Highlights From The World Beard And Moustache Championships

Published October 30, 2014
Updated March 1, 2018

More than 300 men with sculpted beards and lengthy mustaches attended the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships.

Winner Of The World Beard and Moustache Championships

Overall winner at the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Source: Daily Mail

More than 300 men with sculpted beards and lengthy mustaches attended the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships, which took place in Portland, Oregon this past Saturday. Representing nine countries, the men competed in 18 beard and mustache categories, ranging from freestyle to best full groomed beard.

Blowing away the competition with his mane of dark, coarse facial hair, contestant Madison Rowley (seen above) earned the title of overall winner.

Forget No Shave November—we promise that the facial hair from the World Beard and Moustache Championships is unlike anything you’ve ever seen:

Beard and Mustache Awards
Source: RYOT

Psychedelic Facial Hair
Source: Complex

Awesome Sideburns World Beard and Moustache Championships
Source: demilked

Cheeto Beard at World Beard and Moustache Championships
Source: The Guardian

World Beard and Moustache Championships

Beards from World Beard and Mustache Championships
Source: Top ReShare

Zoolander-Inspired Facial Hair
Source: BuzzFeed

Bizarre Beard
Source: Daily Mail

Craig Mitchell Funny Mustache

2014 Beard Championships

Pirate Facial Hair
Source: Complex

Cheeto Beard
Source: Metro

Luke Shuler Awesome Beard

Long Beard at World Beard and Moustache Championships
Source: demilked

Burke Kenny Long Beard

Taylor McKibben Crazy Beard

Biker Beard

Awesome Mustache

Fancy Beard
Source: Max

Bizarre Moustache
Source: Daily Mail

Bizarre Beard at Mustache Championships
Source: Mirror

Behind the Scenes Beard and Moustache Championships
A bearded female fortune teller entertains contestants. Source: Yahoo News

Overall Winner World Beard and Moustache Championships
Overall winner at the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Source: Daily Mail

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Kiri Picone
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Kiri Picone holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Pepperdine University and has been writing for various digital publishers for more than 10 years.
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Savannah Cox
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Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.