Going For Gold A group of rookies meet the returning contestants they are competing against.
Future Frankenstein The contestants take inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein when creating far-future versions of the disfigured creature.
Gettin' Goosed The artists face a double elimination when they are tasked with taking classic Mother Goose characters and putting a modern spin on them. But first, they take part in a demon-inspired challenge featuring James Wan and Lin Shayne of the movie "Insidious."
Subterranean Terror The remaining artists explore abandoned tunnels in search of inspiration for the humanoid underground monsters they are tasked with creating. Creature designer Jordu Schell makes an appearance.
Mother Earth Goddess Season 4 winner J. Anthony Kosar makes an appearance when the remaining artists are given the challenge of creating Mother Nature goddesses inspired by an arboretum and their own moms.
Trick Or Treat The trick for the remaining artists when given the challenge of reimagining classic Halloween characters is to incorporate a successful gag element in their designs. Also: Makeup artist Valli O'Reilly makes an appearance.
Living Art Characters inspired by art movements are created; and Elvira makes an appearance.
Cosmic Circus The pressure is on as the remaining artists are forced to work in teams when creating dark and sexy alien-circus characters.
Mortal Sins The artists gather at a Gothic church at the start of a challenge based on the seven deadly sins.
The Laughing Dead The contestants are tasked with making ghost characters that are a mix of funny and scary during a trip to the Laugh Factory comedy club in Hollywood.
Dark Magic The makeup artists take inspiration from a trip to a park, as well as from magical Norse runes before they embark on creating dark elf warriors.
Flights Of Fantasy The four remaining artists must create original human-bird hybrids for the penultimate Spotlight Challenge.
Swan Song The artists create a swan and sorcerer for a special performance of "Swan Lake" by the Los Angeles Ballet.