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Face Off, is a SyFy Channel original reality television show. The show centers around a group of special effects makeup artists who compete for a grand prize. Their work is judged by some of Hollywood's best makeup artist and producers. Each week at the beginning of the one hour program, the contestant are given a challenge. The challenges center around a theme to change a person into whatever the challenge is for the week. There have been optical illusion challenges to make their model blend into the background image and challenges to create characters for a Tim Burton style film.

Artists are given a set amount of time to complete their challenge before going in front of the judges. The artists are being graded on a number of different elements such as painting technique and sculpting. The created characters are also judged on clothing choice and how well they fit in with the challenge. Each week a new special guest judge is announced. These judges are usually top name science fiction television and movie actors or special effects artists.

After each artists presents their creation, the judges decided who did the best and worst for that week. One contestant is sent home every week until there is only one remaining contestant. They are then chosen as the winner and receive the grand prize.

This show gives you a real behind the scenes look at what it takes to create some of the movies most iconic creatures. You are taken from start to finish as artists first sketch and then sculpt their designs. You see each persons painting techniques and how they choose the look for their character creation. Finally, you get to watch as the makeup is applied to the model revealing the full transformation from man to creature.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Syfy
13 Seasons, 159 Episodes
January 26, 2011
Cast: McKenzie Westmore, Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Michael Westmore
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Face Off Full Episode Guide

  • The artists battle it out as they create dryad protectors of real life forests.

  • Fortune favors the bold this week, as the artists and their battle partners create makeups based on actual tarot card readings.

  • In this week's elimination challenge, the artists battle head-to-head as they create the quirky and ghostly staff of a haunted hotel.

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

  • The artists create monsters inspired by real-life day jobs in an elimination challenge.

  • In the Season 13 premiere, 12 favorite artists return to the competition with a twist: this time they're battling head-to-head each week.

  • Twists abound for the final three's haunted house challenge. Who will be named winner of Face Off Season 12?.

  • The final three must create creatures for a haunted house conceptualized by series judge Glenn Hetrick.

  • It's the semi-finals as the artists create fun and friendly aliens for a surprise guest judge, movie makeup legend Rick Baker.

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

  • The artists create looks for the owners of possessed objects; Cheyenne Jackson guest judges.

  • The artists must bring the four seasons to life for a dance to be choreographed by Travis Wall.

  • The artists must create a demon that would oversee a specific circle of Dante's version of Hell.

  • Comedy meets drama in this Spotlight Challenge as the shops work to create families of whimsical characters based on unique fairytale houses.

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

  • In a first, the artists are divided into two make-up effects shop. First assignment: design a werewolf pack.

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