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).

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  1. Amanda says:

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

  2. ben says:

    I’d have rathered seen Eric F than Eric Z from season 4. But it’s a cool idea.

  3. JL says:

    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

  4. liz says:

    Always been stellar, so looking forward to it. And ooo Catherine Hardwicke; she’s got a really great visual eye.

  5. DL says:

    Love Face Off! Counting down the days until Aug. 13!

  6. 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…

  7. Rachel says:

    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.

  8. Jennifer says:

    I’d love to see Matt from season 2. He was awesome. And by far, Eric F. Over Eric Z.

  9. tony says:

    Would of been way better to see Eric F. Back. ..
    Very disappointed you guys bypassed his talent ..
    Way way better than Eric Z.. Unbelievable

  10. Dana Caguiat says:

    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.

  11. Sienna says:

    I was hoping for Matt Valentine as a vet :'(

  12. Roseann says:

    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

  13. Rose says:

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Tamika says:

    NOOO!! I’m so mad Eric F isn’t on here!! Its making me so upset!!! But I’m also glad Alana’s back…

  16. tracy says:

    Well that commercial sucked it just showed who the last two are in the finale.

  17. jo ann says:

    having a discussion with someone. maybe u can solve it. Does Amanda jory have a lip piercing or is that a mole?

  18. Mandy K says:

    I love this show but my parents say the contestants complain to much

  19. Mandy K says:

     Tate!!! I didnt get to see the final episode who won?

  20. Mandy K says:

    Oh my bad final episode of season 5 airs November 5… I CAN’T WAIT!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!

  21. Laura says:

    So who won? I missed the last episode!

  22. Mandy K says:

    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

  23. Mandy K says:

    They better bring back Tate and Roy or things are gonna get as ugly as some of their creations!