Top Illusions

Creating Your Own Magic

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Magicians and illusionists alike often create their own magic to set a name for themselves. Their tricks or illusions will often be inspired by older, classic tricks but have been taken to new heights or given clever new twists. Let's present a quick run through of the important questions to consider:

  1. What tricks or illusions do you already know?
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The Cardiograph Magic Trick

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Magician Mark Mauricio freaks his audience out with his take on the cardiograph magic trick. He has one audience member write her name on a card (known to both magician and audience). Another audience member selects another random card. Mark proceeds to use "mentalism" to read the random card without looking at it and then draw it on a card.

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Freaking People Out With Magic

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Cyril dresses himself up as an old man in Japan and goes on a mission to freak people out. In these tricks, he pulls them off "naturally" as if it wasn't magic to begin with - adding to the freak factor from the audience's perspective.

There are three main illusions at work:

1) Leaning forward at gravity-defying angles and coming back up with no help from his hands at all.

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Cyril's "Where's Charlie?!" Disappearance Act

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One day, Cyril (セロ) was searching for his dog, Charlie. He almost had him by the tail when he was suddenly pulled into the abyss...of a couch.

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Penn and Teller - Sleight of Hand

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"The aim of magic is not to outsmart, but to entertain."

Penn and Teller are well-known for exposing their techniques while performing their tricks. In this way they are exposing gaps in human perception - even if you knew how the trick works, your mind will simply not compute it. This has made them famous because they are treating the audience as intelligent adults!

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Impossible Block

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A 3D illusion of an impossible block. Also known as an irrational cube, the image consists of an illustration of a cube that could never exist in real life.

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Freeze A Beer In Two Seconds

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This video will show you how to freeze any beer in two seconds without using any props or gimmicks. This trick will work best for parties that you host yourself as it will require 3-5 hours of prep time. Prep is quite easy - just place the beer in the freezer for 3-5 hours.

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Cyril's Ambitious Card Trick

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Cyril shows his spin on the Ambitious Card. With a snap of a finger, he returns the audience member's signed card back to the top in three different ways. The third and last method is the best. Notice how he reveals the bottom and top card to help the audience ensure that the signed card hasn't been falsely shuffled, even allowing for some audience interaction.

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African Shaman Levitation Captured on Film

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Previously, we reported one levitation performance by the Arab Illusionist Mumdo. To continue the levitation trend we'll share one striking display by a Shaman in Africa. Here we see unedited raw footage that has been captured by a German film crew with no assistants or props in sight. He stands in the centre of a ring of fire and is seen rise up with extreme effort.

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Floating Chopsticks (Or Other Utensils)

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"If you don't like Asian food, well, I'm sorry."

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