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Matching Outfits

Code Pink

“In 1990, I was in the Marine Corps and our family only had a few days together. We wanted to “remember” this date. Mission accomplished! We should have been arrested for child abuse. As we walked across the parking lot towards the portrait studio, people laughed, right out loud! Now THERE was a clue!”

(submitted by Steve)

A Common Thread

“Not sure what we were thinking but it seemed to be a good idea at the time. It’s become a running family laugh…and a threat from my wife every time she goes to the fabric store.”

(submitted by IG @crittercountry10

Far Out

“Our family photo taken at Olan Mills.”

(submitted by Megan)  

Total Princess Move

“It was 1999. My grandparents were visiting from Texas and brought me and my cousins all matching t-shirts to get professional photos taken. I refused to wear anything but this. It’s hard being the Kim Kardashian of the family.”

(submitted by IG @shmood69area51laviticus420)

Kick In The Crochet

“My brothers and I still cringe when we look at this photo taken of us in 1974. Our mother had been so proud of these outfits that she crocheted for us. This photo was taken on our way to church that morning. Good Lord, what was she thinking!?”

(submitted by IG @branquay)

Go Fish

“It was 1965 and Mom was with her 3 kerchiefed daughters: teenager Cindy, toddler Julie in her arms and Suzy, age four. Location: Tuscola, Illinois.”

(submitted by Suzy) 

Maroon 5

“My mother must have ransacked the Sears catalog to purchase these Sears Tuff Skins maroon denim outfits (with white top-stitching) for all five of us kids. She got matching outfits for herself and Dad, who aren’t in the photo. Then we all went to Six Flags Over Georgia, where we were mistaken for – on multiple occasions – either a gospel group or a a country music band. As the eldest child (12) and only girl…I was completely mortified and spent most of the day dragging 20 feet behind my family. Flash forward 44 years and it is now my brothers’ and my most “precious” (and totally hilarious) memory! Embrace the awkward!”

(submitted by Pat)

Personal Best

“My family posed for this gem in December 1993. I was 10; my brothers were 8 and 13. My mother loved themed portraits and says now in her defense, ‘Track suits were really hot back then. Everyone wore them. People wore them to work.’ I guess everyone worked as sleazy personal trainers from the ’80s. Now I bust these fancy outfits out for costume parties and bar crawls.”

(submitted by Christy) 

The Match Game

“Matching it up with the kids.”

(via source)

Mohawk Rebellion

“This photo was taken in my backyard, shortly after my family marched in the town’s tri-centennial parade. Their costumes were on loan from the Westford Historical Society. My costume was of my own devising.”

(via Devin Person on Instagram)