The 80’s

Queen Of The Cows - Black And White

Queen Of The Cows

“In Nebraska in the 1980’s,  they didn’t just have just regular beauty pageants, they had special pageants for Queen of the Cows. I received a stunning faux crown to place on the felt cowboy hat of my choice, and a $200 gift certificate to my favorite western store to purchase my new glitzy outfit. The handmade blue suede leather sash had to be returned. As you can image, I was the talk of the town.”

(submitted by Lola)

The Outfit Checklist - Teens

The Outfit Checklist

“My checklist for leaving the house: plastic visor? Check. Awkward goggles? Check. Pink plastic Swatch watch? Check. Michael Jackson-style glove? Check. Outfit purchased at the thrift store? Check. Self esteem much higher than situation warrants? Check. ‘I’m ready, let’s hit the road!'”

(submitted by Sara)

I Dream Of Ricky - Misc

I Dream Of Ricky

“This is me in my bedroom, with puffy Ralph Macchio-style hair, in the industrial loft that I grew up in (hence the water pipes and asbestos ceiling directly over my head). This photo perfectly encapsulates my world at the time, which was MTV and Ricky Schroder.”

(submitted by Heather)

Smoke Signal - Mom & Dad

Smoke Signal

“My Mom and Dad in 1987. Dad didn’t realize they were taking a picture and tried to hide his cigarette so fast it caused a smoke ring to form next to his hand.”

(via source)

Break Dance Frank And Friends - Kids

Break Dance Frank And Friends

“This is a picture of my breakdancing club. It’s origins are from Bellerose Queens, NY.  It’s the late 1980s when breakdancing was a thing.  If this doesn’t qualify as awkward IDK what does.”

(submitted by David)

Arcade Hero - Dad

Arcade Hero

“I just found this photo of my Dad from the 80’s. Apparently he was quite the ladies’ man.”

(via source

The Awkward Years - Friends

The Awkward Years

“This is actually a picture of my friend. She went through a very awkwardly adorable time in her life. Every time I’m upset she flashes me this picture. Enjoy!”

(submitted by Marissa)

Bundles Of Joy - The 80's

Bundles Of Joy

“My Aunt didn’t know she was having twins until they were coming out of her body.”

(via source)

Jortman - AFP Hall Of Fame

Jortman

“This is my Dad prancing around in his cut off jeans. The two older women in the background look generally concerned, and with good reason. Yeah I see where I get my extreme enthusiasm for jorts.”

(submitted by Ashley) 

Forever Awkward - Mom & Dad

Forever Awkward

“These are my parents, in their high school yearbook. Personally i find the caption to be the most awkward part.”

(submitted by Cecelia)