It's rookies vs. veterans as they have a foundation challenge to apply prosthetics to individuals from SyFy's new show Heroes of Cosplay. Then it's on to the spotlight challenge: creating fantasy characters living in their own hyper-stylized reality.
The remaining contestants form teams of three to create futuristic Frankenstein Monsters and their Brides.
After a demon-based foundation challenge with guest judges James Wan and Lin Shaye, the remaining contestants take on classic Mother Goose characters for a double-elimination with instructions to put a modern spin on them.
The twelve remaining contestants go to the abandoned Glendale Power Station to explore the abandoned tunnels underneath and check out six areas for inspiration for a subterranean creature that they will create individually.
Memorable Twitter commentary and fun pop-up facts are included when Season 4 winner J. Anthony Kosar makes an appearance as the remaining artists take on the challenge of creating Mother Nature goddesses inspired by an arboretum and their own moms.
The artists are asked to incorporate a gag element to their designs.
Tate injures his finger during the Art Movement spotlight challenge, as the contestants create models using different art styles, ranging from constructivism to impressionism to surrealism. As they work, Elvira comes by to check on things.
The remaining ten contestants split up into teams of two for a spotlight challenge to make "dark sexy" alien circus performers which must stand up to the rigors of an onstage performance.
The artists gather at a Gothic church at the start of a challenge based on the seven deadly sins.
Arriving at the famous Laugh Factory comedy club, the artists are tasked with creating an original ghost character that is funny and scary.
At Kenneth Hahn Park, the artists are asked to choose magical Norse runes to inspire a dark elf warrior character.
The four remaining artists must create original human-bird hybrids for the penultimate Spotlight Challenge.
Season 5 comes to a close with the artists creating a swan and sorcerer for a special performance of "Swan Lake" by the Los Angeles Ballet.
Judges Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page recall the best creations from five seasons of "Face Off" as they count down the Top 20 make ups from the show, as well as reveal their picks for the funniest, most surprising and ambitious designs.
Face Off: Naked and Painted blows the doors open on the burgeoning art form of body paint. Whether you're new to the craft or a seasoned veteran, this medium will never cease dazzling. In fact, as the experts interviewed in this special agreed, the fascination with adorning the body, be it with mud, paint, or prosthetics has been around throughout all of recorded history. And it doesn't seem to be going anywhere any time soon!.