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Face Off

Face Off

Syfy 2011

Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. The contestants are tasked with elaborate feature challenges including executing full body paint make up on models and creating their own horror villain. Not only will the show incorporate effects make-up, it will include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, sculpting, eye enhancers, casting and molding. Each episode involves incredible reveals of the competitors' finished work, and the drama of one contestant being sent home by the panel of expert and celebrity judges. It all culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career. Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media with Michael Agbabian and Dwight Smith serving as executive producers.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Face Off

Face Off - S4E11

#1 - Living the Dream


Season 4 - Episode 11

The three finalists must create a waterproof makeup for the show "Le Reve: The Dream" at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

The episode was rated from 119 votes.

Face Off - S2E10

#2 - The Ultimate Spotlight Challenge


Season 2 - Episode 10

The finalists must each create three original characters from a specific movie genre who will perform a choreographed-dance routine at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.

The episode was rated from 132 votes.

Face Off - S7E7

#3 - Judges Compete


Season 7 - Episode 7

The judges pair up with two team members, a former all-star contestant and former champion, to create a pair of living chess pieces in a special competition for charity.

The episode was rated from 122 votes.

Face Off - S7E15

#4 - 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.

The episode was rated from 104 votes.

Face Off - S2E8

#5 - Burtonesque


Season 2 - Episode 8

Creating a new character from an ordinary occupation for a Tim Burton film.

The episode was rated from 145 votes.

Face Off - S6E13
#6 - Bloodsuckers
Season 6 - Episode 13

Who's the best monster in the world? The vampire, of course! And that's exactly who the artists get to make this week. And since this is Face Off, it's not going to be easy: each artist chooses, at random, the name of a vampiric character from another culture. They must create their interpretation of these worldwide myths, as well as add an extra killing feature not usually associated with vampires.

The episode was rated from 107 votes.
#7 - Battle of the Beasts
Season 11 - Episode 14

The final three must create animalistic kung-fu masters for an actual fight scene in hopes of being declared the winner in the Season 11 finale.

The episode was rated from 282 votes.
Face Off - S6E15
#8 - Heavenly Bodies
Season 6 - Episode 15

The remaining contestants have to create two dancing aliens who are able to perform without breaking.

The episode was rated from 95 votes.
Face Off - S5E13
#9 - Swan Song
Season 5 - Episode 13

The artists must create a sorcerer and swan for a special performance of "Swan Lake" by the Los Angeles Ballet.

The episode was rated from 117 votes.
Face Off - S2E9
#10 - Dinoplasty
Season 2 - Episode 9

The five remaining contestants participate in a double-elimination event to create a human-dinosaur hybrid to determine which of them will go to the finale.

The episode was rated from 136 votes.

Last updated: apr 24, 2021



A competition show that keeps giving great challenges and very different results. Amazing to see what everybody creates and luckily focuses on the work and not on the drama.


And after 13 seasons Face Off is over. It will be sorely missed. As I sat down to watch every episode I would reach high into the air and chant "Previously on Face Off!" and everyone knew not to disturb me :)


love this show,


Season 5 - 27/08/2013


I don't know how I could have possibly missed this show, it's so up my alley it's ridiculous! I caught episode 4x02 on a looong plane flight last week (it was the only episode available, WTF Qatar that's just too random!) and have used the unsociable jetlag period to smash out the entire fourth series. Knowing I have three more seasons to catch up on makes me wonder how long you can pretend to stretch jaglag out and sit up dusk til dawn uninterrupted :)


Love this show

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