The BEST Episodes of Face Off
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 8, 2021
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 - Burtonesque
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 29, 2012
Creating a new character from an ordinary occupation for a Tim Burton film.
#2 - The Ultimate Spotlight Challenge
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2012
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.
#3 - One Knight Only
Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 28, 2014
The season of life and death concludes as the artists tackle the fantastical world of knights in an effort to win the crown.
#4 - Battle of the Beasts
Season 11 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 25, 2017
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.
#5 - Dinoplasty
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 7, 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.
#6 - Frightening Families
Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 21, 2017
The remaining artists form two super teams to create a family of deranged, murderous mutants.
#7 - Let the Games Begin
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 27, 2015
The remaining 14 artists take part in a deadly predator challenge featuring guest judge Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games").
#8 - Journey Into Fear, Part 2
Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 22, 2017
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.
#9 - Movie Magic, Part 2
Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 27, 2015
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.
#10 - Monkey Business
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 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.
#11 - Puppet Masters
Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 7, 2017
The remaining teams must create life-size puppets inspired by different types of tradesmen.
#12 - Monster Twist
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 2, 2012
The competing artists are tasked with creating original movie monsters based on sketches done by children. And a new twist changes everything
#13 - Tiki Twist
Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 11, 2017
The final five must create a representation of a Hawaiian god or goddess.
#14 - Sinister Showdown: Part 2
Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 13, 2016
After revising their makeups with their directors, the artists improve their characters in order to get them ready for filming.
#15 - Living the Dream
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 26, 2013
The three finalists must create a waterproof makeup for the show "Le Reve: The Dream" at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
#16 - Twisted Tales
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 16, 2011
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.
#17 - Living Art
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 24, 2013
The artists must create characters that could live within iconic art movements.
#18 - Alien Interpreters
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 2012
This week, aliens are the artists' focus and guest judge Star Trek Next Generation's LeVar Burton helps out.
#19 - Gargoyle Guardians
Season 11 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 18, 2017
The last four must create a gargoyle inspired by a different style of architecture.
#20 - Alien Apocalypse
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 19, 2013
The artists visit the set of the new Syfy series "Defiance" to inspire original alien creations.
#21 - Switched and Hitched
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 23, 2011
In teams of two, the contestants turn brides into grooms and grooms into brides.
#22 - Intergalactic Congress
Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 4, 2017
The remaining artists, competing individually, must create an alien delegate for an intergalactic congress.
#23 - The Dream Team
Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 14, 2015
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.
#24 - Creature Carnage
Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 21, 2014
The four semifinalists conquer giant city-crushing monstrosities in order to crush their way straight into the finale.
#25 - Dragon's Breath
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 28, 2014
Dragon makeups are created by the 13 remaining artists for the season's first individual Spotlight Challenge.