Competitors in the World Beard and Moustache Championships paraded through Brighton on Saturday morning.
German contestant Elmar Weiser displayed a structurally impressive beard.
The Dali moustache category specifies "slender with long tips, straight up or arching up".
Wax is an important tool of the trade for many of the facial hair creations.
Willi Chevalier, from Germany, was entering the Full Beard Freestyle category.
The championships are held every two years with German and American contestants often dominating.
Brighton's Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital will share in the event's proceeds this year.
Competition organisers arranged sightseeing tours of Sussex before and after the main event.
Gandhi Jones travelled from Seattle in America to enter the Moustache Freestyle category.
Contestant David Traver is from Alaska, where the 2009 championships will be staged.