Last week the contestants of SyFy’s Face Off went classic literature and this week, they went Mother Goose. The remaining fourteen competitors chose popular children stories to base their modern, whimsical characters on. This week, the artists got to work in pairs and had their choice of partners.
However first of all, the contestants competed in a foundation challenge inspired by the new movie Insidious 2. The concept was to make their male models into female demons. The prize for the foundation challenge is a copy of the original movie Insidious as well as a paid trip to the red carpet premiere of the second movie. Rick and Roy came out on top with Roy winning the top prize.
At the beginning of the spotlight challenge, host McKenzie Westmore revealed their inspiration for this week as well as an incentive for pushing themselves even harder. What was this incentive? Double elimination.
That’s right. It’s already week three and they’ve thrown a double elimination at us. Yikes.
In Grant Park, in front of a very whimsical carousel, Alana and Laney chose “Five Toes”; Lyma and Adolfo chose “Humpty Dumpty”; Rick and Eric chose “The Crooked Sixpence”; Tate and Miranda chose “Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater”; Roy and RJ chose “The Cat and the Fiddle”; Laura and Frank chose “Little Miss Muffett”; and Scott and Eddie chose “The Man in the Moon.”
With their sketch books and partners in tow, the artists started sketching out their ideas before heading back to the lab to pick their models and get to work.
Despite having problems with their polyfoam head piece on day two in the lab, Lyma and Adolfo emerged strong with their couture inspired woman Humpty Dumpty. Tate and Miranda, who started off the spotlight challenge with a scary pumpkin woman, pulled off what judge Glenn Hetrick called, ‘some of the best make-up ever on the show’. Because of their changes to the face sculpt, they won the challenge and Miranda, who sculpted the face, won the individual award. Roy, RJ, Scott, Eddie, Alana, Laney, Tate and Miranda were all safe from elimination. This meant that Rick, Eric, Laura and Frank were the at risk contestants with their heads on the chopping block.
In the end, Rick and Eric’s crooked man was the one that failed to impress the judges and they were both sent home.