Anybody catch the 2nd season premiere of "Face Off" on SyFy last night?
The full challenge was to reinterpret the fantasy characters from L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz". The first time contestants were divided into two teams, women vs. men, and each team had to create their own designs for the Scarecrow, the tin woodsman, the cowardly lion and the wicked witch. While the ladies' team won overall with their scarecrow and drow-like attractive witch being the high points, the judges agreed the cowardly lion from the guys' team was their best effort.
Here's a link to a snapshot gallery presenting the creation of the lion.
They opted for a female model to dress the part as they had in mind this lion's timid and furtive nature, unable or unwilling to catch prey, has resulted in near starvation. While not meant to be an attractive character, I love what they did for the mane! If M'Ress were ever depicted in live action, the hair presented in the gallery (being cleaned up a tad) would be perfect! And the overall face would work well as some greatly aged matron or shaman.
Just thought I'd share.