You may be proud of your neatly groomed facial hair, but these guys take it to crazy new levels of awesome. They were all competitors in the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships (sponsored by Just For Men) which were held last Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Over 300 people competed in 18 different categories that involved more than just having a ton of hair on your face.

OregonLive spoke with event organizer Phil Olsen who said they were looking for facial hair that “best enhances their overall appearance, style and personality.” If these pictures are any indicator, personalities ranged from soldiers to adventurers to Gandalf.

All Photos: Craig Mitchelldyer / Competitor: Unidentified

See more crazy beards after the break.

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Kevin Smith has shaved his beard. Surprisingly the world has kept on spinning.

Why on Earth would he do this? It’s for upcoming role in his follow-up to Tusk called Yoga Hosers, which features Smith’s daughter and Johnny Depp’s daughter as two young clerks. The deed had to be done for some green screen work and now, we have a beardless Smith. It isa all kinds of not right.

See clean-shaven Kevin Smith after the break if you think you can handle it.

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We spotted this awesome Goonies cosplay featuring redditor Uncle Angry and his daughter and were curious as to why they were celebrating Halloween so early. It turns out that this family lives in West Jordan, Utah and the reason why is both super sweet and feels inducing.

Four-year old resident Ethan van Leuven has leukemia and, sadly, he’s losing the fight. He’s been given just weeks to live.

His family and neighbors are doing everything they can to fill Ethan’s last days with love and joy, so they’ve decided to make it a week of holidays. He’s already ridden a fire truck with Santa. They just celebrated Halloween and they’re also celebrating Christmas early.

There’s a great story about everything the family and the town of West Jordan are doing by KSL and we have a video about Ethan from KFOR.

You can see it after the break.

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Anovos is a high-end prop and costuming company that specializes in producing top-notch replicas of classic outfits from Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and Star Wars. In the past, the company only carried costumes for women from BSG and Star Trek, but it looks like things are about to change. This month, Anovos released a survey asking customers what kinds of Star Wars outfits they would like to see–especially costumes worn by female characters in the films!

The survey asks for some key info, including gender, size requirements,  and details on the specific outfits from the films (that includes generic uniforms and special costumes) that you would like to see become a reality. There are a lot of outfits listed (Mon Mothma’s dress is even in there), so here’s hoping that some of it actually gets made. After completing the survey, you’ll receive a discount code as a bit of thanks for being involved.

(The Daily Dot via The Mary Sue)

three boobs

Body modification isn’t just about piercings and tattoos anymore. Actually, it hasn’t been in a long time, but the practice just went to another level because this woman added a third breast. Florida resident Jasmine Tridevil told Orlando radio station Real Radio 104.1 that she had the surgery to become unattractive to men. She said, “I don’t want to date anymore.”

So, she went for the Total Recall look. Tridevil told Real Radio she spent almost $20,000 and had to get in touch with more than 50 doctors before finding one who would agree to do it. The implant is made from silicone and skin tissue from her stomach.

She may not want to date, but she’s okay with any fame that might result from her procedure. Her dream is to star in an MTV reality show.

(The Week via Gawker)

ginger card

Scotsman Richard Macrae has brilliant red hair and his friends decided that it made him worthy of discounts at shops and restaurants. Since no such discount exists, they made up a Ginger Discount Card for his 30th birthday as a joke. Macrae gave it a go, and darned if it doesn’t work on occasion. He told The Scotsman:

“People have always given me stick for my hair colour but now I’m going out three nights a week and saving a fortune. The joke’s on them,”

Macrae said it doesn’t always work and that a lot of people get a good laugh, but it does work some of the time. He figures he’s already saved hundreds of pounds with the fake card.

(The Scotsman via Consumerist / Image via Scotland Now)


We just got our first look at Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley in Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD and ay-yi-yi-yi-yi!

This isn’t a full on Xena-do, but those bangs and that hair color sure do take me back. Bang Watch 2014 has begun.

Check out Marvel’s tweet reveal after the break.

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It’s hard to tell if we’re looking at actual designs that will be used in the film or good (but fake) fan art, but there’s no doubt that these Han Solo and Snowtrooper costume images from Indie Revolver are making the rounds and are being cited as the real deal. Real or fake, they are interesting either way.

So far, we have a look at Han in a trenchcoat that’s less like his Endor camo and a little more Browncoaty. There’s also a snow uniform that looks like like his old Hoth gear. As for the troopers, no word on which side of the fight they’re on, but they appear to be snow troopers.

You can see the images after the break.
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deadpool cupcakes

Recently a guy dressed as a Stormtrooper put a street on lockdown thanks to citizens that weren’t familiar with Star Wars. This time, commuters in Australia who are clearly not comic book fans called the cops on a Deadpool cosplayer named Reuben Rose who was on his way to a charity event.

Granted, he was openly carrying (plastic) swords, and firearms which was probably not the best idea in this day and age, but he was also carrying cupcakes—which is where this story gets amusing.

Thankfully, he was not charged with any crime and was soon on his way to work where he was trying to raise money for Bear Cottage at Manly, a hospice for children.

Check out a video of Deadpool dancing on the train after the break…

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her universe ghibli

During the Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con, Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe revealed a new line of clothing featuring characters from Studio Ghibli! She teased the team-up on Instagram recently and confirmed it by donning a haute couture Totoro dress at the fashion show.

Models wore items from the new Ghibli including tank tops and a Totoro cosplay dress. The Studio Ghibli items will be available exclusively at Hot Topic beginning this holiday season, and there will be designs for both men and women. My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service will be the first titles in the collection, but others will follow.

UPDATE: A couple of photos of the collection from the fashion show are after the break…

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