In this episode Scott points out 1) how he’s old, and 2) how he’s been in bottom looks three times. In this week’s Foundation Challenge, the hostess of horror and mistress of the dark Elvira was the guest judge. Elvira talked about being an iconic character:
There’s a couple of big things. My eyes, which have a lot of color going on and of course my vivacious personality.
The challenge was to make a mistress of the dark worthy of Elvira’s legacy. Elvira looked for a hip, young, cool edgy take on her look. Each contestant got some assistance from a professional hair stylist to help create their looks. The winner takes home immunity as well as a Kryolan makeup kit full of supplies.
- Eddie: Takes his advice from his beauty stylist
- Miranda: Grabs some awesome eyelashes
- Frank: Makes a creature from the black lagoon.
- Tate: Makes bride of Frankenstein meets sexy nurse.
- Roy: Creates Elvira’s long-lost cousin Elmira.
It comes down to Tate and Roy. Elvira chooses Roy:
Roy won because that combination of sexy, spooky, and funny.
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Miranda and her Model
The contestants gather in a gallery space, the world famous Pacific Design Center, home to some of the biggest names in contemporary art. On the walls are paintings that represent iconic art movements:
- Pop Art
The goal is to create a character that can live within one of these iconic art movements. Neville explains what’s important to consider when working with a certain style of art:
You have to be faithful and well-versed in it so you know how to bend the rules and manipulate it into your own and it needs to feel like an attractive piece of living art.
Episode 7 entries
The contestants’ entries are:
- Alana (constructivism): Confuses constructivism with construction.
- Laney (pop-art): A living piece of social media
- Laura (cubism): A period piece, the modern, brightly-colored cubism version.
- Eddie (expressionism): Stress using Van Gogh’s Starry Night as inspiration
- Tate (surrealism): Symbolic pieces of a crumbling fortress
- Scott (surrealism): He creates a tribute to his alcoholic father’s stress. A volcanic head with a bird cage holding an ear and a cigarette as a crutch.
- Miranda (cubism): A female musician who lives through her music.
- Fred (constructivism): Incorporates the use of materials, so he creates a statue with an iron beam pointing downwards that represents the fall of iron and rise of plastics.
- Roy (expressionism): Uses odd shapes to represent a model with the world wrapped around her and her head exploding.
More Episode 7 Finalists
On day 2, Tate manages to seriously hurt his hand. Laura and Roy decide to help Tate with his mold after he’s rushed to the hospital for 13 stitches. Thanks to their help, Tate is able to stay in the competition.
- Tate: A really cool costume without enough makeup. Not quite surreal enough for surrealism.
- Eddie: Despite Mr. Westmore’s advice to make his makeup look blue, he used red instead and the judges didn’t like it.
- Scott: Once again the volcano makeup tripped up a contestant — the judges in the past have commented on this and Scott stumbled right into the trap.
- Miranda: Anyone familiar with the cubism movement would look at it immediately and say “I knew exactly what they were going for.” All the judges loved it.
- Laura: As usual, Laura places in the top, “a living, walking painting.” Laura’s painting skills are unmatched on the show.
- Laney: Super pop arty — almost too much, but the judges enjoyed it.
- Laura: Of course! Laura is my best for the winner of this season.
- Scott: Scott swung for the fences with his big concept, but it was far too ugly for what the judges were looking for. This is a weakness with Scott in general, who never seemed capable of moving out of his horror style. But he handled his exit with grace.