How to Rock a Weird Beard and Other Funny Facial Hair Styles

Photographer Greg Anderson captured this first-rate facial fur at the 2013 National Beard and Mustache Championships—but we have some ideas for putting the beardy beauties to work after the show.

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The Warlord

The WarlordGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Crashing grizzly bear luncheons
• Preventing tacky Viking-helmet-hair
• Pillaging Middle Earth

The Rogue's Smile

The Rogue's SmileGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Banana storage
• Manual head-steering
• High fiving other mustaches

The Dreamcatcher

The DreamcatcherGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Teaching trigonometry
• Skewering olives
• Completing your Beatnik Santa costume

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The Sly Cap'n

The Sly Cap'nGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• October accessorizing
• Maniacal twirling
• Piloting your whimsical airship

The Scorpion

The ScorpionGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Tickling metal-heads
• Practicing sailor's knots
• Giving the beard a stern talking to

The Angel's Shoestrings

The Angel's Shoestrings Greg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Decorative spider webs
• Pretending to uncork things
• Pirate golf

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The Madman Yak

The Madman YakGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Competitive head-banging
• Becoming one with the willows
• Avoiding open flames for the rest of your life

Lucifer's Coathook

Lucifer's Coathook Greg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Cleaning your ears
• Cleaning your neighbor's ears
• Nonchalantly riding a unicycle

Cheek Chaps

Cheek ChapsGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Raising a flea circus
• Pretending your chin is Wolverine
• Backup prayer shawl

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The Artisan

The ArtisanGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Brooklyn entrepreneurship
• High-stakes darts
• Seducing octopi

The Lucky Charmer

The Lucky CharmerGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• The Civil War re-enactor's Leprechaun Cavalry brigade
• Tickling just her upper lip
• Convincing children you possess treasure


HossGreg Anderson
Perfect for:
• Smuggling starfish
• Being the most popular sheriff in town
• Single-handedly keeping the beard-wax industry afloat

See the rest of Anderson's epic photo album on Facebook.

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