They’re like free-range face hugs, organic and oftentimes erratic, while at the same time, commanding respect with gentle gravitas. And with Abraham Lincoln’s birthday — the venerable creator of the iconic beard-no-mustache-look — coming up on February 12th, there’s no better time to pay tribute to extraordinary Disney beards.
Facial hair can take a regular naked man face and turn it into something revolutionary, like a chin kitten that wrapped itself in comb-able bada**ery.
But that’s only the beginning of their awesomeness. Pogonophiles (a.k.a. the beard-obsessed) are well aware. To know beards is to love them, and these Disney characters just wouldn’t be as epic without face fur that ranges from the sparse to the seriously stroke-able. Classified by type, of course.
THE GOD BEARD:
Strong and sure, this look belongs on the faces of the most powerful of all Disney beings. Unparalleled in terms of style and matching mustachios, only the bearers are worthy of calling themselves gods among men.
Subtle and close-cropped, with an optional stache, this Errol Flynn emulator is meant for those who have to think on their feet. After all, you can’t be tripping over your own face every time you buckle and swash.
Wild and free, these bushy numbers often have chest hair to match. Sported by the most rugged of Disney characters, they manage to look rough and tough, while at the same time, hiding the biggest hearts.
Mysterious and full of purpose, these impressive facial follicles are long, sweeping, and can double as an infinity scarf. Suitable for hiding potions, wands and assorted scrolls, the bearer of these infinitely magical beards is very important, and wise beyond measure.
THE FULL BODY BEARD:
Photo credits: Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm, Marvel
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