Being an adult means leaving the awkward growing up moments behind you, in the pre-smartphone world and pre-social media frenzy created some magical family moments that forever live in our family photo albums and off the grid. Today, in a nostalgic movement there’s a trend of recreating those baby pictures and childhood photos. All those embracing moments, being playful and goofy or all serious and staged in a studio with a professional photographer. We have for you the most hilarious, funny and awkward recreated childhood photos that got us missing those days. So kick back, relax and get in touch with your inner child, maybe you’ll get inspired and have a similar recreation with your siblings.
Little monsters on the loose
These two siblings are such goofballs we’re loving it. As young adults, they didn’t lose their spunk and they recreated this moment which is super cute. Not sure if they’re monsters or T-rex on the move but whatever it is they nailed it down to the last detail, including the playful spirit in the original photo.
It’s family bath time
A family that showers together, stays together. These siblings are not just bonding and saving money on the water bill, they also took it upon themselves to recreate this magical moment where they are all packed in one bath for some much-needed cleanup time. We found it adorable and it’s one of our favorite recreated pictures. kudos for them for choosing the most awkward photo to recreate.
Nothing better than traditional Easter eggs painting, it’s family time where everyone can pitch in and even enjoy themselves. As you can see this little girl didn’t take it too well, something was disturbing her having the time of her life. Loving the dad’s expiration, in the original photo and in the recreated one. He is keeping it cool with a little smirk, like saying “ here we go again”. Happy holidays all around.
I’ll be back
“The Terminator”, Arnold Schwarzenegger, all muscles and action hero star is putting his skills where it’s needed – his son’s haircut. This is a very sweet moment, and it is nice seeing the big man all fatherly like. We hope it doesn’t ruin the next career move for Schwarzenegger.
Hold on tight and don’t let go
A beach is a great location for embracing childhood moments, and recreating them requires some courage and an epic dad, who is willing to play along. What’s great here is the father has shrunk and his kids have grown up, but he still manages to hold them, long enough for this picture to be taken.
Anything changes but you
Growing up in the ’90s there was no way to avoid a staged photo at a professional photographer studio that your mom or dad hired. These created some embracing moments for our generation that forever lives on film. As kids, these two brothers were super cute, as young adults who embrace the hipster movement? Not sure, what’s defiantly not working is the overalls, denim overalls. But fashion trends always come back so they should hold on to those. We still salute them for this recreated childhood picture.
These siblings are super sweet, brave of them to choose this photo to recreated, it shows as young adults they still got the funk. We all remember fondly, as kids how we loved building castles in the sand and the family time always ended in tears, when someone gets buried in the sand and someone isn’t willing to help him or her out. Loving the facial expression on both of them, recreated photo to last smile and panic attack.
Take me to church
Sunday church is a family tradition in many houses. The first picture, the childhood one, where they are all dressed up in their Sunday clothes ready to go, but the recreated photo is hilarious as the kids who are now adults mimic and model not just the same outfits but the same body position. This family looks like a fun bunch, maybe we can score a Sunday lunch invite?
This kid, she was something else, not taking shit from no one, quite the rebel and as you can see, she still got spunk and tonnes of it. We can argue that Whiskey is not an appropriate drink for a young girl, but as a young adult, she can drink single malt shoots all day long. The childhood picture is such a tell on her that we can see she grow up into it.
Spaghetti and meatballs mess
As adults we rarely get to stuff our face with comfort food, it’s considered rude and poor manners. But to recreate this childhood picture this young woman is willing to go back in time and return to her messy eater days. She does remember her parents always telling her “don’t play with your food” so she just made a mess, and we think the recreated photo is just an excuse.
The soft spot of Batmen
We love superheroes costumes and recreated childhood photos involving customs are the best. These two adorable kids have taken Batman and given him a soft spot, what got us is the house décor! It hasn’t changed in years or they are really committed for the recreated photo trend and they are willing to get it right to the last details.
Smile the best is yet to come
Again, 90’s kids can relate to this photo, where we were taken hostage for a studio, and staged like little monkeys by a professional trainer, ah, photographer. These three brothers, have taken it upon themselves to have the best-recreated photo, including the clothes, suspenders and a teeth smile. We still think no one should be wearing suspenders but apparently, this fashion glitch is making a comeback.
Holiday season family fun
Holidays are the perfect excuse to spend quality time with your family and loved ones. This photo shows the reality behind that phrase. What’s super adorable about this recreated childhood picture is the siblings have taken it to the extreme, and even the hair pulling has made it into the recreated photo, and the elf costume. We imagine as adults, this family and these siblings are a lot of fun to hang around during the holiday.
This sweet baby, resting on his mother’s lap has grown up into a punk, making his mom play along with his freaky ideas of recreating his baby’s photo, but maybe it was her idea? Anyways, the result is one of the best versions of a recreated childhood photo ever. This is what happens when you are willing to wear an adult diaper just for a laugh.
A mud bath
These brothers all covered in mud and ready for their close up, they are quite the wild bunch. Loving how they still bring the fun and youthful joy. As you can tell from the photo they are very committed to this picture recreated magic moment but now their parents are relieved, they don’t need to clean up after them, you’re on your own!
The coolest mom ever
Raise your hand if you didn’t stick your head in the copy machine, at least once a kid?
Not to mention other body parts…Now you get why this picture is so great, because this mom played along, then and now, she is clearly the coolest mom ever. We are loving how these two, mother and son are still close, that’s sweet.
One two three go
These three bothers don’t shy away from the camera for a brave recreated childhood photo. The original picture is quite awkward and redoing it all, body position, location, topless, barefoot and clothing or the absent of them. We wonder if pulling their shorts up to their chest and wearing a diaper is just for the photo, playing goofballs or it’s a fashion choice.
So many of the 90’s kids, have pictures in a bucket of water, not sure what our parents were thinking, but recreating this magic moment always brings back memories and a few laughs.
These siblings can barely fit in the buckets as kids so not sure how they managed to do so for this photo op. This is an awkward picture truly worthy of a recreated version.
We used to love these birthdays parties growing up, with junk food, sweets, fun, and games involving colorful balloons. This is one of the funniest recreated photos, this guy even recreated the missing teeth and not just the playful look. We wonder how they kept the youthful spirit while growing up, good for them, they are picture perfect of well-balanced adults, in the best possible way.
The three musketeers
When you’re a kid, road trips with your siblings were sometimes joyful and other times nerve-racking, especially for the parents unit. The original photo looks like a prank caught in the act, and turn into a photo op for the parent’s sake and the kids play all innocent . In the recreated photo you can tell a family that travels together, stays together, they look very close and one for all and all for one.
My brother’s keeper
Being the oldest brother comes with a lot of responsibilities and also with respect, your younger siblings look up to you and even copy you in some ways. These two little brothers have grown into fine young men, the hipster version, with the beard and all. You can tell the oldest brother is still the protector of his younger brother and in charge of all fashion decisions involving style and facial hair.
The box is our playground
This recreated childhood photo used a little Photoshop help, we can tell from the identical backgrounds, but it’s still one of the hilarious recreated pictures we have ever seen. Guess the tattoos elevates this photo from adorable and playful to adult fun.
Every kid who grows up around sisters knows you should flee for your life when they say: “Let’s play dress up”. This poor kid also learned it, the hard way, but he is such a sport, he even agreed to play along in a recreated version of this picture, the pacifier is stretching it too far.
This is a very colorful recreated picture, with lots of chic and style. These siblings stand out with their sense of contemporary fashion, with blue, yellow and red raincoats ready for a rainy day. The only thing spoiling this picture is – they’ve grown up and the height difference between them has shifted and changed dramatically, this is one small detail they didn’t stick to for this redo.
Again, 90’s staged pictures raise their ugly heads, this sailor and his sister holding a teddy bear for moral support, are a photo 90’s kids can relate to. When they recreated this magic photo they have it down to the last item and details, including the hairstyle and the facial expression, nice!
Strike a Pose
This childhood recreated the magic moment apart from the heights difference that has changed since the original picture was taken. They do have the other details down to the fence behind them, shorts and white socks, not to mention the striped shirts and goofy body positions and looks. As you can tell from the pictures these brothers are a lot of fun to hang around.
Nothing better than having your brain totally frozen by a yummy chocolate ice cream cone. We’re loving the dorky smile on the little boy, now grown face. Also, Disney hat is a nice touch. We are all for ice cream mess, it’s part of the fun and good for them for recreating it to the last ice cream drop.
Breaking news, adults can’t fit in kids playpen, and these siblings prove just that. Have to admit it’s brave of them trying to recreate this childhood picture involving a playpen as we spend much of our toddler phase trying to avoid them. We wonder if the playpen is the same one for both pictures or the second one is actually for one of their kids. Either way, the result is hilarious.
That’s a big bird, enough to feed an entire family! The kid looks super pumped about pitching in and holding it while the man of the house slicing it and passing it around. The picture redo shows the kid still got spunk and the dad? He looks like not a second has passed since the original photo was taken, good genes.
Bath and behind
These brothers had a lot of fun growing up together, making serious damage and saving on the water bill together. Can you imagine how this redo would look if they had a sister? Thank god it’s PG appropriate with all male siblings at the same bath goofing around.
The baby of the family will always stay the baby, nothing he can do will change that, not even growing up. This recreated childhood picture is super sweet as the mother is still trying to hold on to her baby boy, but now, he is much bigger and taller than her, which makes it much better and funny than the original one. This mom is super cool, still plays along with her kids shenanigans.
When you have brothers, sisters and cousins joining forces to recreate a magic moment from the past, a photo of all of them together, you know they were all raised right. To top it, they even managed to capture the essence of each family member and recreated it in a perfect way.
The friendly ghost
This kid loved to goof around and play Ghostbusters, Cowboys, and Indians. Recreating this childhood picture meant reconnecting with that inner child and channeling to today, day and age. As you can tell from the result – it’s been done perfectly, till the very last detail: goofball look – check, headiest hat – check, ghost wings to fly around – double check.
Growing up there is nothing better than a slumber party with your best friend and sibling. These guys have managed to stay close all these years and it makes the recreated childhood photo so much easier. It’s very sweet seeing up close how these guys get the importance of friendship that transcends through time.
Then and Now
You can tell before this picture was taken, someone was saying out loud: “young lady, don’t take that tone with me and don’t give me this look”. Now, in the redo version, she can’t help it, she still has the same look, she didn’t grow out of it. Too bad for her, entertaining for us.