Monday, June 1, 2009

World Beard and Moustache Championships












To see more of these lookers and to find out about the upcoming 2011 competition in Norway, click on this link: World Beard and Moustache Championships.

All photos above by Michael Dinneen

50 comments:

...love Maegan said...

oh they're serious about that shit!

so fabulous. now THAT would be an event I might attend.

notice the "might". llolol

Kim said...

At least there are no women entering...maybe that first one though? I have to get my eyebrows and upper lip threaded - being east indian and all:)and the last time the new girl at the salon said - are we doing your chin today? I didn't know whether to laugh, cry or slap her. Of course I went home and inspected my chin - no hairs thank god!!

Chris said...

I always wondered what it'd be like to have a beard/mustache, like how it'd feel growing out of your face. Seems like an odd concept to me, lol. These are some pretty impressive beards, too! My hubby hasn't had one for over a year, but I kinda like it when he grows one :)

Lynn said...

I pick the macrame beard!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Am I the only one totally creeped out right now?
I think this might be the perfect place for To Catch a Predator to film.

Omg I think this is the second post I've touched on molestors. That is not nice. I am going to hell.

But I hope they have lemonade at the contest...just sayin...those kind of guys seem to LOVE IT.

Alina said...

Yipes! Thank god I am not married to any of them. Can you imagine sleeping with that?

Sasha said...

wuaww mustache is not my thing at all, never liked a man with mustache, much less a stylish mustache! Althought this would be a competition just lOl all the time....!Hope you are having a great day!

Gary Heller said...

Yep, these guys are really serious bout this stuff. The fourth one down has me laughing aloud.
I like it. Not for me though

ticklishfromadistance said...

The last image is my favorite. Take's a lot of different type of peeps, huh? I would love to go to that competition.

gangsta bride said...

yet another reason why girls rule and boys drool. it would be so gross to have that on your face! HOWEVER, that would be so fun to watch. i am so there next year.

Char said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

LOL

Kellie said...

So awesomely bad! :) Love the braided beard!

Chessa! said...

that's fabulous! I had an art teacher when I was in high school who had a beautiful long mustache. I loved it...he looked like a disney character. and my dad always had a mustache but a regular one. he shaved once when we were little and my sister and I were so scared...we didn't recognize him. lol

The Haute-Shopper said...

Ahhh, years ago I was in a local bar/restaurant, when in walked around 20 guys with the most terrific moustaches and beards. It was surreal, scary and pretty bizarre at the same time. It turns out there were part of some moustache club and took part in competitions. I totally forgot about this until I read your post. I'm just wondering what the winner gets... golden scissors? ;-) I guess everyone needs a hobby...

down and out chic said...

oh my word, some people are crazy about their mustaches! it's fantastic.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I think that totally rocks! I'd go if I were near, but I am a bit partial to facial hair ;D (not that I have any...yet!)

clorivak said...

I would love to attend...its amazing what you can do with facial hair. I would be in a fit of giggles though at the seriousness of it all though!!!

Gabby said...

This really grosses me out. I'm not anti facial hair...but this is toooo much!

Namine said...

YIKES

I hate beards

Hanako66 said...

no way!

that guy looks like the mayor of munchkin land!

GUGAW said...

Love how the guy in the second photo is checking out the competition's beardage! I am a bit of a beard lover (pogonophile?) but there is just toooo much beardage here...

Kristin said...

ICK! Although I can't look away.

thereddeer said...

Wow that is some scary facial hair :P

LiLu said...

Okay... I would do anything to go to this. Anything!

alissa said...

wow. its been a long time since any of them have had sexy time.

diane said...

O.k., men are really weird. nuff said.

TheBeautyFile said...

oh no you did not!! they all scare me.

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

hahahahaa this is a real quality post! love it!

Danielle said...

OH
MY
MY
MY
!!!!!
How do I get myself to that competition! That is amazing!!!!! Ridiculously amazing in fact!

Awesome Sara said...

is this real??? where is it??? i want to go!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

True story: my aunt had this dinner party & she sat across fm this bearded-moustachy man...she observed him eating & the food was all over the facial hair or something...she ran to the ladies room & threw UP!!!
~Delicious week darling!

brandi milne said...

whoa is me, i'm in love with this post. I wish I wish I could grow/have these mustaches. hhhhhh...

one little simitopian said...

Ah, brilliant! I've heard of this amazing competition, and my! There are some very artistic facial hairs here! I must show the mister- he has an unhealthy fascination with this type of thing.

Dooder City said...

Woah. I always thought it was awesome how in ZZ Top Mike Beard was the only member without the beard....something to think about.

Underfunded Heiress said...

Those are hilarious!

So sorry to hear about your sister. Is she okay?

Penny said...

Can you even imagine having to kiss a man with these strange/disastrous facial hair designs?They would probably slap you away,and be all like "don't touch the 'stache!"

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carina said...

haha, if these men fell asleep at a party I was attending, I would chop their facial growths off!

Athena. said...

Golly,
this made me giggle so much so that I got the hiccups!
What a fantastic post :)
x

denise said...

hahaha, that's so funny! i like the one with flowers in his beard.. I wish I had a beard too..

Joy said...

Those guys are serious about their facial hair! I didn't know such a competition existed. Love it. Would be so fun to attend. ;o)

The Cottage Cheese said...

What, no bearded ladies in that competition? I call sexism!

Love these. One of my favorite posts ever!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Omg these guys are so freaking awesome. I heard an American won... go team America!

furface said...

Well on behalf or the Southcentral Alaska Beard and Moustache Club and the new reining World Champion overall I'd be re missed if I didn't mention we made at this time, around $15,000.00 for Charity. Don't worry the braided beard is getting shaved off as soon as we raise 3000.00 for a facility that provides refuge for battered woman and homeless teens.
Besides this is Alaska were supposed to look rugged not manicured? (smile)
David Traver

Gabbi said...

What a great competition! I'm with Cottage Cheese on the need for a bearded lady...

Milly said...

weird, creepy but funny

Diana said...

hahaha, i wonder if it's only available for men!

NIKI said...

This will just take me to the this on going thing in sweden.. http://cancerfonden.se/sv/Mustaschkampen/

Girl Japan said...

I know I can always come to you when I need to be picked up off the floor...

This reminds me of "The Wizard of the Oz".. the Wizard... = )

Zoƫ said...

do a post of assorted pube hairs