The WORST Episodes of Face Off
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 6, 2020
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 - Industrial Revolution
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
Los Angeles Union Station inspires the artists before they create futuristic robots tailored to specific professions.
#2 - Welcome to the Jungle
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 26, 2011
The challenge is to create a new human/animal hybrid based from 3 exotic animals that are brought into lab.
#3 - Cryptic Creatures
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 18, 2014
Today the artists take inspiration from a swamp and make cryptids.
#4 - Freaks of Nature
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 25, 2014
The artists must create original mutants.
#5 - Guitar Gods
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 4, 2014
The artists work in teams to create rockers who are literally at one with their electric guitars.
#6 - Make It Reign
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2013
The artists create goblin kings and are judged by actor John Rhys-Davies.
#7 - The Gatekeepers
Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 25, 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.
#8 - Child's Play
Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 2016
Paul Reubens appears when the artists work in teams to create a whimsical makeup based on an oversized toy.
#9 - Serpent Soldiers
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 16, 2014
Working for the G.I. Joe franchise, the artists use their talents to create snake-inspired super soldiers.
#10 - Death's Doorstep
Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 17, 2016
The artists create whimsical ghost characters based on unique and comical obituaries.
#11 - Foreign Bodies
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 10, 2016
The artists work in teams of two to create their own parasitic aliens that burst out of their human hosts.
#12 - American Gangster
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 29, 2014
The artists must create over-the-top makeup for crime bosses in the world of Dick Tracy.
#13 - Covert Characters
Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 3, 2016
For their first individual challenge, the artists must create realistic disguise makeups for "secret agents".
#14 - Return of the Champions
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2015
Season 8 begins with three returning champions joining the competition as coaches.
#15 - Dressed To Kill
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 3, 2015
The artists create their own stylish horror villain inspired by the work of Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed).
#16 - Freak Show
Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 29, 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.
#17 - Scared Silly
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 23, 2014
The artists turn their worst childhood fears into terrifying evil clowns who will perform a nightmarish circus routine.
#18 - Beyond the Expanse
Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 6, 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.
#19 - Hive Mind
Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 20, 2017
Inspired by hive-minded insects, the artists must create queen, worker and drone aliens.
#20 - Bugging Out
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 19, 2013
The contestants will choose images to be used for a creepy-crawly bug-themed challenge.
#21 - Lost Languages
Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 27, 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.
#22 - Siren Song
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 4, 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.
#23 - Deadly Dolls
Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 31, 2015
The artists select from several different dolls at Bob Baker Marionette Theater to concoct the next Chucky or Annabelle.
#24 - Killer Instinct
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 9, 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.
#25 - Ancient Aliens
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 5, 2014
The artists explore the world's wonders and ancient aliens who may have contributed to their creation.