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Howie Diddot
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Maybe I should be wearing a top hat, cape and tux to the door when I first arrive; it can be a tear away tux, that can be ripped off with my performance clothing under it just before I start the show
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Ventriloquist & Children’s Magician. My lips are not moving and there are all kinds of tricks up my sleeves

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Ekuth
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That would be a unique attention getter!
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I always go full on Liberace when I'm doing a stage show, so yes I do wear a cape but never for party's or close up!
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Mark Boody Illusionist
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I saw Terry Evanswood in Pigeon Forge Tenn. last year & he wore a cape for an illusion. He also has a poster with him wearing it.

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I rememebr my first show I did in Jr High, I wore a cape... pulled it off quite nicely I might add. heehee
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I do mostly period - renaissance, Victorian, etc. This summer, I wore a cape on a day when there were some light showers, sprinkles actually. A small girl was confused about whether I was a vampire or a super-hero.
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I do mostly period - renaissance, Victorian, etc. This summer, I wore a cape on a day when there were some light showers, sprinkles actually. A small girl was confused about whether I was a vampire or a super-hero.
Al Angello
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When you wear a cape you should also wear a top hat, spats, gloves, and a monocle too.
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Robin4Kids
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Sounds like you are getting your fashion advice from Mr. Peanut, Al!!!! That might not be a bad idea for me, being right in the middle of peanut country. Mr. Peanut is held in high regards around here!
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To answer the original question. James Dimmare wears a cape in one of his acts. It is fantastic. He changes streamer into a black cape with vibrant blue lining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5vRYu8rL3U

His Shrinking and Vanishing Bird Cage is the best illusion in the World, in my opinion. In this clip, it is a different large bird cage. Live a magic convention once he had a large bird cage that set in a cart with large wheels. Much more puzzling then this one in this clip.

I have to say also, and I am not speaking of a crazy children's performer. or a close-up performer, or comedy performer. But if you are doing magic shows, generally audiences equate a magician with a top hat and tails.

In the past there has been magicians who wore the top hat and tails for all of their various kinds performers.

I see no reason why even today, depending on your act, that a top hat and tails would work. Tail suits allow for so much more advantage for fantastic magic.

I would say, use your own judgment, and you will know soon enough if you never get hired again, that should tell you something.
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My sources from beyond say.............

The attire chosen depends on the character/mood the performer is attempting to achieve. There is no right/wrong when logic is being applied
Howie Diddot
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I expanded my show and started wearing a cape, here is a photo of me posing in it

How do you like it?...LOL

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The children's magic party and magic class, where

Howie Didit performs the tricks and then teaches the kids "Howie Didit".

Ventriloquist & Children’s Magician. My lips are not moving and there are all kinds of tricks up my sleeves

Creator of the RING-A-Ding Gumball Machine, available through your favorite magic dealer that buys from Murphy’s Magic

The west coast dealer for Jeff Jones's Magic backdrops
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