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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

subcaption of the photo: "Send an electric razor. Please!"

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#2

I Count 6 Bangs

I Count 6 Bangs

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Amy Tarleton
Community Member
3 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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Olivia W
Community Member
3 years ago

Woah

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#4

I Begged My Parents For This Picture

I Begged My Parents For This Picture

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Hans
Community Member
3 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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Janice Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

WHY???!!!

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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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Miriam Hardy
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, you were supposed to look your BEST on picture day, so...

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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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Josh Ritter
Community Member
3 years ago

This is called steering into the skid. Well done sir.

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#8

Blundering Through 2nd Grade

Blundering Through 2nd Grade

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Pure awesomness!

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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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

This is not your fault. An adult dreamt this up and put you in it. Remember your commitment to the dream--and your club

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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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Does he sill like fire?

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

Love this caption, too!

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#17

Gr.12, 2003. Yep

Gr.12, 2003. Yep

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

Clearly a girl you want to see at the 10 year reunion (seriously)

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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
Community Member
3 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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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh...I saw the picture first and then read the text. "Happy girl" I thought...

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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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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

....Because you wanted to be different, and different was Kool. :D

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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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Janice Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope - this is perfect!

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#24

The Greatest Bowl Cut Of All Time

The Greatest Bowl Cut Of All Time

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Janice Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh dear!

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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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Sarcasticow
Community Member
3 years ago

Keanu Reeves with a colorful scarf? Or are you thinking about some other Matrix? :))

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#26

My Megamind Phase

My Megamind Phase

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Janice Foster
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Char Char
Community Member
3 years ago

honey boo boo? super cute face!

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#30

Too Cool To Smile. 8th Grade

Too Cool To Smile. 8th Grade

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Hans
Community Member
3 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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Stan Marston
Community Member
3 years ago

you look like Jesse Eisenberg

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#32

Apparently My Blades Made Me Feel Fabulous

Apparently My Blades Made Me Feel Fabulous

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Shauday Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

"Pssshhhh, you need to upgrade them skates to blades you simple bitch" -him probably.

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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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sunnyrei82
Community Member
3 years ago

I would've marry the Nick poster!! ♥

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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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Jhoa
Community Member
3 years ago

Look´s pretty awesome. Her expression could be better -

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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
Community Member
3 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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.gas.
Community Member
3 years ago

Worked for Robert Plant...

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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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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.
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Pam
Community Member
3 years ago

But you had stellar taste in music!

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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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Lisa Shelton
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome!

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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
Community Member
3 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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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

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too bad this was in 2008

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#48

I Actually Went To College Like This

I Actually Went To College Like This

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Jhoa
Community Member
3 years ago

I don´t blame ya, that was one great musical.

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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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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cyberbird
Community Member
3 years ago

Really anarchic.

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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
Community Member
3 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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Asia
Community Member
3 years ago

Only Dwight Schrute is Dwight Schrute. Imposter exosed! I miss "The Office" so much...

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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
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3 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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Tiffanie Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

zunes are awesome!

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#59

Mom Jeans And A Tamagotchi Keychain

Mom Jeans And A Tamagotchi Keychain

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

This is more adorable than awkward actually. :)

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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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sunnyrei82
Community Member
3 years ago

True.

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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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Erika Jones
Community Member
3 years ago

Eeek!

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#62

Just One Of My Yearbook Photos

Just One Of My Yearbook Photos

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Vanessa Ludden
Community Member
3 years ago

I swear I know this dude! MN?

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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
Community Member
3 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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Crystal Clark
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of Spider from Powerman 5000! Lol!

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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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J.E.C.
Community Member
3 years ago

looks pretty bad ass to me

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#66

I Was 4 Going On 60

I Was 4 Going On 60

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Jennifer Hargett
Community Member
3 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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Char Char
Community Member
3 years ago

Nothing to say? Good..let's just leave it there.

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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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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

is he supposed to be on a running block? (and what's the race?)

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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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Susie Stock
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the glasses!

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#70

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