Starter packs (sometimes also called starter kits) is a meme that's been around for nearly a decade.

It usually comes in a multi-panel photo set, illustrating the archetype of a celebrity, company, or subculture through their clothing choices and other consumer products, very similar to the classic "steal her look" fashion guides.

One of the reasons why the meme is still going strong is the subreddit of the same name. With 2.5 million members and thousands online at any given moment, there's a constant stream of new content.

Continue scrolling to check out our recent favorites and fire up this article for the old but gold!

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Travelling To A Different Country In A Movie Starterpack

Travelling To A Different Country In A Movie Starterpack

ToiIets Report

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Reasons To Live Starter Pack

Reasons To Live Starter Pack

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Ember
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is inspiring and cute at the same time

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From 'things I thought were huge problems when I was a kid' to 'me cooking anything', the amount of themes you can see on r/StarterPacks is amazing. However, niche posts usually don't get that many upvotes. "More relatable topics tend to get more likes as people can say 'Hey! That's me!'" the moderators of the subreddit told Bored Panda in a previous interview.

2020 has been a really good year for the community—the subreddit has grown by about 500k new members, and the moderators hoped it would reach 2 million in 2021 but it has surpassed that mark by an additional 500k!

"The Covid-19 Pandemic had a lot of people stuck at home and on Reddit. People wanting to look at memes about their current situation could be a major contributor [to r/StarterPacks popularity]," the moderators explained.

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Female Fox News Host Starter Pack

Female Fox News Host Starter Pack

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#4

The 'Things We All Did As Kids' Starter Pack

The 'Things We All Did As Kids' Starter Pack

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"Things That I As A Kid Thought Are An Everyday Threat" Starter Pack

"Things That I As A Kid Thought Are An Everyday Threat" Starter Pack

YaronL16 Report

Hans
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You may add: Things that many adults think are everyday dangers: "foreigners, socialism, vegan food, migration, etc." and then the "what is really dangerous starter pack: "malnutrition, lack of exercise, climate change, poverty, chronic illnesses, ..."

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The starter pack meme really took off in 2014 when Twitter user ItsLadinaPlis posted the 'I date black guys' version of it.

According to one moderator of the sub, WaddlesJP13, that single post spawned a bunch of other starter packs, basically turning it into a household meme instantly, and leading to the creation of many forums and pages dedicated to the format, just like r/StarterPacks. "Somehow, the format [and the subreddit are] still really popular," they wrote. Pretty good for a meme!

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The Victim Of Tyranny And Oppression Starter Pack

The Victim Of Tyranny And Oppression Starter Pack

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The "Dude That Is Definitely From Korea" Starter Pack

The "Dude That Is Definitely From Korea" Starter Pack

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The Best Parts Of Coming Home After A Long Trip Starter Pack

The Best Parts Of Coming Home After A Long Trip Starter Pack

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Mental Health Advice Starter Pack

Mental Health Advice Starter Pack

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HorrorEyeArcade
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

MENTAL HEALTH IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS PHYSICAL HEALTH. because apparently some people still dont get that

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The "Showing Your Friends A Song You Really Like" Starter Pack

The "Showing Your Friends A Song You Really Like" Starter Pack

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Me Cooking Anything Starter Pack

Me Cooking Anything Starter Pack

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Ember
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too! I add a shed load of garlic to everything!

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#12

“Technology Stock Photos” Starterpack

“Technology Stock Photos” Starterpack

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Adam Sandler Movie Starter Pack

Adam Sandler Movie Starter Pack

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The Early Covid Starter Pack

The Early Covid Starter Pack

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#15

The “Taking A Nap During The Day” Starter Pack

The “Taking A Nap During The Day” Starter Pack

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Ember
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ha ha ha! Who doesn’t love a great nap? ♥️

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#16

I Wish I Was A Veteran Starterpack

I Wish I Was A Veteran Starterpack

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"Why Can't I Find A Gamer GF" Starter Pack

"Why Can't I Find A Gamer GF" Starter Pack

LaserCat360 Report

Allison B
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being a girl who's played games since the early 90s I can tell you that's so very true. Not all gamers are like that of course in fact the majority isn't. But the ones who complain about not having a "gamer gf" definitely are. They're usually the same ones who whine and shout when a 33 year old woman beats them.

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Suggested "Gifts For Men" Starter Pack

Suggested "Gifts For Men" Starter Pack

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Actor Who Always Plays The Same Character Starter Pack

Actor Who Always Plays The Same Character Starter Pack

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Food That Never Tastes Quite Right When You Make It At Home Starterpack

Food That Never Tastes Quite Right When You Make It At Home Starterpack

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#22

Winter Is The Best Season Starter Pack

Winter Is The Best Season Starter Pack

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Passing A Group Of People Your Own Age Starter Pack

Passing A Group Of People Your Own Age Starter Pack

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#24

I’m Just Doing This To Pay For School Starterpack

I’m Just Doing This To Pay For School Starterpack

Trashman56 Report

KMill
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sad that we have to strip, risk our lives, do something illegal and immoral, or go into crippling debt in order to pay for school

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The 25 Year Old Dating A 16 Year Old "But She'll Be 17 In March" Starter Pack

The 25 Year Old Dating A 16 Year Old "But She'll Be 17 In March" Starter Pack

DefNotClickbait Report

Piku
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why bother to have this much facial hair tho

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#26

90's Nostalgia Starter Pack

90's Nostalgia Starter Pack

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The “Food Network Contestant” Starter Pack

The “Food Network Contestant” Starter Pack

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“Shitty Motivation For Young Men” Starter Pack

“Shitty Motivation For Young Men” Starter Pack

KidFromCanada1 Report

Colin L
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Toxic masculinity starter kit.

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The "Annoying Coworker" Starter Pack

The "Annoying Coworker" Starter Pack

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The "You Missed The Point By Idolizing Them" Starterpack

The "You Missed The Point By Idolizing Them" Starterpack

JustW4tch Report

Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

American History X is about a white supremacist who eventually abandons his racism after actually meeting a black person and then tries to save his brother from the white power cult. I'd say that's admirable, but republicans would complain about how he is now 'woke'.

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