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Offline JWinslow23

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Anyone know some good vanishing magic tricks?
« on: June 27, 2017, 10:27:58 am »
I want to do a disappearing act at the end of a performance I'm doing on July 4th. The desired effect of the trick is that I somehow disappear from the stage. What are the easiest/least expensive methods that I could feasibly do, without anything like trapdoors in the stage?

The stage is elevated off the ground a few feet, and it 's closed off from the sides. There are no curtains, or ways that I can escape the stage save for some obvious staircases on the sides.

Here is the most practical idea I've come up with: a cardboard gravestone, with a trick to it. The red ball represents me. Pardon my use of MS Paint.


Anyone else have ideas for disappearing tricks?


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Re: Anyone know some good vanishing magic tricks?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 11:47:38 am »
Put a hat on it, as people are smart, and also attach a fishing line to the top of the facade and through a hole in the gravestone so you can "magically" raise it up and re-appear
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Re: Anyone know some good vanishing magic tricks?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 02:03:15 pm »
Put a hat on it, as people are smart, and also attach a fishing line to the top of the facade and through a hole in the gravestone so you can "magically" raise it up and re-appear
I don't wear a hat, but if I do it right, I could see a way to take my jacket off and throw it over to make the thing fall. That effect could be interesting.

About the fishing line, I could do that, but I'd also have to not do that thing with the jacket.

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Re: Anyone know some good vanishing magic tricks?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 03:49:36 pm »
I would say make the dark gray area a little wider than the light gray area in that picture, so when the "gravestone" falls down, people aren't able to clearly see the divide in the cardboard.
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Re: Anyone know some good vanishing magic tricks?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 03:50:15 pm »
Put a hat on it, as people are smart, and also attach a fishing line to the top of the facade and through a hole in the gravestone so you can "magically" raise it up and re-appear
I don't wear a hat, but if I do it right, I could see a way to take my jacket off and throw it over to make the thing fall. That effect could be interesting.

About the fishing line, I could do that, but I'd also have to not do that thing with the jacket.


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Re: Anyone know some good vanishing magic tricks?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 04:18:41 pm »
Put a hat on it, as people are smart, and also attach a fishing line to the top of the facade and through a hole in the gravestone so you can "magically" raise it up and re-appear
I don't wear a hat, but if I do it right, I could see a way to take my jacket off and throw it over to make the thing fall. That effect could be interesting.

About the fishing line, I could do that, but I'd also have to not do that thing with the jacket.


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Re: Anyone know some good vanishing magic tricks?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 04:24:10 pm »
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