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The Best Project Runway Unconventional Materials Episodes

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List RulesUnconventional 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

    Photo: Lifetime

    Materials Used: Candy from Dylan's Candy Bar. 

    Winner: Ven Budhu 

    Sent Home: Lantie Foster

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      Fashion Headliners

      Photo: Lifetime

      Materials Used: Newspaper.

      Winner: Irina Shabayeva 

      Sent Home: Johnny Sakalis 

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        It's a Party

        Photo: Lifetime

        Materials Used: Anything found in a party supply store. 

        Winner: Andy South 

        Sent Home: Sarah Trost 

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          It's All in the Cards

          Photo: Lifetime

          Materials Used: Hallmark Cards 

          Winner: Edmond Newton 

          Sent Home: David Giampiccolo

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