#1 - Pirate Treasure
Season 3 - Episode 2
The contestants must create an original pirate character "who has become one with the sea".
#2 - One Knight Only
Season 7 - Episode 15
The season of life and death concludes as the artists tackle the fantastical world of knights in an effort to win the crown.
#3 - Sexy Beasts 7.78
Season 6 - Episode 1
Season 6 begins with 15 contestants taking on the task of creating beasts to be paired with beauties.
#4 - A Force to Be Reckoned With 7.76
Season 3 - Episode 1
Sean Astin greets the contestants, who are challenged to create original aliens for the “Star Wars” cantina scene in the Season 3 opener.
#5 - Naked Ambition 7.58
Season 1 - Episode 2
A full-body makeup challenge for the contestants.
#6 - Cosmic Conspiracy
Season 6 - Episode 2
The challenge is to create out-of-this-world alien creatures that are afflicted with interplanetary ailments.
#7 - Life and Death 7.64
Season 7 - Episode 1
Sixteen new contestants learn they aren't officially on the show until they survive one final audition.
#8 - Water World
Season 2 - Episode 2
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is visited ahead of a challenge in which the contestants must make waterproof creature makeup.
#9 - Future Frankenstein 7.63
Season 5 - Episode 2
The contestants must make a far-future monster.
#10 - Welcome to the Jungle
Season 1 - Episode 1
The challenge is to create a new human/animal hybrid based from 3 exotic animals that are brought into lab.
#11 - Going for Gold 7.79
Season 5 - Episode 1
Eight newcomers take on eight former contestants as each team creates a series of hyper-stylized fantasy characters.
#12 - When Hell Freezes Over 7.09
Season 4 - Episode 3
Contestants must create a sinister demon.
#13 - Let the Games Begin
Season 8 - Episode 3
The remaining 14 artists take part in a deadly predator challenge featuring guest judge Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games").
#14 - Monkey Business
Season 8 - Episode 2
Oscar winner Rick Baker is the guest judge for the first Spotlight Challenge, which finds the artists working in teams to create two original alien characters, plus a primate leader.
#15 - Rock Your Body 7.89
Season 2 - Episode 3
A nude body painting challenge unfolds as the contestants try to make an album cover for hip-hop star (and guest judge) Asher Roth.
#16 - Return to Oz
Season 2 - Episode 1
Fourteen aspiring makeup artists face off in the Season 2 premiere, which has them re-imagining characters from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".
#17 - Make It Reign 7.60
Season 4 - Episode 1
The artists create goblin kings and are judged by actor John Rhys-Davies.
#18 - Night Terrors 7.91
Season 2 - Episode 4
A late-night call summons the contestants to an abandoned hospital in Los Angeles. When they arrive they each get to choose an obscure phobia to use as the basis for creating a monster.
#19 - Gettin' Goosed 7.81
Season 5 - Episode 3
A mini-challenge inspired by the demon in "Insidious;" the contestants create a modern twist to a Mother Goose character.
#20 - Alice In Zombieland
Season 3 - Episode 4
The contestants create zombie makeup for characters from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Director Paul W.S. Anderson serves as a guest judge.
#21 - Eye Candy
Season 4 - Episode 4
The contestants must create a creature using candy that is found throughout the lab.
#22 - Dangerous Beauty 8.03
Season 2 - Episode 5
The team competes in a trauma wound foundation contest then return to the lab, which has been transformed into a jungle, and discover they'll be studying live animals to create something beautiful but deadly.
#23 - Supermobile 7.51
Season 3 - Episode 5
The contestants create makeup for superheroes and their sidekicks after getting inspiration from some astonishing vehicles. Kevin Smith is a guest judge.
#24 - Switched and Hitched
Season 1 - Episode 5
In teams of two, the contestants turn brides into grooms and grooms into brides.
#25 - Dragon's Breath 7.70
Season 6 - Episode 3
Dragon makeups are created by the 13 remaining artists for the season's first individual Spotlight Challenge.