Editor's note: The World Beard and Moustache Championships are quite possibly the best things ever to happen to facial hair. Since 1990, the semi-annual competition has turned growing and grooming into a high-class art form, and the 2017 edition just wrapped up in Austin, Texas, over the weekend.

Photographer Greg Anderson was on the scene taking poignant portraits of the wildest and most wonderful entries, and here they are for your enjoyment. Be sure to vote for your favourites, and let us know which ones you might dare to try yourself.

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Tinka Maruu 2 years ago

I love the way the tips of his mustache appear to be balancing his hat. His entire ensemble is perfect.

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Too bored to do this! 2 years ago

How long would this take to do??

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Anna Galina Petty 2 years ago

He's beard looks surprised

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Margie Lazou 2 years ago

at least this one's actually creative.. getting my like.

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Too bored to do this! 2 years ago

Looks a bit like pretzels

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shewhomustnotbenamed 2 years ago

Hope the chest hair is not real! :D

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Melissa Apple 2 years ago

Wowza, that's a braid!

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Palmyre Lgl 2 years ago

Very octopussy

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2 years ago

just chilling~

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Benny Lava 2 years ago

He forgot to do the eyebrow.

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Roos Dillema 2 years ago

Good looking man!

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Agnė Kam 2 years ago

WOW

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Joanne Martin 2 years ago

Simple elegance.

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Andrew Gibb 2 years ago

A cross between a serial killer and Salvador Dali

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Margie Lazou 2 years ago

poirot tache. totally liked.

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Tinka Maruu 2 years ago

I hope they take some of these participants' looks and make them into video game characters... Or maybe these guys got their ideas FROM video games? Anyway, I love them all!

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Sanchit Jain 2 years ago

Human Porcupine.

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Shinomi Chan 2 years ago

YESS! Real life Eggman!

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Tiago Cruz 2 years ago

Aramis!

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Mark Hand III 2 years ago

Channeling Johnny Depp.

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Atlantin 2 years ago

I love his eyes!

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Clare McDuff 2 years ago

Someone call MIB

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MacacoMonkey 2 years ago

I wish it were green like his hair!

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M. B 2 years ago

if only the bottom half was made into a flux capacitor bc he nailed the 88

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Susan Kraemer 2 years ago

What a poop head🤣😂🤣🤣

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Maverick rudometkin 2 years ago

magnifique

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Wendy Woo 2 years ago

Looks like his face is stretching out!

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Mini Skafsgaard 2 years ago

very clever

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Joanne Martin 2 years ago

Very cool.

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Nini 2 years ago

*Cthulhu and 89 mythical monsters like it.*

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Ricardo Lopes 2 years ago

I would like to see some birds on that

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M. B 2 years ago

1880's Moriarty

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Shinomi Chan 2 years ago

Close up from Eggman?

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Mark Hand III 2 years ago

His beard is saying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Susan Stuart 2 years ago

Dudley Dowrite, Right?

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Li 2 years ago

his smile is so cute

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Joanne Martin 2 years ago

Neat.

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Nini Cole 2 years ago

Déjà je n'aime pas la barbe !!!! Alors là c'est le pompon !

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