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Wacky facial hair on show at the 2019 World Beard and Moustache Championships

Who will win (by a whisker?) Competitors showcase their wacky facial hair as they battle it out in the 2019 World Beard and Moustache Championships

  • Spectacular styles are on show at the World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Antwerp, Belgium 
  • The contest sees competitors take part in three main categories, moustache, partial beard and full beard 
  • The three-day event include a Ladies’ competition, with categories for both artificial beards and mustaches

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Hundred of hairy men from around the world have descended on Antwerp in Belgium for the 2019 World Beard and Moustache Championships.

Many spectacular styles are on show including majestic handlebars and swirling whiskers, as competitors battle out to become facial fuzz kings.

The wacky contest sees the well-groomed competitors take part in three main categories – moustache, partial beard and full beard – with each including several sub-categories.  

The three-day event also gives women a chance to show off creations in a Ladies’ competition, with categories for Realistic and Creative expression of artificial beards and moustaches.  

Since 2001, the event has been held every two years at different locations around the world including, Brighton, England and Stuttgart, Germany.  

Hell-bent on winning: This man wore a smart suit and a beard that bent and looped in many different direction

Star quality: Many spectacular facial fuzz styles are on show including this mans swirling whiskers which defy gravity

Star quality: Many spectacular facial fuzz styles are on show including this mans swirling whiskers which defy gravity

Hats off to you: The wacky contest sees the well-groomed competitors take part in three main categories

Hats off to you: The wacky contest sees the well-groomed competitors take part in three main categories

How do you like those apples? This man hoped his pointy beard and cloud-themed suit would be enough to impress the judges

How do you like those apples? This man hoped his pointy beard and cloud-themed suit would be enough to impress the judges 

These three bearded chaps were among the hundreds to take part in the event which has been held every two years since 2002

These three bearded chaps were among the hundreds to take part in the event which has been held every two years since 2002 

A participant of the international World Beard and Moustache Championships with a goatie to die for

A participant of the international World Beard and Moustache Championships with a goatie to die for

Ready to rock 'n' roll: This biker ensured he stood out from the crowd with his horned-helmet and star-shaped beard

Ready to rock ‘n’ roll: This biker ensured he stood out from the crowd with his horned-helmet and star-shaped beard 

A great Brit! This patriotic man from the UK wore a sophisticated beard in the hope of dazzling the judges

A great Brit! This patriotic man from the UK wore a sophisticated beard in the hope of dazzling the judges

Since 2001, the event has been held every two years at different locations around the world including, Brighton, England and Stuttgart, Germany

Since 2001, the event has been held every two years at different locations around the world including, Brighton, England and Stuttgart, Germany

Hold on to your hats: This man sported a grey beard with elegant curls in the hope that sophistication will charm the judges

Hold on to your hats: This man sported a grey beard with elegant curls in the hope that sophistication will charm the judges

One of the contestants at the competition

No that's not this man's face -  it's the back of his head

Two faced: this man took the unusual move of making the back of his head look like it had facial hair

Looking shady: This contestant wore a fluffy auburn and grey beard at the competition which ends tomorrow

The beard that never ends! This man has a beard that appears to stretch for miles

If there was a longest beard award at the event, these two would no doubt have a good chance of winning

Focused: This determined looking man looks like he has his eyes firmly on a prize

Focused: This determined looking man looks like he has his eyes firmly on a prize

These dapper looking men harked back to the 1920s with their sharp looking suits and snazzy moustaches

These dapper looking men harked back to the 1920s with their sharp looking suits and snazzy moustaches 

This man put in a strong claim for an accolade with humongous grey mutton chops and pointy-ended beard

This man put in a strong claim for an accolade with humongous grey mutton chops and pointy-ended beard

These two had whiskers that were quite simply preened to perfection and they wore snazzy suits to match

These two had whiskers that were quite simply preened to perfection and they wore snazzy suits to match

These three were so impressed with the moustaches and beards that they took time out to take a selfie

These three were so impressed with the moustaches and beards that they took time out to take a selfie

Curly wurly! This cheery man sported an eye-catching beard which was awash with spectacular curls

Curly wurly! This cheery man sported an eye-catching beard which was awash with spectacular curls 

The man on the left sported a spectacular moustache that appeared defy gravity while his aubourned-haired friend's beard was bursting with mesmerising swirls

The man on the left sported a spectacular moustache that appeared defy gravity while his aubourned-haired friend’s beard was bursting with mesmerising swirls

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