The beautiful Celine, Nicolas's ice queen from space, floats evilly down the runway next. The dress appears to have come out beautifully and actually looks less like a costume than like a really interestingly-styled dress. His appliqué technique on the shoulders came together perfectly, it appears, and overall, the dress looks great. He is very happy with it, he says, and feels like he really pushed the envelope. Celine sells it perfectly, as well.
Althea's film noir ensemble, an asymmetrical, tight black skirt with an open white blouse over a sequined bustier, looks good. It mostly looks really well made, so that keeps it from being boring. It's just something we've seen a lot, is the thing. Almost like she made a replica of a really good film noir costume. The back of the skirt with it's asymmetrical hem that almost looks like a train is really cool and moves very sexily.
Oh, good Lord. Ra'Mon's dress is next. Hot Mess would not even begin to describe it. It looks indeed like an alien-human hybrid returned to Earth but, not to dominate the world, to attend a business convention in Atlantic City for Lizards Limited Liability Corporation. The skirt of this thing hits below the knee, managing to make the model, who weighs nine pounds, look short and dumpy. He's done an artistic high neckline on the top, but that's all it has going for it. On one arm, she's wearing some kind of glove, and Vanessa gamely rips something off of it on the end of the runway... but what? Who knows? It appears she just tore a piece of her glove off. That can't have been what was supposed to happen. Topping it all off or, rather, the reverse, Ra'Mon picked the worst possible shoes for this monstrosity -- chunky gold mid-heel sandals. Man, oh, man. She looks awful. I'm glad to say that Ra'Mon, however, is feeling no pain. He interviews that he is experiencing a feeling of joy. The placement of a few things, he says, was not quite how he wanted, but he's hoping the judges see that he was trying to take a risk. I love how he is confident even in the face of tragedy.
Louise's dress is next and... mess. First of all, it looks like her model, the amazing Fatma, slept in it. Louise knows it's bad, though. She says she thinks it's pretty, but sees that it is not as showstopping as some of the others.
Eclipsing all of them is Epperson's Western dress. It's fantastic. Sleeveless dark denim accented with these denim ruffles, all wrapped around a flowing white full dress and fastened with a leather belt. He even included a leather gun holster on the outside. It's a costume, yes, but I think it's totally fantastic. He loves his model, Matar, and she's perfect for this, stomping down the runway like she's going to drive some injuns off her property. Epperson is so proud, and it is well-deserved.