Meet some of the craziest beards and mustaches we've found at the championships.
Willi Chevalier, Germany, 2001 World Champion of Full Beard Freestyle
Jack Passion, a 23-year-old American crowned natural beard champion of the world at Brighton 2007
Karl Heinz-Hille, winner of Imperial moustache category at the 2007 Championship in Brighton, UK
Elmar Weiser, from Germany
Ernst Krause from Steinau cultivated on this creation for weeks
Gandhi Jones, 34, from Seattle, 1st Place winner in the Freestyle Moustache category in 2007
Former Beard World Champion Gerhard Knapp