Clothes of the Eighties, Featherclips
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Sex: F
Type of clothing: feather clips
When it was popular: mid-80s
Description: I did a lot of rollerskating in the 80s (I am 36 yrs old). We girls would clip on these "featherclips" on the sides of our jeans, or use them as barrettes. I think they were actually clips for holding marijuana joints, I didn't know that at the time! They had elaborate, colorful feathers that swished when you skated or walked down the halls in school. I remember seeing them in the mall everywhere. I had gorgeous pink, blue, and multicolored featherclips. I kept them until I married in '88!
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Steph - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember the pretty girls with feathered hair wore those in their hair. lol
Wendy - June 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Didnt these come with "roach clips" to keep them in your hair? I remember winning some at a county fair lol
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh man.....I had these! I thought I was so awesome. AHHAHAH!
Rita - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Had one in the 3rd grade.
Keith - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Just got one of these in Red White and Green at an Irish-Italian Parade in Metairie, LA back in March!! They are parade throws!
mike - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Why is our economy and country in the toilet?
pork chop - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
these were roach clips...with a girlie side that they gave awya at the fairs and carnivals.
lesah5 - July 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I had them hooked to the back of my white cowboy hat. So cool!
Angela - January 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I totally remember these from my early childhood like 1981-1984. My older cousins would wear them in their hair all of the time but my mom thought they were tacky, maybe because she knew their real purpose? hehe
Tonya B - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Every color in the rainbow!! Yes they were difinately roach clips, and it took me several months for my parents to let me have some. I got most of mine from our home town fair. Funny how it was mostly at fairs and carnivals that you could get these! It was probally a carny that made these up!
MUDDYRUNNERGIRL - August 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I had one - with fuchsia feathers... I'm pretty sure I got mine from a carnival too in 1982 when I was 9. It's home was clipped to the antenna of my 13" b/w tv for awesome reception!
Angie - August 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Roach clips. That's all they were.

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