear Things She Thinks Are "Cool", I Show Her This Photo From My Freshmen Year In Highschool

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ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

If this isn' t convincing!

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#15

My Husband's 2003 Homecoming Photo

My Husband's 2003 Homecoming Photo

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Stacey Erzen Berry 2 years ago

It's the fishnets...He shaved his legs to wear the fishnets.

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#16

Get Off Of Me Dad I'm Trying To Be Miserable

Get Off Of Me Dad I'm Trying To Be Miserable

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

Love this caption, too!

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#17

Gr.12, 2003. Yep

Gr.12, 2003. Yep

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Miriam Hardy 2 years ago

Don't judge. We went through this terrible fashion in the late 90s/early 00s so people today could be free to have colorful hair and messy buns and man buns without reproach. Salute these martyrs of fashion as the trailblazers they are.

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#18

Don't Worry, I Wore The Cat Ears Every Day Of 8th Grade, Not Just On Picture Day

Don't Worry, I Wore The Cat Ears Every Day Of 8th Grade, Not Just On Picture Day

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

Love this caption. That reassurance will allow me to sleep well tonight!

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#19

I Thought The Hair Made Me Look Cool. I Sometimes Wore It In A Pony Tail. I'm A Guy

I Thought The Hair Made Me Look Cool. I Sometimes Wore It In A Pony Tail. I'm A Guy

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Wezbie 2 years ago

I think most people would kill to look this good without make up XD

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#20

I Can't Believe I Used To Rock This Look The Majority Of The Time

I Can't Believe I Used To Rock This Look The Majority Of The Time

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

And i also can't believe i was a fully paid up member of the Meatloaf Fan Club.........

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#21

I Beaded This "Head Dress" Myself Specifically For This Picture

I Beaded This "Head Dress" Myself Specifically For This Picture

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Morgan Brock 2 years ago

Well it semi matches your braces, so thumbs up.

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#22

I Thought I Could Be The Next Shuffling Sensation

I Thought I Could Be The Next Shuffling Sensation

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Hans 2 years ago

To much "on fire" for the camera to handle.

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#23

When I Was 13 I Went To A Party Where Males Had To Dress As Females And Vice Versa. I'm Embarrassed To Say I May Have Gone Too Far

When I Was 13 I Went To A Party Where Males Had To Dress As Females And Vice Versa. I'm Embarrassed To Say I May Have Gone Too Far

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.gas. 2 years ago

Nailed it. Totally thought he was a she.

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#24

The Greatest Bowl Cut Of All Time

The Greatest Bowl Cut Of All Time

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Miriam Hardy 2 years ago

My ten yr old kid said, "looks like they stuck half a coconut on his head. Why?!"

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#25

Matrix Inspired Outfit I Wore To School In 2008

Matrix Inspired Outfit I Wore To School In 2008

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Master Markus 2 years ago

The Matrix by way of your grandmother's closet?

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#26

My Megamind Phase

My Megamind Phase

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

BAHAHAAA!

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#27

I Should Have Listened To My Shirt

I Should Have Listened To My Shirt

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Sarcasticow 2 years ago

Excellent caption XD

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#28

I Used To Wear An Umbrella Hat To School Every Rainy Day In 4th Grade

I Used To Wear An Umbrella Hat To School Every Rainy Day In 4th Grade

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Hans 2 years ago

And a propeller cap on the other days, I hope!

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#29

My Friend Has The Best Awkward Childhood Photo Ever

My Friend Has The Best Awkward Childhood Photo Ever

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ShneeksDawn 2 years ago

This child looks like John Candy

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#30

Too Cool To Smile. 8th Grade

Too Cool To Smile. 8th Grade

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Hans 2 years ago

:|

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#31

I Looked Like An Old Jewish Man In 9th Grade

I Looked Like An Old Jewish Man In 9th Grade

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Ulrika Landström 2 years ago

This was the forst one I lol'ed at!!! :D

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#32

Apparently My Blades Made Me Feel Fabulous

Apparently My Blades Made Me Feel Fabulous

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Dorothy McEntire 2 years ago

This one needs to be recreated lol

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#33

I Recently Visited My Sister Who Shared Her Favorite Childhood Photo Of Me - The Time I Married My Giant Stuffed Pikachu, Ricky

I Recently Visited My Sister Who Shared Her Favorite Childhood Photo Of Me - The Time I Married My Giant Stuffed Pikachu, Ricky

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Terri Wood 2 years ago

This is hilarious!!!

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#34

So Dark. So Tortured. This Was Taken At A Mall's Bathroom

So Dark. So Tortured. This Was Taken At A Mall's Bathroom

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Tiffanie Miller 2 years ago

actually this one of the better ones i've seen

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#35

I'm The Unfortunate Soul On The Right

I'm The Unfortunate Soul On The Right

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Catriona Legg 2 years ago

I have no words....

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#36

I Thought I'd Get All The Ladies

I Thought I'd Get All The Ladies

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Shari H 2 years ago

In 1972 you totally would have!

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#37

I Made A Lot Of Friends On My First Day Of Highschool

I Made A Lot Of Friends On My First Day Of Highschool

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Hans 2 years ago

You would still have them if you did not bury them after school.

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#38

Everything Had To Be Red And Black, My Lunchbox Was Red And Black, My Bike Was Red And Black, My Stashbox Was Red And Black, My Wallet Was Red And Black

Everything Had To Be Red And Black, My Lunchbox Was Red And Black, My Bike Was Red And Black, My Stashbox Was Red And Black, My Wallet Was Red And Black

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Celeste Dugger 2 years ago

Oh no....the jacket is....blue

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#39

My Mom's Boyfriend In Eighth Grade, Sporting A Mullet/Bowl Cut

My Mom's Boyfriend In Eighth Grade, Sporting A Mullet/Bowl Cut

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Sarcasticow 2 years ago

I felt the most thankful to God for my dad, the day I saw a pic of my mom's ex-boyfriend

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#40

First Day Of School Junior Year. And Yes, My Boxers Were Also Tie Dye

First Day Of School Junior Year. And Yes, My Boxers Were Also Tie Dye

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.gas. 2 years ago

Kudos for commitment. Even the shoelaces!!

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#41

High School, I Don't Know How To Explain

High School, I Don't Know How To Explain

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Cat on a bike 2 years ago

benny benassi - satisfaction ? :))

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#42

I Was An 11 Year Old Lesbian Aunt

I Was An 11 Year Old Lesbian Aunt

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Andy Atwell 2 years ago

"I Was An 11 Year Old Lesbian Aunt" OK, you just won the InTeRwEbS today with that caption! LOL

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#43

I Present To You All: My 2009 Hairstyle

I Present To You All: My 2009 Hairstyle

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Celeste Dugger 2 years ago

Voldemort....is that you??

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#44

This Is Why I Never Had A Girlfriend In High School. I Looked 35 When I Was 14

This Is Why I Never Had A Girlfriend In High School. I Looked 35 When I Was 14

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Stacey Erzen Berry 2 years ago

Yes, but you look great for 35!

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#45

My Grandma Sewed Me Some Sequined Socks And A Glove For My 10th Birthday Because I Was A Big Michael Jackson Fan

My Grandma Sewed Me Some Sequined Socks And A Glove For My 10th Birthday Because I Was A Big Michael Jackson Fan

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Akiko Fujishima 2 years ago

Awwww, what a nice grandma. ^_^

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#46

My Dad Still Has These Photos Of Me Up In His Walls

My Dad Still Has These Photos Of Me Up In His Walls

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M G 2 years ago

The second one isn't so bad, it's kind of cute.

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#47

My Sister And I Looking Hot In The 70's. I'm Headed To Woodstock... She's Off To Oktobetfest!

My Sister And I Looking Hot In The 70's. I'm Headed To Woodstock... She's Off To Oktobetfest!

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Leah Ropp 2 years ago

I think those are cute.

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#48

I Actually Went To College Like This

I Actually Went To College Like This

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Zenozenobee 2 years ago

Easier to do this in college than when you apply for a job ;)

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#49

My Mom Made Matching Outfits For Me, My Fourth Grade Teacher, And Her Daughter

My Mom Made Matching Outfits For Me, My Fourth Grade Teacher, And Her Daughter

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Valentina Lattante 2 years ago

your mom was mean!

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#50

This Wasn't For Halloween... I Dressed Up Like This Every Day After I Came Home From School And Danced To The Musical 'Cats' For About A Year

This Wasn't For Halloween... I Dressed Up Like This Every Day After I Came Home From School And Danced To The Musical 'Cats' For About A Year

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Sia Parker 2 years ago

I bet you can rock 'Memory' I used to come walk home in my mother's fur coat belting "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina," and sang it in front of the whole speech class as part of our mandatory public speaking requirement... still wearing that damn coat.

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#51

I Thought I Was Super Hot In This

I Thought I Was Super Hot In This

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Agnes Jekyll 2 years ago

How old are you? I would say 8?

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#52

Do I Win?

Do I Win?

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

Those jeans are so tight that I hurt, and I'm female!!

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#53

Why Didn't My Parents Sit Me Down And Have A Word?

Why Didn't My Parents Sit Me Down And Have A Word?

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Tim Mannens 2 years ago

Because they rather see you burn

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#54

I Used To Walk The Streets Talking About Anarchy... This Is Roughly 2003... I Walked Around Like That

I Used To Walk The Streets Talking About Anarchy... This Is Roughly 2003... I Walked Around Like That

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Lisa Shelton 2 years ago

Looks like you're about to go super saiyan.

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#55

A Decade Later, My Mom Still Tells Me This Is Her Favorite Senior Photo Of Me

A Decade Later, My Mom Still Tells Me This Is Her Favorite Senior Photo Of Me

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Char Char 2 years ago

you got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...

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#56

I Was Dwight Schrute When I Was 15

I Was Dwight Schrute When I Was 15

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#57

In Response To The Friend With The Embarrassing Childhood Photo I Submit My Husband's

In Response To The Friend With The Embarrassing Childhood Photo I Submit My Husband's

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Benny Lava 2 years ago

You are a very nice person to marry him after seeing this.

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#58

Multi Colored Hair, Way Too Tight Girl-Hoody, Gym Pants Under Sagging Baggy Jeans, Necklace Made Of Monster Caps And Bandanas, And That Damn Zune

Multi Colored Hair, Way Too Tight Girl-Hoody, Gym Pants Under Sagging Baggy Jeans, Necklace Made Of Monster Caps And Bandanas, And That Damn Zune

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Michael Wiesner 2 years ago

I remember these people in junior high XD

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#59

Mom Jeans And A Tamagotchi Keychain

Mom Jeans And A Tamagotchi Keychain

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Anna Barceloca 2 years ago

Yeah, sure, because mom jeans and Tamagotchi are clearly the oddest features in this picture... NOT.

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#60

It Was The 80's! All 8 Year Olds Dressed Like Librarians

It Was The 80's! All 8 Year Olds Dressed Like Librarians

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Kirsty Buckland 2 years ago

You look like you should be a receptionist for the Ghostbusters lol. Very cute though.

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#61

I Insisted That My Furby Be In My Sixth Grade School Picture With Me

I Insisted That My Furby Be In My Sixth Grade School Picture With Me

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porcupine 2 years ago

Worth it.

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#62

Just One Of My Yearbook Photos

Just One Of My Yearbook Photos

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#63

I Still Don't Understand Why Girls Just Wanted To Be Friends In High School (2002)

I Still Don't Understand Why Girls Just Wanted To Be Friends In High School (2002)

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Miriam Hardy 2 years ago

Are those pants made of duct tape?

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#64

I'm Reaaaaly Glad My Parents Still Have This On Their Fridge. 1998

I'm Reaaaaly Glad My Parents Still Have This On Their Fridge. 1998

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Leah Ropp 2 years ago

Heatmiser?

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#65

My Karate Days. And Yes, I Picked Out The Background Myself

My Karate Days. And Yes, I Picked Out The Background Myself

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PARANOIDANDROID 2 years ago

'Murica Motherfucker!

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#66

I Was 4 Going On 60

I Was 4 Going On 60

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Jennifer Hargett 2 years ago

Reminds me of the Golden Girls

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#67

I Have Nothing To Say

I Have Nothing To Say

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Jesse Anderson 2 years ago

You look like a communist dictator (love it)

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#68

My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photo

My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photo

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Sarcasticow 2 years ago

Weird pose and clothes but still very handsome guy :)

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#69

Despite My Hair Stylist's Advice Against It I Always Requested This Ziggurat Cut

Despite My Hair Stylist's Advice Against It I Always Requested This Ziggurat Cut

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Erne Guevara 2 years ago

young chuck norris?

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#70

Wore This Hand Knitted Jumper With Matching Beanie A Lot In High School

Wore This Hand Knitted Jumper With Matching Beanie A Lot In High School

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Miisa Seimola 2 years ago

I would wear those. Not together, but still I would :)

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#71

15-Year-Old Me... Emo With Propeller Hat On Mackinac Island, MI

15-Year-Old Me... Emo With Propeller Hat On Mackinac Island, MI

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Tiffanie Miller 2 years ago

im liking this for two reasons. Hat and Makinac island

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#72

Playing Starcraft On 56k, Strategizing With My Buddy Pre-Bluetooth/Skype

Playing Starcraft On 56k, Strategizing With My Buddy Pre-Bluetooth/Skype

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Sweep the Leg 2 years ago

I used to do this with those stretchy, wide headbands. I'd secure the phone in the headband, wrapped from top of head to under jaw. Kids these days will never know the struggle.

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#73

The 90's Were Not Kind To Me

The 90's Were Not Kind To Me

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lazy panda 2 years ago

I don't think the 90's were kind to anyone!

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#74

Everyone Knew Me

Everyone Knew Me

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JillVille Child Care 2 years ago

Aaaahhh! Headgear flashbacks!! My classmates used to pull my hair out through the bands on the top of my head while sitting behind me. The worst ever. Braces were a cruel and unusual punishment to children too young to respect them.

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#75

Grew Up In A Predominately Black Neighborhood, Wanted To Fit In More

Grew Up In A Predominately Black Neighborhood, Wanted To Fit In More

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dasya white 2 years ago

😂😂

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#76

I Was So Proud Of My Hair That Day. Scene Boy From First Period, I'm Coming For You

I Was So Proud Of My Hair That Day. Scene Boy From First Period, I'm Coming For You

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Shivesh Gupta 2 years ago

It actually looks cool :)

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#77

My Hair Was An Actual Triangle In 1987

My Hair Was An Actual Triangle In 1987

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