Flanked by death with their feet planted in a mortuary, the 14 Face Off contestants were thrilled to learn they had made it to the show’s centennial episode.
Working in pairs, each Face Off team chose a real-life engaged couple with the task of transforming the lovebirds into a whimsical — and macabre — bride and groom. Then, in full makeup, the engaged undead would wed on the reveal stage with McKenzie Westmore (yes, she’s really an ordained minister) presiding.
Wow! Talk about pressure!
Finished looks in the middle of the pack
These are the teams that were classified as “safe” by the judges.
Libby and Brittany
Their engaged couple is big into nature in their personal lives. Can you see the theme here?
Kevon and Evan
Their motivation was to create an angelic female who is the light in a demon’s life.
Scott and Stevie
Since their couple got engaged on Christmas, Scott and Stevie transformed them into frightful, frozen carolers.
Best of the best
The following makeups were labeled as the “top looks” of the challenge.
Ben and Jasmine
Ben and Jasmine showcased their couple’s love of cats for this feline-inspired makeup. The judges especially loved the male character’s horns. “This is exactly what whimsy means,” judge Glenn Hetrick said. “Yarn horns? C’mon! What can be more whimsical?”
Judge Ve Neill was more enthralled with the female’s facial paint job, which is why Jasmine was named the overall challenge champ. “To hear my name right now on the 100th episode is literally breathtaking. I’m so happy.”
Ricky and Jordan
This was my personal favorite because the colorful, glowing characters looked as if they could sit among the ghouls in the infamous waiting room scene from Beetlejuice. Ricky and Jordan really nailed this one by turning their gaming-loving couple into zombies who died in a swimming pool electrocution accident. Ve compared the finished makeups to “pop-art zombies.”
At risk for elimination
The following makeups were labeled as the “bottom looks” of the challenge.
Jason and Missy
Prior to the judges weighing in, Jason and Missy thought their finished makeups were going to be ranked among the best that week, but that didn’t end up being the case. “The paint job just killed you guys,” Ve said. There was also some concern that the male’s broken neck gag looked more like he was suffering from a disability.
Meg and Nora
With a gay couple as their canvas, Meg and Nora based their characters on a cartoony suicide theme — and the judges weren’t pleased at all. “The idea of this living painting is too subtle to help carry the whimsy. And the female character was poorly executed drag makeup,” judge Neville Page said. Ve doubted that they even knew what the definition of “whimsical” truly is.
Who was sent packing? Drumroll, please… nobody! Instead of killing the mood with an elimination, the creepy couples exchanged their vile vows before everybody gobbled up cake and tossed a few back in honor of Face Off’s 100th episode. All we were left with was a “To be continued…”