J. Anthony Kosar is the FACE OFF Season 4 Champion, winning on March 26th, 2013 during the Season Finale in Las Vegas. FACE OFF, a reality-based competition on the Syfy Channel is the biggest competition for Make-Up FX, and Kosar won 6 of the 11 Spotlight Challenges, plus 1 of 4 Foundation Challenges, setting the record of most consecutive wins in a row and most wins by a single contestant on a single season. Of his Spotlight wins, he won the DC Superhero challenge where his winning character “The Infernal Core” appeared in the DC comic JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16, and also won the DEFIANCE challenge where he shadowed the FX make-up crew on set in Toronto, Canada. Kosar also recently appeared on FACE OFF: Judge Match during Season 7 where he was one of six chosen from all seasons to help the judges compete, and he was selected to be on judge Neville Page’s team with Miranda Jory, and their team won. Kosar’s student Dina Cimarusti won FACE OFF season 7, and now Kosar returns to FACE OFF Season 8 as a mentor, coaching a team of new contestants. Kosar is an award-winning artist who specializes in Fine Art, Illustration, Sculpture, Creature Design, Make-up FX, and Product Design through his company Kosart Effects Studios, LLC. In 2007, he interned at legendary Stan Winston Studio creating effects for INDIANA JONES 4 and James Cameron’s AVATAR. Kosar designs and sculpts Halloween masks for Zagone Studios, one of the leading mask manufacturers in the world. He creates special effects for theater, film, and commercials, and between projects, teaches the art of FX through his studio in Westmont, IL. Besides FX, Kosar is an internationally awarded fine artist, illustrator, and sculptor, having been awarded by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, American Watercolor Society, Illinois Watercolor Society, and several others. In 2009, he was named “One to Watch” by Watercolor Artist Magazine. His work has been selected to appear in SPLASH 13: Best of Watercolor, and volumes 19 & 20 of SPECTRUM: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. He was recently honored by being selected as one of the judges for SPECTRUM 21. He designs and sculpts prototypes for toys, collectibles and medical anatomical models, illustrates for novels and comic books, curates art gallery exhibitions, and creates fine art paintings and sculptures. Kosar was Valedictorian of the class of 2008 at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL earning his BFA in Illustration. See Kosar’s work on his website:

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