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Face Off - Season 3 Episodes

Face Off - Season 3

Face Off - Season 3

The third season of the Syfy reality television series Face Off premiered on August 21, 2012 and ended October 31, 2012. The season featured twelve prosthetic makeup artists competing against each other to create makeup effects. In the finale, they were voted on by the public in a live broadcast on Halloween. Nicole Chilelli of Sacramento, California, was the winner of the season. The grand prize for the third season was a position as a guest lecturer at the Make Up for Ever Academies in New York and Paris, a 2012 Toyota Prius v, and US$100,000.

It was won by Nicole Chilelli, who holds two Face Off records for being the first female to win and the first and only contestant to be eliminated and come back.

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Episode 1

A Force To Be Reckoned With

New contestants create original alien characters inspired by the classic cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope. Guest appearance by Sean Astin.

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Episode 2

Pirate Treasure

For their first solo challenge, the contestants will have to create an original pirate character inspired by a mystery element.

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Episode 3

Year of the Dragon

The contestants meet McKenzie at a Chinese temple in the heart of L.A. where they're treated to a dynamic performance by a Chinese dragon dance team.

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Episode 4

Alice In Zombieland

The Foundation Challenge this week is to create a realistic-looking fight makeup, so McKenzie brings the artists to a competitive boxing gym where they meet their guest judge, Laila Ali. Nicole and Jason are the top looks, but Jason, who has martial arts experience and knows what can happen in a fight, wins the challenge with his understatement and accuracy - and in so doing, gains immunity for this week's Spotlight Challenge.

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Episode 5


Kevin Smith joins the panel of judges for a comic book-influenced challenge with a vehicular twist!

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Episode 6

Dishonorable Proportions

The contestants enter the steampunk world of Bethesda's hotly anticipated video game, Dishonored.

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Episode 7

Monster Twist

The competition takes a surprise turn and the contestants face a monstrous challenge with a twist!

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Episode 8

Who's The New Who?

The competition is getting tighter! Whose Doctor Seuss-inspired makeup will be right-er?

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Episode 9

Junkyard Cyborg

Writer/producer Gale Anne Hurd charges the contestants with creating a cyborg from parts.

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Episode 10

Scene Of The Crime

The final four contestants must create a creature capable of a grisly crime.

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Episode 11

Immortal Enemies

Three finalists vie for the ultimate prize in Face Off's season finale - and you help decide who wins!

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Episode 12


Viewers choose the Season 3 winner, who will be announced during the finale in Los Angeles. Also: The eliminated artists reunite.

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