TV Episodes The Best Project Runway Unconventional Materials Episodes  

Isadora Teich
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List Rules Unconventional materials challenge episodes only. Vote up the best and most creative of them all!

Project Runway is famous for its meltdowns, teardowns, fashion faux pas, and moments of total zany brilliance. Nothing reveals which designers are destined to be in and which are already out more than the show's famous 'unconventional materials' challenges. Whether designers are being dropped in the middle of a pet store, or told to make clothes out of burlap sacks, plastic tubing, and corn husks, it's always fascinating to watch.

Over the years Project Runway has delivered some truly insane challenges. On their way to be the next Alexander McQueen, hopefuls have had to play with everything from Hallmark cards to candy to actual trash. Some designers sank, some swam, some sweated it, and there were even some tears. Which season had the best Project Runway unconventional materials episode? Cast your votes below!

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Candy Couture

Candy Couture is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Project Runway Unconventional Materials Episodes
Photo: Lifetime

Materials Used: Candy from Dylan's Candy Bar. 

Winner: Ven Budhu 

Sent Home: Lantie Foster

Original Airing: Jul 26 2012

Season: Project Runway - Season 10

Episode Number: 2

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Fashion Headliners

Fashion Headliners is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Project Runway Unconventional Materials Episodes
Photo: Lifetime

Materials Used: Newspaper.

Winner: Irina Shabayeva 

Sent Home: Johnny Sakalis 

Original Airing: Sep 17 2009

Season: Project Runway - Season 6

Episode Number: 5

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Haute Tech Couture

Haute Tech Couture is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Project Runway Unconventional Materials Episodes
Photo: Lifetime

Materials used: Old tech stuff from a junkyard. Like floppy disks and circuit boards and wires and tubes.

Winner: Kelly Dempsey

Sent Home: Joseph Charles Poli 

Original Airing: September 17, 2015

Season: Project Runway - Season 14

Episode Number: 7

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It's a Party

It's a Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Project Runway Unconventional Materials Episodes
Photo: Lifetime

Materials Used: Anything found in a party supply store. 

Winner: Andy South 

Sent Home: Sarah Trost 

Original Airing: Aug 12 2010

Season: Project Runway - Season 8

Episode Number: 3

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