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This week’s Foundation Challenge on Face Off is inspired by the horror film Insidious. The contestants will create their own personal demons inspired by Insidious Two, which must be waaaay better than Insidious One because it’s a sequel. And in case you ever wanted to watch Insidious One, Glenn ruins the whole damned thing by explaining that in the climactic ending of the movie, “the father is shown to be possessed by a female demon,” so the contestants have two hours to turn their male models into female demons.
Glenn’s favorite designs are from Rick who closes up his model’s mouth with a metal something-or-other, and Roy who doused his model in shades of grays, obliterating all features. Roy wins the competition with his creative and creepy solution.
The Spotlight Challenge is to create an original whimsical character inspired by original Mother Goose nursery rhymes. The contestants have three days for this challenge and will work in teams of two. The teams are as follows:
- Frank and Laura: Little Miss Muffet
- Alana and Laney: Five Toes
- Lyma and Adolfo: Humpty Dumpty
- RJ and Roy: The Cat And The Fiddle
- Rick and Eric: The Crooked Sixpence
- Scott and Eddie: The Man In The Moon
- Miranda and Tate: Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Oh, also? This is a double elimination. The sculpting phase begins, and the concepts take shape. Lyma and Adolfo are turning Humpty Dumpty into a female character, Scott and Eddie are making a woman on the moon collecting pieces from Apollo missions, Frank and Laura are telling the Miss Muffet story from the spider’s perspective, and everyone is up to their elbows in clay.
It’s molding time, and Lyma and Adolfo’s mold isn’t setting right so they need to start over with some foam latex while Alana and Laney make a bacon bra out of tinted third degree. I’m not even sure what all of that means, but I want to visit the workroom and start playing with toxic materials. On the last day of the challenge, the teams fit various foam costumes and latex masks onto their models and begin their makeup applications. Quite a few creations are lacking that bit of whimsy that makes the Mother Goose nursery rhymes delightfully creepy rather than horribly creepy.
Glenn, Ve, and Neville settle in for the judging.
Lyma and Adolfo: Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty looks like a giant splattered egg crossed with a supermodel.
Alana and Laney: Five Toes
There’s a pig with…multi-boobs? And it’s dressed in Snobby Swine Chic.
RJ and Roy: The Cat And The Fiddle
The cat and the fiddle became the cat in the fiddle which is maybe too cute.
Rick and Eric: The Crooked Sixpence
The crooked sixpense is like a deleted scene from Waiting For Godot involving a lot of heroin.
Frank and Laura: Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet maybe got a little too friendly with the spider.
Miranda and Tate: Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Peter the pumpkin eater is a gorgeous piece of work, with a pumpkin head and stringy details on the hands.
Scott and Eddie: The Man In The Moon
The man in the moon is slightly green cheesy.
When the judges get a closer look, they enjoy Lyma and Adolfo’s egg paint job and get a kick out of Alana and Laney’s pig costume. They are confused by the anatomy of Rick and Eric’s crooked man, and aren’t feeling the spider. Miranda and Tate’s pumpkin head blows the judges away with its sculptural work and subtle details. They are also impressed by the facial movement in Scott and Eddie’s man on the moon.
Roy, RJ, Eddie, and Scott are safe. It’s clear that Tate and Miranda’s pumpkin head is the winning team, and the overall winner is Miranda because of her sculpt and paint. The loser is a little unclear. That spider is confusing and not done very well at all, and the crooked man completely lacks whimsy. In the end, Rick is sent home first for missing some basic anatomy in his work. The second person going home is Eric because his makeup work did not embrace the challenge.
Next week, subterranean creatures.