Welcome to the wonderland of facial hair of all shapes, styles, and sizes, from giant beards to Salvador Dali-worthy mustaches.

We’re talking about The National Beard and Moustache Championships organized by Beard Team USA® which took place in Casper on November 12 this month. This whimsical event celebrates facial hair, and joins beard aficionados together into one big bushy community who just loves having fun with a dash of competition!

Just like in previous years, Greg Anderson, a Las Vegas-based photographer, set out on a mission to capture the numerous men in their one-of-a-kind beards on camera. Below we selected some of the most interesting beards Anderson eternalized during the championships, so scroll down and upvote your favorite ones!

Also, be sure to check out more photos from previous years’ National Beard and Moustache Championships here and here.

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Sar ska
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1 week ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“Cool” was literally the first word that came to mind. Followed by, “that guy is ‘cool’ personified. He’d be an awesome eccentric in real life, or some sort of steampunk villain in a movie, or a fun dark/antihero/chaotic good character in a story.”

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This year, Beard Team USA worked with both the Ford Wyoming Center and Visit Casper for the 2022 National Beard And Mustache Championship. It was held in conjunction with the 2022 Booze and Bacon Festival.

Bryan Nelson, president of Beard Team USA, told the press that “This event is such a great way to showcase beards and moustaches of all shapes and sizes.” According to him, “there’s a sense of pride in honoring all the various people that are presented in this competition that showcases raw, unfiltered beard and moustache artistry.”

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Sar ska
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1 week ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ah, the “dry pack of ramen noodles” beard style. Classic.

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In previous years, the National Beard And Mustache Championship was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nashville, Tennessee and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This year, Wyoming was picked as the location.“We like smaller cities so we can make more of an impact visually, and also, we have a charitable aspect to our event,” Nelson explained.

Since the National Beard And Mustache Championship always donates a percentage of ticket sales to local charities, Nelson believes that being hosted in smaller locations makes it possible to make a bigger impact in helping the community.

The event brings a lot of people together to not just celebrate their facial hair but give back to the community, which is the whole idea of it. No politics matter, no partisan divide,” said Nelson.

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Sar ska
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1 week ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it impressive? Yes. Did seeing it somehow trigger my arachnophobia?Also yes. 🕷💀

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Sar ska
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1 week ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is pretty fabulous in it’s own way. I’m partial to the crazy stylized facial hair for the entertainment value, but this is a well executed route too. Wouldn’t seem out of place on the streets, but also would seem totally normal on a “Lord of the Rings” character that wields an axe.

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Sar ska
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1 week ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He fits my mental image of a Texas ranch owner (who possibly also works in the oil/fracking) and businessman. But then I see his eyes, which look so young, and my brain fritzes.

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Sar ska
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1 week ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shaping the crease at the top of that heart must’ve been a real trick. Even though I understand it, my brain is still like “where is that hair coming from?”

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Note: this post originally had 70 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.