‘Face Off’ Season 6 Premiere Date Announced by Syfy [+Photos]

Face Off is returning for its sixth season on January 14th at 9/8c on Syfy, and the unique makeup artistry challenge is going where it has never gone before: Tokyo.

The key team is still in place with host McKenzie Westmore returning alongside judges Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean), Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New York, The Hunger Games) and Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus). Renowned makeup artist Michael Westmore will continue his role as the official contestant mentor as well. However, the 15 contestants are in for a surprise when Face Off heads to Tokyo, Japan for the series’ first challenge outside of America. Once there, the contestants will have to create an anime character based off of their own alter egos.

Other season six challenges will include a Beauty and the Beast challenge, where contestants will have to create their own Beast to wait in a castle for its Belle, an intricate Medieval dragon warrior, an outlandish rock ‘n roll guitarist character, an original wizard inspired by an array of unique wands, a whimsical creation inspired by Roald Dahl characters that have never been seen on screen, and a futuristic robot that has replaced humans in the workforce. The season will end with an electronic, nightclub-inspired light show featuring the world famous DJ Rusko.

Guest judges for season six include Oscar winning makeup artist Tami Lane (Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), Scott Stewart (Sin City, Legion), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Oscar winning makeup artist Howard Berger (Inglorious Bastards, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), famed creature actor Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), former Face Off series judge Patrick Tatopolous (Total Recall), author Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl, Oscar and BAFTA winning makeup artist Valli O’Reilly (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Alice in Wonderland), Len Wiseman (Underworld, Sleepy Hollow), two-time Oscar nominated makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji (Planet of the Apes, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), anime artist and sci-fi illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin and world famous music producer and DJ, Rusko.

See below for a list/photos of this season’s contestants. The winner will walk away with $100,000, a 2014 Fiat and a VIP trip from Kryolan Professional Make-Up (official Face Off sponsor) to one of their 85 international locations. Check out the season six trailer here.

Name: Bethany Serpico
Age: 22
Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Residence: Astoria, New York
Twitter: @bethanyserpico1

Name: Catherine “Cat” Paschen
Age: 25
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Residence: North Hollywood, CA
Twitter: @catpaschen

Name: Chloe Sens
Age: 21
Hometown: Austin, TX
Residence: Hollywood, CA

Name: Corinne Foster
Age: 26
Hometown: Dublin, CA
Residence: Whittier, CA
Twitter: mrsmakeupfx

Name: Daniel Phillips
Age: 44
Hometown & Residence: St. Clair Shores, MI
Twitter: @DPmakeupstudio

Name: Daran Holt
Age: 40
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Name: George Schminky
Age: 38
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Residence: Walnut Creek, CA
Twitter: @schminkyfx

Name: Graham Schofield
Age: 29
Hometown: Boston, MA
Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Twitter: @GCSFX

Name: Margaret Caragan
Age: 32
Hometown: Vallejo, CA
Residence: Oakland, CA
Twitter: @margaretannem8s

Name: Matthew Silva
Age: 23
Hometown & Residence: Atlanta, GA
Twitter: @Mattsilva

Name: Nicolas “Niko” Gonzalez
Age: 25
Hometown: San German, Puerto Rico
Residence: North Hollywood, CA
Twitter: @nikogonzalezFX

Name: Rashaad Santiago
Age: 24
Hometown & Residence: Bronx, NY
Twitter: @r1a2s3

Name: Tanner White
Age: 26
Hometown & Residence: San Diego, CA
Twitter: @Tan_or_White

Name: Tess Laeh
Age: 24
Hometown & Residence: Littleton, CO
Twitter: @TessLaeh

Name: Tyler Green
Age: 25
Hometown & Residence: Litchfield, CT
Twitter: @WonderbandMan

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