Tate Steinsiek

Tate Steinsiek an SFX Artist specializing in SFX Makeup, prosthetic application, and prop fabrication for the film and television industry best known as runner up on FACE OFF seasons one and five. His client roster included The Jim Henson Company, Dreamworks, Seraphim Films, Lionsgate, MTV, SYFY, Sony Films, Dark Sky Films, Don Post Studios, The History Channel, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, Guitar World Magazine, and Spirit Halloween.Tate has coordinated films/television in 11 countries.

Tate and his work were the feature focus in a National Commercial campaign from CHASE BANK/ CHASE Rewards, where he had a solo series of commercials as spokesperson, and hosted a video tutorial series on Syfy.com. He has written and directed a number of award winning screenplays & films Including “Clown”, “Addiction: A 60’s Love Story”, “My Winter’s Coat,” and “The Devoured”.

Tate has an ongoing Signature Mask line with Spirit Halloween, and is currently in preproduction, as the FX coordinator and Puppet Designer/Fabricator, for the upcoming reboot of “Puppet Master”. He is set to direct a screen adaptation of the Clive Barker story AGE OF DESIRE, and an ongoing Signature Mask line with SPIRIT HALLOWEEN. Follow Tate online at http://www.illwilled.com/ and on Twitter:@illwilledFX

Get Tickets


Tate Steinsiek will be appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Booth TBA.


Autographs: $20. Available for purchase at his booth at the show.

selfiesSelfies or Tableside Photos: $10. Available for purchase at his booth at the show.

Autograph and selfie combos: $30. Available for purchase at his booth at the show.


ZOMBIE or GHOUL Makeup Application $100: Tate turns you into a zombie or ghoul during a 20 minute makeup application process. You’ll have your picture taken with Tate before and after the make up application, and you’ll get an autographed 8×10 from Tate. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot! You will be contacted before the show to schedule your time with Tate on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

A-Z Creature Creation Workshop – Intensive Hands On Workshop: $60CLICK HERE to reserve your space in the workshop class. FX Makeup & Prosthetics Artist Tate Steinsiek provides a behind the scenes look at the the Magic of Special Effects Makeup Transformations. In this Workshop, Tate explains and demonstrates techniques including application, blending edges, contour and detail painting, airbrush, and final character detailing, completely transforming a model into a creature LIVE before your eyes! He also MC’s a full Q & A about his time on SYFY’s hit show FACE OFF, his FX and Directing career, and general industry insight. Seats are limited, sign up quickly! This workshop will take place on Saturday July 29. 


Tate Steinsiek’s schedule will be posted here approximately two weeks before the event.