Beard and Moustache

Contest Info

  • Started: 6/9/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 6/11/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 39
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
Beard and Moustache
Contest Directions: Add or modify moustaches and/or beards to celebrities politicians, ads, or paintings. Moustaches and beards in your entries have to be creative, more than just "1 minute paintbrush work", they will be disqualified for not enough chopping. Adding beards and moustaches to women is also allowed in this contest.

Contest Info

    • Started: 6/9/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 6/11/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 39
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
This gallery only contains our top 26 selections from its parent contest Beard and Moustache. All 39 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Baby with a Beard

    Baby with a Beard
  • George Bush with a Beard

    George Bush with a Beard
  • Harry Potter with a Beard

    Harry Potter with a Beard
  • Hairy Baby with a Beard

    Hairy Baby with a Beard
  • George Bush with a Grey Beard

    George Bush with a Grey Beard
  • Paris Hilton with a Beard

    Paris Hilton with a Beard
  • Condoleezza Rice with a Beard

    Condoleezza Rice with a Beard
  • President Bush with a Beard

    President Bush with a Beard
  • George W Bush with a Moustache and Beard

    George W Bush with a Moustache and Beard
  • Richard Gere with a Big Moustache

    Richard Gere with a Big Moustache
  • Hairy Caveman Al Gore

    Hairy Caveman Al Gore
  • Rosie O'Donnell with a Beard

    Rosie O'Donnell with a Beard
  • Brokeback George Bush

    Brokeback George Bush
  • Hillary Duff with a Moustache

    Hillary Duff with a Moustache
  • Bearded George W Bush

    Bearded George W Bush
  • Bette Midler with a Beard

    Bette Midler with a Beard
  • George Bush with a Moustache

    George Bush with a Moustache
  • Barbara Bush with a Beard

    Barbara Bush with a Beard
  • Hillary Clinton with a Moustache

    Hillary Clinton with a Moustache
  • Jennifer Garner with a Beard

    Jennifer Garner with a Beard
  • Angelina Jolie with a Beard

    Angelina Jolie with a Beard
  • Marilyn Monroe with a Goatee

    Marilyn Monroe with a Goatee
  • Jennifer Lopez with a Moustache

    Jennifer Lopez with a Moustache
  • Senator Ted Kennedy with a Beard

    Senator Ted Kennedy with a Beard
  • Johnny Depp with a Moustache

    Johnny Depp with a Moustache
  • Brooke Hogan with a Moustache

    Brooke Hogan with a Moustache
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The New York City Championships, which attracted some two-dozen competitors and a capacity crowd of 400, came about as a way to publicize "Splitting Hairs," a documentary in the works about the World Beard and Moustache Championship (WBMC), a biennial event to determine the best in 17 categories. These include the Dali mustache (a thin wisp with an upward tilt); the Wild West mustache (Wyatt Earp's your guy); the Imperial chin and cheek beard (think Kaiser Wilhelm I); the full beard natural (contestants in this group must forswear styling aids like gel or wax); and full beard freestyle (the most recent winner at the international level had whiskers shaped like the Brandenburg Gate). Costumes are welcomed -- in fact, encouraged. The New York event held at the Knitting Factory, a music club in lower Manhattan, was a far more modest affair than the WBMC, with a mere four categories. These included "patchy," apparently for those who lack the hair-withal for a full beard. "We were going to have a category for people who resemble Kenny Rogers, but no one signed up," said the competition's organizer, Jon Friedman, referring to the pop-country star. "People want to find a way to be seen and to be known for something, and not everyone is athletic," continued Mr. Friedman, explaining the contestants' collective psyche. "These people have found a way through facial hair to compete." Those dissatisfied with this explanation may want to direct further questions to Phil Olsen, the founder of the World Beard and Moustache Association, a two-year-old organization designed to encourage friendship through friendly international competition. "Why the competition? Maybe it's because men are competitive about everything," said Mr. Olsen, 57, who sports a foot-long beard and who was in town both to judge the event (his day job is settlement conference judge for the Nevada Supreme Court) and to do some recruiting for beard and mustache team U.S.A. "It changes your personality," added Jay Della Valle, a filmmaker who's been working on his handlebar mustache since the fall of 2004. "You start acting and doing things in ways you would never do without a mustache. I started wearing cowboy boots. And," he added, "I live in New Jersey."
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