Reality Check: Savini makeup program grads rise, fall on 'Face Off'
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There were highs and lows on "Face Off" (Syfy, Tuesdays), as the artists teamed up in pairs to create dynamic superhero duos.
Alana Rose Schiro, a graduate of the Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects program at Monessen's Douglas Education Center, won the challenge with her fiery creation.
But another Savini grad, Jason Milani, went down in flames with a muddy makeup job and a design the judges said just didn't work. A small measure of consolation came when guest judge/director/comic geek Kevin Smith said he'd work with Mr. Milani any time.
• If Halloween decorations are in the stores, Sharon Needles must be around somewhere. The winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" recently launched a line of spooky latex masks, sculpted from a likeness of her own ghostly white face.
Prices for masks, which are created by Nikki Dyer's "Monster Shop" in California, begin at $75. They can be purchased online at www.sharonneedles.com, where they are part of the "Tacky, overpriced crap" advertised on the website.
Fans will be seeing a lot more of Ms. Needles, who was a mentor this summer on "RuPaul's Drag U" (Logo, Mondays). She also recently did an interview for Out magazine and a racy photo series for the British online/print publication IDOL.
"I took it all off, with a little strategic positioning, of course," she said.
Ryan Davis, IDOL's editor-at-large, said the Pittsburgh drag queen also known as Aaron Coady was chosen for the "kitsch" issue because the magazine "wanted to cultivate everything that is bold, brash and in-your-face."
Sharon Needles also is expected to take part in an upcoming PETA campaign.
First Published September 22, 2012 12:02 am