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Kevin Smith stopped by last week to guest judge the superhero/sidekick challenge where Alana, surprisingly, took the lead undeservedly. Jason ended up getting the boot but at least he also got a faux job offer from Kevin to work at SmodCo.
The foundation challenge this week has the contestants meeting Mackenzie at the studio where they see models wearing wacky gowns. The challenge is to create makeup that fits with the dress of the model they choose. Rod says to date all the foundation challenges have been out of his element (Donny you are out of your element!) and Roy says all the make-up he has ever done ends up looking very hookerish. The special guest is Lijah Strewart who has done Ashley Greene’s make-up as well as make-up for Florence and the Machine’s Spectrum video. Lijah looks like a white version of Slimer from Ghostbusters and I keep expecting her to spew ectoplasm. Rod just apologizes the entire time to his model while applying and re-applying make-up. Sarah does actual make-up so I expected her to do a good job but she pulls some bullshit spider web Halloween crap. Roy plays with the lines on the dress as does Tommy while Derek matches a lot of the colors and uses various products in different ways. The winner is Roy and he receives immunity for the next challenge.
The group then moves over to The Edison located in Downtown LA which is known for its steam punk décor. The next challenge is to create a character that fits within the world of Bethesda’s Dishonored video game. Each contestant can choose from 4 different character classes in the game from which to base their design off of. A big aspect of the challenge is to include disproportionate body parts which are represented in the game’s hyper stylized look. Tommy and Derek select Thug, Rod and Sarah select Aristocrat, Alana and Laura select Weepers while Roy picks City Watch. The artists take some time to soak in the scenery for inspiration and what amazes me is that Sarah knows what Steam Punk is but she didn’t know what a Zombie was? I’m sorry but zombies are definitely more relevant and mainstream than steam punk is. Whatever…Oh and everyone fears what Glenn will say to them because apparently that’s his arena. I was pretty sure he had the market on girly gothic but what do I know?
Tommy’s concept is an engineer who bolts himself together and makes weapons for the mob. Laura focuses on a priest who goes after others while Alana wants to make a former aristocrat that is now a Weeper. Rod is worried and doesn’t want to rush into a fast sculpt because he is scared of what the judges are looking for and isn’t sure what he needs to change. He eventually decides to use the ears of the performer to signal to the judges that he “hears” their comments. Clearly he didn’t because I’m pretty sure that Vi told him no more frowny round faced characters.