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The 80’s

Deck The Halley’s

“This is not a picture of terrified 6-yr-old me being held hostage by Santa Claus and his not-so-little helper, but actually a real holiday photo shoot at a toy store during Christmas season in 1985. In case you’re wondering what Santa’s helper was wearing, it was a Halley’s Comet-inspired costume because Halley’s Comet was all the rage in 1985.”

(submitted by IG @carlamelibeu

Sesame Strife

“Big Bird was a big hit at our 1983 block party.”

(submitted by IG @rotton0313

Chuck E. Spanks

“Me on my birthday, December of 1982. Not sure what is more embarrassing, the home perm I got for my birthday or the fact a giant mouse is giving me birthday ‘spankings’.”

(submitted by Brandy) 

Stay Golden

“My sister and my parents sporting their Australia, Gold Coast 1982 fashion.”

(submitted by IG @ange_taya)

Grandfather Knows Best

“Summers at my grandparent’s house in Austin, TX in the 80’s were the best where we would tool around town on grandad’s moped. Helmets, shoes, and pants optional. What could possibly go wrong?”

(submitted by Denise) 

Poster Children

“My brother and I were asked to do a shoot for our hairdresser. I think we got a free lunch out of the deal and a life size poster!”

(submitted by Jennifer) 

Cordless

“I got my own phone line when I turned 13 because this is what I had to deal with.”

(submitted by IG @christiedannewitz

Dad Steel

“My Dad’s 1980s glamor shots.”

(submitted by IG @elvismom3

Windex Marks The Spot

“Me and my bottle of windex when I was two. Ahh the 80s.”

(submitted by IG @libs2330)

Spider-Girl

“My 1981 high school yearbook photo with perm and Spiderman glasses.”

(via IG @marlenecroton