The Best Episodes of Face Off
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.
#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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - Heavenly Bodies
Season 6 - Episode 15
The remaining contestants have to create two dancing aliens who are able to perform without breaking.
#5 - Burtonesque
Season 2 - Episode 8
Creating a new character from an ordinary occupation for a Tim Burton film.
#6 - Monster Twist
Season 3 - Episode 7
The competing artists are tasked with creating original movie monsters based on sketches done by children. And a new twist changes everything
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#10 - The Laughing Dead
Season 5 - Episode 10
Arriving at the famous Laugh Factory comedy club, the artists are tasked with creating an original ghost character that is funny and scary.
#11 - Living Art
Season 5 - Episode 7
The artists must create characters that could live within iconic art movements.
#12 - Dark Magic
Season 5 - Episode 11
At Kenneth Hahn Park, the artists are asked to choose magical Norse runes to inspire a dark elf warrior character.
#13 - Twisted Tales
Season 1 - Episode 8
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.
#14 - Alien Apocalypse
Season 4 - Episode 10
The artists visit the set of the new Syfy series "Defiance" to inspire original alien creations.
#15 - Mad Science
Season 6 - Episode 9
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.
#16 - Going for Gold
Season 5 - Episode 1
Eight newcomers take on eight former contestants as each team creates a series of hyper-stylized fantasy characters.
#17 - Subterranean Terror
Season 5 - Episode 4
Artists explore tunnels in search of clues.
#18 - Mother Earth Goddess
Season 5 - Episode 5
Artists use elements from an arboretum and their own mothers to create Mother Nature goddesses.
#19 - Alien Interpreters
Season 2 - Episode 7
This week, aliens are the artists' focus and guest judge Star Trek Next Generation's LeVar Burton helps out.
#20 - Mortal Sins
Season 5 - Episode 9
The artists learn they must each create a character that embodies one of the seven deadly sins.
#21 - Wizard Of Wonderland
Season 7 - Episode 6
Teams must re-imagine characters from "The Wonderful World of Oz," as if they were in "Alice's Wonderland."
#22 - What a Dahl
Season 6 - Episode 10
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!
#23 - Cry Wolf
Season 6 - Episode 14
The four remaining artists compete for a spot in the finale by creating werewolf rivals for their vampire characters.
#24 - Trick or Treat
Season 5 - Episode 6
The artists are asked to incorporate a gag element to their designs.