Listen, puberty is a tough time for absolutely everyone. Our voices are changing, our bodies are all weird and out-of-proportion, and our faces are positively covered in both acne and self-doubt. No one looks good during puberty. No one. Every photo from this time is a cringe-worthy photo.
And yet, some people look even more not good during puberty than others. They get bad haircuts, wear strange orthodontic equipment, and buy clothes that do not flatter their body types.
Thankfully, for the sake of our entertainment, some people grow out of that awkward phase and became confident enough in their appearance that they can post photos of them at their worst. The subreddit /r/BlunderYears features photos of people from their blunder years — the years they thought they were looking good but were, in fact, screwing it up big time. Have a laugh at these photos — the people in them sure did — and let yourself feel a little better about your puberty look. No way was it this bad.
Not sure what he'd have to regret. Those weapons were wielded by the Ninja Turtle Raphael.
via: RedditMy good friend Josh showing off his sais. He still says he has no regrets about this. - aignam
A magician and a Pokemon trainer? Hubba hubba.
via: Reddit2004. Trying to take a MySpace photo while no one was at home. - CrazySunshineWizard
"I am from the internet. Come with me."
via: RedditThought it would be cool to make KNEX body armor. - mistermajik2000
This kid is going to rebel by joining the football team.
via: Reddit10 years ago and our first family photo, it looked like we stole someones kid. - Skissored
via: RedditI won an award at school. I was told to dress up for a photo. I thought they meant like in a costume. Cowboy me made all the sense in the world at the time. One moment captured my entire life. - ItsNeverTwins
They're the same picture.
via: RedditAfter living with an extremely awkward senior portrait for 15 years, I tracked down the original photographer, set, and props for a remake that highlights how much I've grown as a person. - InflatableRegret
via: Reddit2004 family road trip: obligatory angsty teens against picturesque backdrop. - strangebutalsogood
They're like little apostrophes.
via: RedditI learned my lesson about taking a razor to my eyebrows. Big oof. - leafydew
Wake me up.
via: RedditMy wife’s school picture with her most prized possession at the time. An Evanescence CD. - the-passenger77
Didn't know the Men in Black had casual Fridays.
via: RedditHawaii wasn’t ready for my ice cold sister and I in 2003. - mrspetie
Aww, I do fear you sweetie.
via: RedditMe in 2009, I called myself Brandon Bloodbath. - KINGCOMEDOWN
Some real Teddy Roosevelt vibes here.
via: RedditWhy YES!! My vest WAS homemade! PM me for orders!!! ;) - Hockeylove
A magician and a fry cook? Hubba hubba.
via: RedditI spent most of my high school career working at Sonic instead of playing sports. I thought it would be funny to wear a Sonic uniform instead of a Letterman's jacket for my senior picture. So in 2001... that happened. - themidwestempire
Dude's poppin' off.
via: RedditMy mom dressed me like this so I was easy to spot when she picked me up. - pluckems
via: RedditIn middle school, I told everyone I had a older boyfriend, who also happened to be an Abercrombie model. This was my proof. - iamlion44
She's got that Lego-person hair.
via: RedditI was 10 when I realized people with no bangs had grown them out, not cut them off. - Evilrazzberi09
Cool that she snagged a date with a 1950s gangster.
via: RedditProm. 2006. My date was extremely out of my league. She looks amazing, while I stand there looking cringe-worthy with that fedora and cane. - MrJ429
This looks like one of Michele's friends from <Full House.
via: RedditMy dad always thought this haircut looked incredible on me. My mom thought the shirt was incredible. Looking back at 2nd grade me is incredible. I'm a female. - kikiglitz
It'd almost be financially irresponsible for his parents to not at least consider selling ad space.
via: RedditMy family dubbed me "fivehead." - Forhaver
Personally, I would sue... someone.
via: RedditHope this makes your day a little better. I present, me as a kid. - zwaymire
Got a real badass over here.
via: RedditSophomore year of high school, I would show up like this and hang out behind the library with my little edgy kids group. - ChaloPerea98
When you do something wrong at your friend's house and his mom sees.
via: RedditMy friend was 12 going on 45. - dboyer87
It's like when Spock was split into his good and evil selves.
via: RedditMe and my twin sister at sophomore formal, you can guess which one is me. - Yogabbagaabbaa
It didn't help that the photographer then held up a live bat.
via: RedditMy original 3rd grade school photo (left). Mom demanded a retake (right) with the instructions "SMILE! Show some TEETH!" Note which one got framed, and the caption on the envelope. - [account deleted]
"Ma'am, we close in three minutes. Are you sure you want to get him a haircut now?"
via: Reddit"Ginger hair? Freckles? Pale skin? This kid's going to be too popular at school. Can you level the playing field a bit?" said my parents to the hairdresser - LancingLad
The spikes are a natural defense against predators.
via: RedditHomecoming 2012. Yes that’s my real hair. Yes I spent an hour on it every day. - shortnblu
Bye bye bye.
via: RedditMy Senior yearbook photo. It was 2002, so frosted tips and N*Sync were actually cool. - CatMaster3000
I want to cradle this boy's face in my hands and tell him that one day, everything is going to be all right.
via: Reddit14 year old me Photoshopping out my dad for Britney Spears. This is just so toxic. - heymanmaniac