Face Off Season 8 Episode 13 recap

[UPDATED: Added the finished custom!]

Gahh, this week’s recap will be very rushed and I currently don’t even have a finished custom to show you (I got really ill after London and I’m still recovering so I couldn’t work at all!)!  I will update this post once the custom has been finished though so I promise you will get to see it soon :) I decided to write the recap now though because it would feel silly recapping it after the finale has aired!

Last week’s episode was an odd one! The theme was so weirdly specific so I felt like every contestant had some problems with their designs. I also felt even more irritated that Adam was eliminated last week; it seemed pretty obvious that it didn’t matter how well Julian did in the challenge. There wasn’t a real chance of him getting to the finals due to him being in the bottom so many times before. I’m guessing that if Adam had been in the top four the judges would have had an even harder time deciding. I think the right three people got to the finale though, they all have a lot of skill and passion and deserve to win!

Thoughts about the spotlight challenge:

Emily (Top looks, won): She chose the undertaker. This wunderkind came up with some awesome solutions (once again) but I felt like her character was lacking in a few aspects. It didn’t really read steampunk or western to me and the metallic beard was very odd-looking (though the respirator was super cool!). I’m thrilled she made it to the finale and I can’t wait to see four characters from her! Very exciting to see what kind of tricks she’ll pull out of her bag in the final challenge!

Julian (Bottom looks, eliminated): He chose the bank robber. Poor Julian hadn’t fabricated anything previous to this challenge so he was freaking out a LOT. His character was super cool and filled most of the aspects the judges asked for! The character was definitely western and had steampunk elements, as well as looked cyborg enough. Unfortunately the judges had to eliminate him over Logan since he had been on the bottom so much. I can’t see any way that they would have kept him over Emily or Darla either. Julian is definitely talented and he should be very proud of making it this far in the competition!

Logan (“Bottom looks”): He chose to do a bar maid. I loved his concept but unfortunately the execution was super rough around the face, neck and chest! Ironically, if he had chosen to make those massive “hoots” the chest pieces might not have been blended so badly! His fabrication was absolutely lovely however and he really deserved the last spot in the finale. I have a feeling that Logan’s finale characters will be totally out of the box and either land him the win or completely confuse the judges. We’ll see!

Darla (“Top looks”): She chose the blacksmith. Darla had a lot of trouble with this challenge! Her execution was beautiful, as always (particularly the metal parts on the face), but her character just looked so dull and boring. The chest/stomach was the only thing that really told a story but the face and the rest of the character was just bland. For me it was lacking in the western and cyborg categories. To be honest it wasn’t terribly steam punk either. I’m looking forward to seeing her finale characters though! I bet they will be more interesting than something that was the forced result of this challenge.

I really hope Emily wins, she’s so incredibly original with her ideas and creative solutions! Darla and Logan are cool too so I won’t be too bummed out about the winner if it’s one of them :)

[Updated ] Here is my Steampunk Cyborg Western Bar Maid custom! I really love how she turned out! :) She looks very similar to my sketch so I’m satisfied!



Here are shots of her from all angles so you can see all the little details:

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I’ve never done anything steampunk-, cyborg- or western-related so I’m really thrilled with how cohesive she looks!

Tonight is the season finale! Can you believe it’s gone by so fast?! Me neither! This was an awesome challenge for me and I’m SO READY for next season to start! :) The contestants are all making four characters each so I figured I’ll try to make two customs for the last recap! So excited!

See ya next week! Thanks for reading my recaps, I’ve enjoyed writing them! ^_^

– Pia

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