Mondo tells Joanna that he's not sure if he's in a competitive mood or not as of yet. She asks him what it will take to get there and he guesses that making something for the challenge that he is proud of. She moves to Elisa and says that she hopes that she won't spit on her. Elisa rapidly says, with a big smile on her face, that it is just something you do with your tongue, she's been doing it for 18 years and her clients pay her for her blessing/tonguing. Now, you know that a dollar with make Joanna holler, honey boo boo. She asks Elisa what she's going to do to surprise the judges and she says that she actually thinks it's important for you to surprise yourself while looking at it. Joanna wisely checks out of the conversation at that point.
After the mentoring, everyone gets to work. Drama arrives when Austin realizes that the hot glue gun burnt through his plastic dress. As he's freaking out, Mondo walks up and is like, "Put that away" about the hot glue gun, because it's still right beside the dress! He doesn't know what to do and the work day is almost over. Michael says that he thinks Austin will be kaput in the competition now.
The next day though, they get to work and Austin seems to find an acceptable way to cover up the hole. Hair and make-up happens. Austin is wearing a scarf around his head. They hit the runway and Angela greets them wearing a dress that looks like it's made of candy. Kara says "Wow" and I concur. She's really stunning. She also has the least placeable regional accent ever. She's from Everywhere, America. She introduces Georgina and Isaac. The guest judge is the Senior VP and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus, Ken Downing. Ken is sporting a look that Zac Efron would be hard pressed to look young enough to wear. Ken could be Zac's great-uncle. I'm just saying.
The show begins with Austin's look. It's all plastic table cloths. It's layered a shimmering and almost the same color as his original look. Kara is next and her girl is wearing a pink bustier and a black skirt. It has the same coolness of her first look, but the color of the bustier really pops. This is really good. You can't even really tell what materials she used. Jerell's look is next and it has the same silhouette and bodice of the original look, but this one is made with table cloths and handkerchiefs. Elisa made shorts and a tight top and wings. She is absolutely thrilled, but it doesn't look very special. Rami made another hyper-constructed look. He's thrilled with it and looks great. Sweet P is next with her dish towel dress. I don't hate it, but it's probably a little simple-minded. Mondo's look is next. He tells us that he loves seeing his work come down the runway and it's easy to see why. He made a kick-ass little garment here. It's a black dress with those same Mondo-isms as before. Kenley's dress is shorter than the original but still has the same negative/positive space at play. She's very proud of it. Gordana's dress is next and Joanna was right, it moves beautifully. Anthony made a short dress with the same silhouette as his inspiration look and it's pretty good. The color is purple and it's very pretty. Mila's next and, I have to say, I really don't love this. It has the same contrast as her inspiration look, but it's just a very unattractive look. Michael's look is next and...I think I get it. It's less derived from his original look and more like the same girl would wear both dresses. He cracks that he would like to hang with this girl on a beach somewhere and have her soak up spilled drinks. Afterwards, April's dress comes out. It's full length and dramatic and looks like it took a lot of skill. Michael says that it made him nervous seeing April's, because it was so beautiful.