50 of the Best “What I Wanted vs. What I Got” Moments Ever

Most, if not all, people have experienced looking forward to something and then ending up with something, well… a bit more disappointing. The product probably had glowing reviews and promising pictures but looked, let’s say, different when it arrived on your doorstep. It might’ve been made of cheaper materials, or it could’ve been the wrong color or size. Either way, you were probably pretty disappointed. Here we gathered a list of the best “What I Wanted vs. What I Got” examples, to ease your pain or simply to yikes! a bit over it. 

These experiences may be frustrating when they happen to you, but admittedly, it can be pretty hilarious when it happens to someone else. From haircuts gone wrong to cringe-worthy tattoos, here are 50 instances where people wanted something and got something else.

The Best “What I Wanted vs. What I Got” List:

1. This would’ve been a real bad-ass haircut, but instead, it just looks like the razor had a mind of its own.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Bored Panda

2. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, anyone?

Source: Bright Humanity

3. Whatever these nails are, they don’t look like ones made for humans!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Twitter

4. She ended up looking more like a budget Elsa than anything else.

Source: Hiptoro

5. When your natural tan turns into a brownie crisp.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Hiptoro

6. Thumper was cute in the movie, but this looks like something out of a horror film.

Source: A Work Station

7. Looks like it was someone’s first and last day on the job as a piercer.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Bright Humanity

8. Humans aren’t the only ones who get bad haircuts.

Source: Bored Panda

9. We’re not sure what the designers of this sheet mask had in mind, but it’s a cruel sight for anybody who sees it!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Bored Panda

10. At least they got the colors right.

Source: Bright Humanity

11. From cute and fluffy to a scraggly mohawk. Yikes!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Bored Panda

12. This one just missed the mark entirely and ended up looking like a flesh-colored Pokeball.

Source: Bright Humanity

13. Sometimes, size charts aren’t all that accurate!

Source: Hiptoro

14. At least you can still tell which Disney princess it is… sort of?

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Success Life Lounge

15. This went wrong on so many levels.

Source: Success Life Lounge

16. Honestly, we don’t know which one is better!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Success Life Lounge

17. It looks like a Papier-Mâché disaster instead of the actual product.

Source: Hiptoro

18. Phat pants are back in style.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Hiptoro

19. The hairdresser must have never had a prom and taken it out on this poor girl!

Source: A Work Station

20. What it will “bee” is an entirely wrong cake!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Bored Panda

21. She must’ve picked size G — giant!

Source: Bright Humanity

22. It was almost there…. almost.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Hiptoro

23. The girl’s face says everything, and it does not look good!

Source: Hiptoro

24. This isn’t that bad, but it’s still a potentially embarrassing look.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Meme Guy

25. This dress might not be as flattering as she anticipated!

Source: Facebook

26. You’ve got to give the cake makers at least a B+ for effort here.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Success Life Lounge

27. But this one deserves an F. No lady should have to go out with nails this disastrous!

Source: Kiwi Report

28. There comes the point where an attempt becomes sad, and this might be one of them.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Success Life Lounge

29. Are you sure this is my dog?

Source: Bored Panda

30. It looks like somebody cut the dress out of a blue plastic bag. Oops!

Source: Bright Humanity

31. It’s not what she asked for, but at the very least, it’s even!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: A Work Station

32. We’re beginning to wonder if these stylists understand how to follow instructions…

Source: A Work Station

33. … they can’t.

Source: Buzzfeed

34. This stylist at least tried, but he failed miserably!

Source: Buzzfeed

35. There’s nothing worse than a permanent change that is entirely different from what you want than tattoos!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Brightside

36. Botched-up tattoos are simply the worst. Exhibit B:

Source: Brightside

37. This is technically still a tattoo, but instead of freckles, this lady ended up with Connect the Dots on her face.

Source: A Work Station

38. On the plus side, your pet now has a blanket!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Bored Panda

39. At least her hair color matches the brick wall now.

Source: Bored Panda

40. This isn’t the worst brow job out there, but it just wasn’t what she wanted. Fair!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: A Work Station

41. How does a jacket turn into a penguin suit?!

Source: A Work Station

42. Another tattoo mishap.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Brightside

43. Instead of a side part, the hairdresser decided Moses would part this guy’s hair.

Source: Buzzfeed

44. We’re not sure which is scarier, the left or the one on the right.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Know Your Meme

45. Happy Easter turned into an Anxious Easter.

Source: Know Your Meme

46. Plus points for trying, but that looks like a moray eel, not a dolphin.

Source: Cheezburger

47. The downsides of ordering your birthday outfit online.

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Cheezburger

48. Expectations vs. reality!

Source: Cheezburger

49. Who put this candy on my toppings?

Source: Cheezburger

50. Let’s let!

the Best "What I Wanted vs. What I Got"

Source: Cheezburger

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