Face Off

Ended Tuesday / 9:00pm Syfy 45 min.
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.

Season 13

10 Episodes

The artists and their teams create their short film, and one is crowned champion, in part two of the finale.
Aug 07 2018
It's part one of the finale, as the finalists learn that they will be creating characters for an original short film based on the book, "Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There."
Jul 31 2018
It's the semifinals and the artists engage in an all out battle royale as they create vampires based on real life bats with just three finale spots on the line.
Jul 24 2018
The competition intensifies as the six remaining artists create original sea monsters in this week's battles, with the help of an industry expert in next week's elimination challenge on the line.
Jul 17 2018
The artists battle it out as they create dryad protectors of real life forests in this week’s elimination challenge, with two more artists heading home.
Jul 10 2018
Fortune favors the bold this week, as the artists and their battle partners create makeups based on actual tarot card readings.
Jul 03 2018
In this week's elimination challenge, the artists battle head-to-head as they create the quirky and ghostly staff of a haunted hotel.
Jun 26 2018
The artists create ancient aliens that could have been the inspiration for Aztec gods.
Jun 19 2018
In the first elimination challenge of the season, the artists battle it out as they create fun and lighthearted monsters inspired by real life day jobs.
Jun 12 2018
Twelve most favorite artists return to the competition with a twist; they will battle head-to-head each week.
Jun 05 2018

Season 12

10 Episodes

The finalists must revise their makeups from the first part of the finale, as well as create a floater character to interact with the public outside of their rooms.
Aug 22 2017
The final three create creatures for a haunted house conceptualized by series judge Glenn Hetrick.
Aug 15 2017
The legendary Rick Baker guest judges the artists' alien creations, inspired by real recordings from space.
Aug 08 2017
The six remaining artists create victims of a fungal virus that turns people into zombies.
Aug 01 2017
The artists create looks for the owners of possessed objects; Cheyenne Jackson guest judges.
Jul 25 2017
The artists bring the four seasons to life for a dance choreographed by Travis Wall.
Jul 18 2017
The artists must create a demon that would oversee a specific circle of Dante's version of Hell.
Jul 11 2017
A twist with the teams, an assignment to create fairy tale characters and Elizabeth Mitchell guest judges.
Jun 27 2017
Hive Mind 12x02
Inspired by hive-minded insects, the artists must create queen, worker and drone aliens.
Jun 20 2017
In a first, the artists are divided into two make-up effects shops, and the first assignment is to design a werewolf pack.
Jun 13 2017

Season 11

14 Episodes

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.
Apr 25 2017
The last four must create a gargoyle inspired by a different style of architecture.
Apr 18 2017
The final five must create a representation of a Hawaiian god or goddess.
Apr 11 2017
The remaining artists, competing individually, must create an alien delegate for an intergalactic congress.
Apr 04 2017
The two teams must create a coven of warlocks or witches at war with each other.
Mar 28 2017
The remaining artists form two super teams to create a family of deranged, murderous mutants.
Mar 21 2017
The remaining teams must create two fantastical creatures who are complete opposites.
Mar 14 2017
The remaining teams must create life-size puppets inspired by different types of tradesmen.
Mar 07 2017
The teams must create the driver behind Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic vehicle. Oh, about that cliffhanger…
Feb 28 2017
The competition takes a monstrous turn as the All-Star teams must create two Jekyll and Hyde-inspired makeups in this elimination challenge for film director and guest judge John Landis.
Feb 21 2017
In the second elimination challenge of the season, the All-Star teams work to create beautiful snow queens inspired by a series of unique snowflakes.
Feb 14 2017
The artists arrive at Mattel headquarters in El Segundo, Cal., where they learn they will be creating film-ready versions of "Monster High" characters in this immunity challenge.
Feb 07 2017
The teams work to create angel and devil characters in the first elimination challenge of the season.
Jan 31 2017
A group of returning all-stars compete in Season 11, which begins with the artists having to incorporate green screen technology when creating unique alien creatures.
Jan 24 2017

Season 10

14 Episodes

After revising their makeups with their directors, the artists improve their characters in order to get them ready for filming.
Apr 13 2016
The artists must create two characters that would be part of a horror film: one demonic character and one possessed character. Three different directors with different scripts of the film named "Hell Hole" will work with each artist. Eliminated contestants will also aid the finalists during the challenge.
Apr 06 2016
Artists create an indigenous species that would live on King Kong's Skull Island.
Mar 30 2016
Characters from the World of Warcraft game come to life by the remaining artists who create realistic characters for the 2016 film adaptation, which stars guest judge Robert Kazinsky.
Mar 23 2016
The artists create unique Cyclops characters in the Focus Challenge; guest judge Douglas Smith.
Mar 16 2016
Unique vessels provide the inspiration when the artists face the challenge of creating mischievous genie characters.
Mar 09 2016
The artists must transform beautiful, yet evil sorceresses into their hideous true self.
Mar 02 2016
It's back. Three rounds of foundation challenges. Who will survive?
Feb 24 2016
The artists create whimsical ghost characters based on unique and comical obituaries.
Feb 17 2016
The artists work in teams of two to create their own parasitic aliens that burst out of their human hosts.
Feb 10 2016
For their first individual challenge, the artists must create realistic disguise makeups for "secret agents".
Feb 03 2016
The remaining 12 artists team up to create a member of a long-lost race inspired by unique languages created by "Game of Thrones" linguist David Peterson.
Jan 27 2016
Paul Reubens appears when the artists work in teams to create a whimsical makeup based on an oversized toy.
Jan 20 2016
Inspired by a wanted poster and spaceship, the artists must create their own intergalactic bounty hunter.
Jan 13 2016

Season 9

14 Episodes

A winner is crowned in the conclusion of the two-part Season 9 finale. But first, the finalists finish work on their characters for the short films they're making with director and creature designer Patrick Tatopoulos.
Oct 27 2015
Part 1 of 2. The finalists learn their last challenge is to work with a real-life Hollywood director and full production crew to create three stunning short films on location.
Oct 20 2015
In a double elimination before the finale, the final five artists must create a macabre family member inspired by shows like The Munsters and The Addams Family.
Oct 13 2015
With inspiration from the show The Expanse, the artists must create a human that has evolved to adapt to an environment that has been affected by a catastrophic event.
Oct 06 2015
A "barbaric" Foundation Challenge is judged by Oscar-winning makeup artist Robin Matthews. That's followed by a trip to the circus as the seven remaining artists compete to dazzle the judges with their freak show-inspired makeups.
Sep 29 2015
The remaining artists add their own twist to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Sep 22 2015
The nine remaining artists have their skills put to the ultimate test when faced with a grueling set of three increasingly difficult challenges called "The Gauntlet."
Sep 15 2015
The artists face the challenge of taking a male model and turning him into a female character from a classic Shakespearean play.
Sep 08 2015
Retro-style alien characters created for a Foundation Challenge come into play when the artists receive their Spotlight Challenge.
Sep 01 2015
The artists compete for immunity in a Foundation Challenge based on a classic Rorschach inkblot test. Later, they pair off and use a unique gateway as inspiration for two makeups.
Aug 25 2015
The artists have two days to create and apply a clean, detailed face makeup based upon literary mash-ups.
Aug 18 2015
The artists turn engaged couples into whimsically undead duos; McKenzie Westmore performs wedding ceremonies.
Aug 11 2015
The artists arrive at the Port of Long Beach and board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter U.S.S. George Cobb, which is where they learn they'll be making beautiful but deadly sirens based on unique sea creatures. Included: Working in teams of two, one group feels compelled to start from scratch on Day 2; at the same time, another duo struggles with streamlining different visions into one makeup.
Aug 04 2015
Two teams of artists construct original alien animals that incorporate two models into one large creation.
Jul 28 2015

Season 8

14 Episodes

The final three artists must each create four original characters worthy of starring in their own film franchise, with help from the eliminated contestants. The characters will then be displayed at Universal Studios with audience members voting for their favorites.
Apr 14 2015
The artists must create western steampunk cyborgs in order to make it into the finals.
Apr 07 2015
The artists select from several different dolls at Bob Baker Marionette Theater to concoct the next Chucky or Annabelle.
Mar 31 2015
The artists bring a whimsical creature to life based on a child's description of their imaginary companion.
Mar 24 2015
Seven artists remain for the daunting challenge of having to create and apply superhero makeups to themselves.
Mar 17 2015
The contestants must take inspiration from the planets in the solar system to create alien queens who compete in a intergalactic beauty pageant.
Mar 10 2015
The artists create their own stylish horror villain inspired by the work of Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed).
Mar 03 2015
The artists devise their own queen insect and companion character in a team body-painting challenge. Plus - the return of Lois Burwell!
Feb 24 2015
The artists create their own unique troll inspired by a real-world bridge with guest judge Doug Jones.
Feb 17 2015
The artists compose a unique character inspired by the original sounds of two-time Oscar nominee Erik Aadahl (Godzilla, World War Z).
Feb 10 2015
The thirteen remaining artists must make playing cards come to life in the whimsical style of Tim Burton for their first individual Spotlight Challenge of the competition
Feb 03 2015
The remaining 14 artists take part in a deadly predator challenge featuring guest judge Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games").
Jan 27 2015
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.
Jan 20 2015
Season 8 begins with three returning champions joining the competition as coaches.
Jan 13 2015

Season 7

15 Episodes

The season of life and death concludes as the artists tackle the fantastical world of knights in an effort to win the crown.
Oct 28 2014
The four semifinalists conquer giant city-crushing monstrosities in order to crush their way straight into the finale.
Oct 21 2014
With the semifinals around the corner, the artists must take inspiration from disaster scenarios and craft elemental fairies born from each one.
Oct 14 2014
The artists are faced with the challenge of creating a Greek God and also the severed head of a beast they have slain.
Oct 07 2014
It's back to high school for the remaining artists as they are tasked with creating fun mythical fantasy characters based on classic high school stereotypes.
Sep 30 2014
The artists turn their worst childhood fears into terrifying evil clowns who will perform a nightmarish circus routine.
Sep 23 2014
Working for the G.I. Joe franchise, the artists use their talents to create snake-inspired super soldiers.
Sep 16 2014
In partnership with Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights, the artists' mission is to create a horror villain inspired by original movie posters and their tag lines.
Sep 09 2014
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.
Sep 02 2014
Teams must re-imagine characters from "The Wonderful World of Oz," as if they were in "Alice's Wonderland."
Aug 26 2014
The artists have to successfully mash-up two animals to create a new species in an individual challenge.
Aug 19 2014
A superhero foundation challenge; the artists must create twisted tree characters after becoming one with nature.
Aug 12 2014
The artists explore the world's wonders and ancient aliens who may have contributed to their creation.
Aug 05 2014
The artists must create over-the-top makeup for crime bosses in the world of Dick Tracy.
Jul 29 2014
Sixteen new contestants learn they aren't officially on the show until they survive one final audition.
Jul 22 2014

Season 6

15 Episodes

The remaining contestants have to create two dancing aliens who are able to perform without breaking.
Apr 22 2014
The four remaining artists compete for a spot in the finale by creating werewolf rivals for their vampire characters.
Apr 15 2014
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.
Apr 08 2014
Los Angeles Union Station inspires the artists before they create futuristic robots tailored to specific professions.
Apr 01 2014
The artists must create original mutants.
Mar 25 2014
To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the artists will be creating their very own visions of Roald Dahl creatures that have never before been seen onscreen: Hornswogglers, Snozzwangers, Vermicious Knids, and Whangdoodles - all predators of the dear, sweet, oompa-loompa. Filmmaker (and daughter of Roald Dahl) Lucy Dahl gives the artists some key thoughts on how to make a creature that would survive and thrive in her father's world: Make them whimsical, scary, and the extreme expression of whatever characteristic they embody. She'll be back to see their final creations at the reveal stage!
Mar 18 2014
When the contestants walk into the lab, it's completely transformed into a different kind of lab, one that a mad scientist might use to transform a human guinea pig into a grotesque monster. McKenzie allows them to choose an antique medical (torture) device to best create their "experiment", from a trephine to an embalming pump.
Mar 11 2014
The lucky contestants arrive in Tokyo and dive into the beauty, excitement, and magic of the city in places like the hectic Shibuya district, sensual fish markets, and serene city gardens. In one of these, Rikugien Garden, they meet their Foundation Challenge, as well as one of the makeup industry's heroes, Kazuhiro Tsuji.
Mar 04 2014
The remaining contestants have to create a wizard inspired look with wands on hand to provide further inspiration.
Feb 25 2014
Today the artists take inspiration from a swamp and make cryptids.
Feb 18 2014
The contestants create monsters based on silhouettes given to them by the producers.
Feb 11 2014
The artists work in teams to create rockers who are literally at one with their electric guitars.
Feb 04 2014
Dragon makeups are created by the 13 remaining artists for the season's first individual Spotlight Challenge.
Jan 28 2014
The challenge is to create out-of-this-world alien creatures that are afflicted with interplanetary ailments.
Jan 21 2014
Season 6 begins with 15 contestants taking on the task of creating beasts to be paired with beauties.
Jan 14 2014

Season 5

13 Episodes

The artists must create a sorcerer and swan for a special performance of "Swan Lake" by the Los Angeles Ballet.
Nov 05 2013
The contestants create original human-bird hybrids for the penultimate Spotlight Challenge.
Oct 29 2013
At Kenneth Hahn Park, the artists are asked to choose magical Norse runes to inspire a dark elf warrior character.
Oct 22 2013
Arriving at the famous Laugh Factory comedy club, the artists are tasked with creating an original ghost character that is funny and scary.
Oct 15 2013
The artists learn they must each create a character that embodies one of the seven deadly sins.
Oct 08 2013
Artists are faced with creating dark and sexy alien circus characters for an out-of-this-world performance.
Oct 01 2013
The artists must create characters that could live within iconic art movements.
Sep 24 2013
The artists are asked to incorporate a gag element to their designs.
Sep 17 2013
Artists use elements from an arboretum and their own mothers to create Mother Nature goddesses.
Sep 10 2013
Artists explore tunnels in search of clues.
Sep 03 2013
A mini-challenge inspired by the demon in "Insidious;" the contestants create a modern twist to a Mother Goose character.
Aug 27 2013
The contestants must make a far-future monster.
Aug 20 2013
Eight newcomers take on eight former contestants as each team creates a series of hyper-stylized fantasy characters.
Aug 13 2013

Season 4

11 Episodes

The three finalists must create a waterproof makeup for the show "Le Reve: The Dream" at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
Mar 26 2013
The artists visit the set of the new Syfy series "Defiance" to inspire original alien creations.
Mar 19 2013
The artists must create an Egyptian god mummy inspired by the Evil Dead franchise.
Mar 12 2013
The artists must create a never-before-seen creature that glows in the dark.
Mar 05 2013
The contestants must create planet-inspired alien werewolves.
Feb 26 2013
The contestants will choose images to be used for a creepy-crawly bug-themed challenge.
Feb 19 2013
The artists try to create a larger-than-life giant character based on an ancient fable.
Feb 12 2013
The contestants must create a creature using candy that is found throughout the lab.
Feb 05 2013
Contestants must create a sinister demon.
Jan 29 2013
The artists compete for the chance to have their design featured in a DC Comic book; the contestants must create an original superhero.
Jan 22 2013
The artists create goblin kings and are judged by actor John Rhys-Davies.
Jan 15 2013

Season 3

12 Episodes

Finale 3x12
Viewers choose the Season 3 winner, who will be announced during the finale in Los Angeles. Also: The eliminated artists reunite.
Oct 31 2012
The remaining three artists are tasked with creating Halloween-themed characters, which they then must have perform in a choreographed stunt show.
Oct 30 2012
The NBC series "Grimm" inspires the makeup created by the competing artists.
Oct 23 2012
Material from a junkyard must be used in a cyborg challenge.
Oct 16 2012
The competing artists use makeup to create looks inspired by Dr. Seuss' "Sleep Book," which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Oct 09 2012
The competing artists are tasked with creating original movie monsters based on sketches done by children. And a new twist changes everything
Oct 02 2012
The artists take inspiration from the video game Dishonored when creating characters with exaggerated features for the challenge.
Sep 25 2012
The contestants create makeup for superheroes and their sidekicks after getting inspiration from some astonishing vehicles. Kevin Smith is a guest judge.
Sep 18 2012
The contestants create zombie makeup for characters from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Director Paul W.S. Anderson serves as a guest judge.
Sep 11 2012
The Chinese New Year is the theme as the contestants create dragon makeup for performers doing an acrobatic dance routine.
Sep 04 2012
The contestants must create an original pirate character "who has become one with the sea".
Aug 28 2012
Sean Astin greets the contestants, who are challenged to create original aliens for the “Star Wars” cantina scene in the Season 3 opener.
Aug 21 2012

Season 2

10 Episodes

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.
Mar 14 2012
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.
Mar 07 2012
Creating a new character from an ordinary occupation for a Tim Burton film.
Feb 29 2012
This week, aliens are the artists' focus and guest judge Star Trek Next Generation's LeVar Burton helps out.
Feb 22 2012
For the foundation challenge, the contestants must debeautify attractive models,.make triplets appear to be at different stages of their elderly lives.
Feb 15 2012
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.
Feb 08 2012
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.
Feb 01 2012
A nude body painting challenge unfolds as the contestants try to make an album cover for hip-hop star (and guest judge) Asher Roth.
Jan 25 2012
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is visited ahead of a challenge in which the contestants must make waterproof creature makeup.
Jan 18 2012
Fourteen aspiring makeup artists face off in the Season 2 premiere, which has them re-imagining characters from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".
Jan 11 2012

Season 1

8 Episodes

The last challenge has the three remaining contestants creating fairy-tale characters derived from "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hansel and Gretel" for a cocktail-party setting in the first-season finale.
Mar 16 2011
The five remaining contestants must disguise themselves to fool their own family members at a Los Angeles wig shop.
Mar 09 2011
Zombies take over as the seven remaining special effects artists must create an original zombie to avoid the dreaded double elimination on “Dancing Dead”.
Mar 02 2011
In teams of two, the contestants turn brides into grooms and grooms into brides.
Feb 23 2011
"Friday the 13th" director Sean Cunningham serves as a guest judge for a challenge that has the contestants creating an original horror-movie villain along with an accompanying movie poster, title and tagline.
Feb 16 2011
Makeup artist Michael Westmore meets the contestants at Vasquez Rocks in Southern California, where episodes of "Star Trek" were shot, and the competitors learn that they must create an alien for a newly discovered world
Feb 09 2011
A full-body makeup challenge for the contestants.
Feb 02 2011
The challenge is to create a new human/animal hybrid based from 3 exotic animals that are brought into lab.
Jan 26 2011