The WORST Episodes of Face Off

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2020

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.

Industrial Revolution

#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.

star 7.11
166 votes
Welcome to the Jungle

#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.

star 7.17
503 votes
Cryptic Creatures

#3 - Cryptic Creatures

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 18, 2014

Today the artists take inspiration from a swamp and make cryptids.

star 7.18
210 votes
Freaks of Nature

#4 - Freaks of Nature

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 25, 2014

The artists must create original mutants.

star 7.20
166 votes
Guitar Gods

#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.

star 7.21
211 votes
Make It Reign

#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.

star 7.27
183 votes
The Gatekeepers

#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.

star 7.27
128 votes
Child's Play

#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.

star 7.29
245 votes
Serpent Soldiers

#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.

star 7.29
137 votes
Death's Doorstep

#10 - Death's Doorstep

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 17, 2016

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

star 7.29
222 votes
Foreign Bodies

#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.

star 7.30
210 votes
American Gangster

#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.

star 7.31
159 votes
Covert Characters

#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".

star 7.32
228 votes
Return of the Champions

#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.

star 7.32
106 votes
Dressed To Kill

#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).

star 7.33
107 votes
Freak Show

#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.

star 7.33
135 votes
Scared Silly

#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.

star 7.34
148 votes
Beyond the Expanse

#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.

star 7.35
125 votes
Hive Mind

#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.

star 7.36
295 votes
Bugging Out

#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.

star 7.36
168 votes
Lost Languages

#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.

star 7.36
229 votes
Siren Song

#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.

star 7.36
150 votes
Deadly Dolls

#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.

star 7.36
119 votes
Killer Instinct

#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.

star 7.36
132 votes
Ancient Aliens

#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.

star 7.37
144 votes