Syfy's Face Off Pits New Contestants Against Returning Veterans for Season 5

Face Off Season 5Face Off is getting a face lift.

The Syfy unscripted series about special effects make-up artists is instituting a new trick for Season 5: It will welcome back some contestants from the past.

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The new run of episodes — debuting Aug. 13 — will feature eight fresh competitors battling the following veterans: Alana Schiro (Season 3), Bryan “Tate” Steinsiek (Season 1), Eric Zapata (Season 4), Frank Ippolito (Season 1), Laura Tyler (Season 3), Miranda Jory (Season 2) Robert “RJ” Haddy (Season 2) and Roy Wooley (Season 3).

In their first challenge, the artists must create looks for partygoers attending an elaborate costume ball also attended by cast members from Syfy’s new docu-series Heroes of Cosplay.

Guest judges on tap for Season 5 include Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and Academy Award-winning makeup artist Bill Corso (Lemony Snicket, The Amazing Spider-Man).