Face Off Season 10 episode 6 gives us a bit of the Beetlejuice. The artists must create a character based on a short obituary. They get to take a field trip to a large printing press to learn about their new challenge. It’s a little weird that there’s no mention of the printing company at all. Where’s the product placement tie in? It’s bizarre when it doesn’t happen.
Here are the artists and the name of their whimsical dead characters:
Mel – Sally Slopes
Johnny – Sarah N Geti
Kaleb – Finn Waters
Rob – Wendy Wand
Robert – Thomas Watts
Yvonne – Jerry Rig
Walter – Seymour Sharp
Anna – Rose Mary
Melissa – Suzanne Stitches
Mel’s character was snowboarding, so she fell & twisted all the way around. So she decides to “challenge herself” and make a front-butt sculpture. It’s a huge mold that goes from her model’s knees to her waist. While the mold is huge, I’m wondering how the model is going to move with that thing on. Mel’s also wondering if it’s worth the massive amount of work. SPOILER ALERT: It almost never is.
Rob’s taking the opposite route – stick to one idea that he can execute well. Smart move Rob. He has also decided that his character was a 1920s magician’s assistant so she’s going to be all in grey scale. Now where have we seen that before?
Johnny decides to go subtle with just some hoof prints to indicate a trampling. He also thinks that adding porcupine quills will add that touch of whimsy. We’ll see about that, Johnny.
Roberts’ death-by-electrocution focuses on one thing – the rubber duckie in the bathtub. Priorities Robert!
With the help of a couple other artists, Mel manages to get the full body mold created & cleaned out. It’s a massive amount of work for a thing that’s going underneath her model’s costume. She’s got next to no time to create anything for her model’s face.
As per usual, there’s a flurry of activity resulting in varying levels of confidence. Let’s see how they did!
Mel, Johnny and Kaleb are in the worst category this week.
Yvonne and Rob are in the best design group this week.
The mediocre middle was Melissa, Robert, Anna and Walter.
Kaleb’s feedback is the best in the ‘bad’ makeups category. Glenn tells him he could’ve won if he had made some better choices & not made so much of a fish/elf hat. Mel obviously knows what she did wrong and Johnny’s is neither challenge appropriate nor well done.
Yvonne was worried about this makeup since she doesn’t do whimsy, but she ends up winning. Johnny’s time on the Face Off stage is over. Not surprising really, given how subtle his makeup was. This was not the challenge to be subtle.
Did you think Johnny should’ve gone, or that Mel went too far? Were you surprised Melissa wasn’t in the top? Tell us what you thought below!