May 28th, 2009
|10:19 am - Best of the 2009 World Beard & Moustache Championships from flickr|
Here's some of the best photos from flickr of the 2009 World Beard & Moustache Championships that took place in Anchorage, Alaska last weekend.
One of the best things about the internet and flickr is you can now experience events like these vicariously -- or at least view a huge photo album documenting them -- if you weren't able to attend or participate yourself.
There was an ocean cruise, city tours, and a parade in addition to the competition itself. It looks like everyone had a lot of fun.
They have all sorts of moustache and beard categories (full - natural, freestyle, Imperial moustache, Wild West, Musketeer, including one perhaps added and appropriate for this year's competition, the Alaskan Whaler), and a lot of the contestants dress up to match the style or theme of their facial hair.
I've numbered the photographs in case you want to comment on any of them.
And the winner is... local boy David Traver who wove his beard into an Alaskan snowshoe. He won Full Beard Freestyle as well as Best Overall!
Thanks to flickr photographers ACVB PR, Alaska Robotics, anewidentity, bade_md, brianredbeard, CA2, DanOrange, how'dthathappen?!?, jacQuie.k, Rebecca Coolidge, Todd Huffman, trickyTM, and zieak for sharing their photographs with the world.
Also, pink_halen, one of the few LJers who attended, has some great pictures taken at the parade here: http://pink-halen.livejournal.com/227038.html -- including a wonderful one showing the garden gnome (#18) with the full costume he made that makes it look like he's sitting on a mushroom, with his real feet disguised as snails coming out under the mushroom.
IAWTO (I agree with these overalls)