Brooklyn's Kings Theatre was transformed into a wooly paradise for the annual National Beard & Moustache Championships this weekend (not to be confused with the annual NYC Beard and Mustache Competition). We tagged along with competitor Garey Faulkner, a passionate Cincinnati Bengals fan who has become famous for his luscious (and colorful) chin locks.

Faulkner first started growing his facial hair to raise money for charity, and is now a competitive beard modeler sponsored by Beardilizer. Below, watch the timelapse video to see how his wife Miranda transforms his facial hair into a Tolkien-esque bouquet of fur over the course of two and a half hours.

For more beard and mustache fun, here's our photo feature and video from the championship.

Video by Jessica Leibowitz