Friday, March 18, 2011

1980s Bopper, Deely Bopper & Antenna Headbands

Posing in my '80s headgear with my silly younger
brother at his McDonald's birthday party

I've covered wonderful '80s fashions including plastic charm bracelets, gummy bracelets, parachute pants and more. Now here's one wacky fashion accessory I'm hoping some other 1980s kids remember. Back in like 1981/1982, I loved what I called my "antennas"  -- I wouldn't leave home without them. I was a weird kid, I know. These antennas were basically a plastic headband with springs attached to glittery hearts, stars and other strange objects. 

Newspaper story from  80sactual.com

I loved my 1980's headgear which were professionally referred to as "Deely Boppers" and "Head Boppers."  I wore these wacky antennas to the mall, babysitting, birthday parties, Friendly's and even to Disneyland in California. My folks were so cool, they never questioned my outlandish styles even at the tender age of 10. 

If you were an '80s kid, did you own a pair of these wacky antennas?



18 comments:

HappyHenLisa said...

We called those lovely head things "Beely" Boppers. I currently have 2 pairs of them with glittery weenies on the ends! Ha Ha. They still make holiday themed ones, but they're not as easy to find.

baygirl32 said...

I loved my glittery antenna headband. I was heartbroken when my dumb little sister squished one of the stars on the end and proceeded to suck of the glitter. (wait wasn't that last week)

Cheeseboy said...

Had them. A special Captain EO pair that I DID get at Disneyland. I bet my kids would still love wearing them.

Oilfield Trash said...

Oh I remember those things from my youth.

Connie said...

What a blast from the past! I loved these! That's a really cute photo of you and your brother.

Blast from the Past said...

Yeah - I can't say I wire these, but I certainly remember the craze!

Blast from the Past said...

Wow - must be Friday afternoon!
"wore", not "wire".

Pat Tillett said...

I never wore any, but a couple of my kids had the capt'n EO ones that Cheeseboy just brought up.
That is a darn cute photo of you!

Ms. A said...

Darn it! I just went looking around the house for some, so I could send you a picture and I can't find them. I thought for sure one of the teddy bears was wearing them. Poop!

LadyJ3000 said...

I used to love those "Beely" Boppers. I lost a pair I had just gotten on a windy ferry boat trip and was just devastated.

LaraAnn said...

I don't really remember these. I love your photo.

Teachinfourth said...

I didn't wear them, but I wanted some as a kid...

jenne said...

i STILL have a pair :)one side is Pac man and the other is a ghost :)

Amber Von Felts said...

I remember these too! The spring part of the antenna would always get stuck in my hair! LOL. Jenne, I would die for your Pacman Pair!

Brandon said...

I never went with the antenna, because it just wouldn't fit over my karate kid bandana.

Those were the days!

Kelley said...

I love that you found a picture of yourself with one on, too! I do remember those. Ohhhh, yes...

~ Noelle said...

I think we got them at Putt Putt...
I had at least one pair~~~~~

mmeck1 said...

I have spiders and snowflakes, looking for others!!

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