The WORST Episodes of Face Off

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2019

Network: Syfy

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.

Death's Doorstep

#1 - Death's Doorstep

Season 10 - Episode 6

The artists create whimsical ghost characters based on unique and comical obituaries.

star 7.29
221 votes
Child's Play

#2 - Child's Play

Season 10 - Episode 2

Paul Reubens appears when the artists work in teams to create a whimsical makeup based on an oversized toy.

star 7.30
244 votes
Return of the Champions

#3 - Return of the Champions

Season 8 - Episode 1

Season 8 begins with three returning champions joining the competition as coaches.

star 7.30
105 votes
Dressed To Kill

#4 - Dressed To Kill

Season 8 - Episode 8

The artists create their own stylish horror villain inspired by the work of Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed).

star 7.30
106 votes
Foreign Bodies

#5 - Foreign Bodies

Season 10 - Episode 5

The artists work in teams of two to create their own parasitic aliens that burst out of their human hosts.

star 7.31
209 votes
The Gatekeepers

#6 - The Gatekeepers

Season 9 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.31
127 votes
Covert Characters

#7 - Covert Characters

Season 10 - Episode 4

For their first individual challenge, the artists must create realistic disguise makeups for "secret agents".

star 7.33
227 votes

#8 - Finale

Season 3 - Episode 12

Viewers choose the Season 3 winner, who will be announced during the finale in Los Angeles. Also: The eliminated artists reunite.

star 7.33
97 votes
Freak Show

#9 - Freak Show

Season 9 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.33
135 votes
Deadly Dolls

#10 - Deadly Dolls

Season 8 - Episode 12

The artists select from several different dolls at Bob Baker Marionette Theater to concoct the next Chucky or Annabelle.

star 7.34
118 votes
Beyond the Expanse

#11 - Beyond the Expanse

Season 9 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.35
125 votes
Hive Mind

#12 - Hive Mind

Season 12 - Episode 2

Inspired by hive-minded insects, the artists must create queen, worker and drone aliens.

star 7.36
294 votes
Lost Languages

#13 - Lost Languages

Season 10 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.36
228 votes
Bugging Out

#14 - Bugging Out

Season 4 - Episode 6

The contestants will choose images to be used for a creepy-crawly bug-themed challenge.

star 7.36
107 votes
Siren Song

#15 - Siren Song

Season 9 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.37
148 votes
Wanted Dead or Alive

#16 - Wanted Dead or Alive

Season 10 - Episode 1

Inspired by a wanted poster and spaceship, the artists must create their own intergalactic bounty hunter.

star 7.38
285 votes
Imaginary Friends

#17 - Imaginary Friends

Season 8 - Episode 11

The artists bring a whimsical creature to life based on a child's description of their imaginary companion.

star 7.39
116 votes
Divine Dryads

#18 - Divine Dryads

Season 13 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.39
116 votes
Feral Fungi

#19 - Feral Fungi

Season 12 - Episode 7

The six remaining artists create victims of a fungal virus that turns people into zombies.

star 7.40
253 votes
Aztec Aliens

#20 - Aztec Aliens

Season 13 - Episode 3

The artists create ancient aliens that could have been the inspiration for Aztec gods.

star 7.41
119 votes
Intergalactic Zoo

#21 - Intergalactic Zoo

Season 9 - Episode 1

Two teams of artists construct original alien animals that incorporate two models into one large creation.

star 7.41
167 votes
All That Glitters

#22 - All That Glitters

Season 9 - Episode 7

The artists face the challenge of taking a male model and turning him into a female character from a classic Shakespearean play.

star 7.41
135 votes
Miss Intergalactic

#23 - Miss Intergalactic

Season 8 - Episode 9

The contestants must take inspiration from the planets in the solar system to create alien queens who compete in a intergalactic beauty pageant.

star 7.42
106 votes
Welcome to the Jungle

#24 - Welcome to the Jungle

Season 1 - Episode 1

The challenge is to create a new human/animal hybrid based from 3 exotic animals that are brought into lab.

star 7.42
324 votes
Industrial Revolution

#25 - Industrial Revolution

Season 6 - Episode 12

Los Angeles Union Station inspires the artists before they create futuristic robots tailored to specific professions.

star 7.42
106 votes