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

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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).



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Comments (27)

  • Face off is one of the best competition shows out there. I can’t wait to see this round.

    Comment by Amanda – July 10, 2013 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d have rathered seen Eric F than Eric Z from season 4. But it’s a cool idea.

    Comment by ben – July 10, 2013 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know Eric f was way better😥

      Comment by Lorna – August 13, 2013 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Eric Z is way better

        Comment by Roseann – August 14, 2013 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wow, they’re really bringing the best contestants back. tate, laura, rj & roy were all excellent. It’s going to be a really interesting season

    Comment by JL – July 10, 2013 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Except for Frank. Wasn’t he the giant tool from the first season?

      Comment by Aprilcot – July 11, 2013 06:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You are correct. He was one of the biggest jerks out of all the episodes. I could do without seeing that idiot again.

        Comment by Gary – July 21, 2013 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Always been stellar, so looking forward to it. And ooo Catherine Hardwicke; she’s got a really great visual eye.

    Comment by liz – July 10, 2013 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Face Off! Counting down the days until Aug. 13!

    Comment by DL – July 11, 2013 08:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this show and am so happy that they don’t make us wait a whole year for a new season/episodes. I just hope that there are more and more special effect artists out there that want to compete b/c I can honestly watch this kind of reality show any day of the week. This is true art, we need shows like this and SYTYCD or Project Runway, not Teen Mom and The Bachelor. They have no merit nor skills needed except being young dumb and full of well you know the rest…

    Comment by bostongreekgirl (@BostonGreekgirl) – July 13, 2013 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last year my pick for winner was Anthony (I picked him in the first episode) and my second was Eric z. So now I have a chance to have picked the winner 2 years in a row. An have picked him a year early.

    Comment by Rachel – July 18, 2013 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d love to see Matt from season 2. He was awesome. And by far, Eric F. Over Eric Z.

    Comment by Jennifer – July 30, 2013 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would of been way better to see Eric F. Back. ..
    Very disappointed you guys bypassed his talent ..
    Way way better than Eric Z.. Unbelievable

    Comment by tony – August 10, 2013 02:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eric Z is very talented and he earned his way back by winning. Many of the Season 4 contestants were awesome, but I think Eric Z will surprise us.

    Comment by Dana Caguiat – August 13, 2013 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was hoping for Matt Valentine as a vet :’(

    Comment by Sienna – August 13, 2013 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For all hating on Eric Z just deal with him being back on the show he is good and this is his cousin so if y’all have anything negative to say about him keep it to y’all’s self an

    Comment by Roseann – August 14, 2013 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eric Z competed to get back on, and therefore clearly deserves the opportunity. He’s being compared to Eric F simply because they share first names. I’m curious how the other vets made it back. It seemed like the vets side is really heavy- with the exception of Miranda and Frank, the worst person there was eliminated 8th in their season, and three were in the finals. I just hope that some of the new competitors can keep up, because otherwise it will feel a bit like they are being bullied by these amazing veterans. I’m assuming these vets were brought back to get the level of makeup up to the caliber it was at in season 3. I would have liked to see a true “veterans” season instead- take all the people who got 2, 3, 4, and 5 in each season and put them head to head, with the winners as the guest judges. That way there wouldn’t be the advantage of having competed before.

    Comment by Rose – August 17, 2013 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like watching the show, was watching tonight where they were doing makeup on triplets, all I can say is I am 48 years old, and sure hope I don’t look like the individuals that they did at 50. I sure don’t look like that.

    Comment by John Allen Myers – August 24, 2013 11:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOO!! I’m so mad Eric F isn’t on here!! Its making me so upset!!! But I’m also glad Alana’s back…
    BUT STILL ERIC F THOUGH!!! WHY JUST WHY!!

    Comment by Tamika – September 2, 2013 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well that commercial sucked it just showed who the last two are in the finale.

    Comment by tracy – September 3, 2013 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • having a discussion with someone. maybe u can solve it. Does Amanda jory have a lip piercing or is that a mole?

    Comment by jo ann – October 29, 2013 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this show but my parents say the contestants complain to much

    Comment by Mandy K – October 29, 2013 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  •  Tate!!! I didnt get to see the final episode who won?

    Comment by Mandy K – October 29, 2013 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh my bad final episode of season 5 airs November 5… I CAN’T WAIT!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!

    Comment by Mandy K – October 30, 2013 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So who won? I missed the last episode!

    Comment by Laura – November 13, 2013 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok I’m gonna be honest with y’all I am really upset Laura won I was REALLY hoping for one of the male contestants to win!!! Tate and Roy

    Comment by Mandy K – November 19, 2013 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They better bring back Tate and Roy or things are gonna get as ugly as some of their creations!

    Comment by Mandy K – November 19, 2013 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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