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.

The Warlord

Greg Anderson

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

The Rogue's Smile

Greg Anderson

Perfect for:
• Banana storage
• Manual head-steering
• High fiving other mustaches

The Dreamcatcher

Greg Anderson

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

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The Sly Cap'n

Greg Anderson

Perfect for:
• October accessorizing
• Maniacal twirling
• Piloting your whimsical airship

The Scorpion

Greg Anderson

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

The Angel's Shoestrings

Greg Anderson

Perfect for:
• Decorative spider webs
• Pretending to uncork things
• Pirate golf

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The Madman Yak

Greg Anderson

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

Lucifer's Coathook

Greg Anderson

Perfect for:
• Cleaning your ears
• Cleaning your neighbor's ears
• Nonchalantly riding a unicycle

Cheek Chaps

Greg Anderson

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

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The Artisan

Greg Anderson

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

The Lucky Charmer

Greg Anderson

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

Hoss

Greg 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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