September 12, 2012 12:41 PM by Ryan Haidet
The main challenge on this week’s episode of Face Off was one of the coolest the show has ever seen. Each of the contestants had to create a completely original take on one of the iconic characters from “Alice in Wonderland” that had become a virus-infected zombie. What a cool concept! Unfortunately for one contestant, their creativity didn’t pay off as the judges sent another packing.
Before starting the spotlight challenge, the contestants competed for Immunity in a quick foundation challenge in which they had to create realistic boxing injuries on a model within 90 minutes. Boxer Laila Ali, who was guest judging the challenge, ultimately chose Jason’s work as the best and most realistic. Not only was Jason excited to finally win something, he was also happy to be entirely safe from the upcoming elimination.
Twisted Take On Alice In Wonderland
The spotlight challenge was very reminiscent of the Tim Burton-inspired challenge from last season as the contestants putting their own zombie twist on a specific character from “Alice in Wonderland.” As is typical, the show featured the obvious struggles from each contestant. Time was a concern and broken molds were trouble, but in the end, this task resulted in some really outstandingly effective makeups. Paul W.S. Anderson, famous for his work on the “Resident Evil” films, was brought in as a guest judge.
Roy: The Queen When I first saw this, I was shocked he was able to create it all in just three days. “I’m just mesmerized by the look of this makeup that you did,” judge Ve Neill said. “Really beautifully done.” Glenn said the top of the head was his favorite thing about the makeup because of how elegant it looked. In the end, he was deemed the winner of the week. While I thought his was excellent, Laura’s was my favorite and definitely worthy of winning.
Laura: The Hatter I loved this one when it first came out because it captured the essence of the challenge. The judges thought it was great work, but not good enough to win.
Derek: Cheshire Cat Ve said she didn’t like it much from far away, but when she saw it up close her mind was totally changed. And the rest of the judges totally dug his work, too.
Middle Of The Pack
For the contestants not deemed the best or the worst, we didn’t get to hear any of the opinions from the judges. You can see each of the makeups below and formulate your own opinions.
Sarah: Cheshire Cat
Jason: The Hatter
SyFy has not released an image of this makeup yet.
Alana: White Rabbit
Rod: The Queen “I don’t really understand the color choice that you made by giving her this skin color,” Ve said. Sadly, the other judges felt he missed the point of the whole challenge because the skin tone didn’t seem zombie-like. They didn’t believe his creation fit into the concept of the challenge, which Neville said was a bummer. I didn’t think it was as bad as they made it sound.
Tommy: White Rabbit Yikes! This thing looked like a hillbilly bunny and the judges hated it. “It seems like there’s some cool ideas in there (but) I can’t see them,” judge Glenn Hetrick said. “His left eye is such a big feature, but there’s not enough gloss to make it stand out. It’s kind of a mess.” Ve said the costume was one of the most distracting pieces of crap she’s ever seen. And she was exactly right! I would say this was my least favorite makeup of the episode and I thought Tommy deserved to be bounced for it, but the judges spared him.
Nicole: Alice “It’s the paint work that really makes it go flat,” Neville said. “She just disappears.” In the end, they felt her work wasn’t good enough and sent Nicole packing. In my opinion, her work wasn’t great — but I definitely don’t think it was the worst.
What did you think of the episode? Which makeup was your favorite? Do you think the judges made the right decision by eliminating Nicole? At this point in the competition, who do you think deserves to win? Sound off and leave a comment below!
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