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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Margie Lazou
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Tinka Maruu
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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M. B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Wendy Woo
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like his face is stretching out!

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Nini
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*Cthulhu and 89 mythical monsters like it.*

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Nini Cole
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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