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Topic: Fantasy/Instant Magician Routines
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jun 3, 2003 10:25AM)
Both Ken Scott and Kevin James produce an excellent effect called "Fantasy Magician" (Ken Scott) and "Instant Magician" (Kevin James).

Some routines which can be done easily and quickly are listed below:
[*] Rabbit Silk form TT
[*] Vanishing Cane in Newspaper
[*] Electric Deck
[*] Color Changing Hank
[*] Color Changing Wands
[*] Appearing Cane
[*] Making a Balloon Animal

What effects do you think would work well with the [b]Fantasy Magician or Instant Magician[/b]? They should be able to be done blindfolded, easily, and quickly.
Message: Posted by: kenscott (Jun 3, 2003 11:05PM)
It really is not the tricks that make this routine what it is. It is the dancing, making a balloon animal, and crazy things like that.

But you named most of the tricks I do in my routine with the tux.
Message: Posted by: NJJ (Jun 5, 2003 06:36PM)
The main thing to do is to break down the separation between your arms and the audience member's body.

I do a version of this for adults that have included:

a) 20th century panties (stuffed down the front of the guys pants)

b) sponge balls through the guys ears.

c) Any sort of hat production

d) fake mouth coil holding your hand near mouth rather then loading in mouth.

e) Give the spectator thick nerd glasses so they can't see and you can do all sorts of angle poor tricks!
Message: Posted by: Evan Williams (Oct 23, 2003 06:57PM)
"20th century panties (stuffed down the front of the guys pants)"

That sounds very funny. Except for the fact you could be sued for literally putting the silks in someone elses pants using your hands. How could you do this in a safe (and legal) way?
Message: Posted by: nalu_magic (Oct 23, 2003 07:39PM)
I agree this sounds very funny. Why not do 20th century bra instead? I think gently and carefully tucking the silks in a guy's shirt would be much less offensive.
Message: Posted by: Evan Williams (Oct 23, 2003 07:44PM)
I agree. You also could just pull out the guy's shirt by the collar to tuck it in. This way you do not go anywhere you shouldn't and also, it is less offensive while the silks are being placed.
Message: Posted by: NJJ (Oct 23, 2003 09:55PM)
Nah! Do it a kid's parties! They are immature enough to snigger at that! ;)

I don't think any court in Australia would give money to someone because a magician stuck 2cm of hankerchief into their belt!

Its all about audience management and picking the right person!
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Oct 29, 2003 08:03PM)
If you can do flourishes with cards let him show off a bit before messing up...kids love messing up. Reach around to see what he's doing and accidentally poke yourself in the eye with something. Cut and restored rope could work well. Professor's nightmare. Chinese Rings. Juggling would be nice. Instead of doing magic you could do a who's line is it anyway type deal where another kid stands next to the Instant magician child and explains how to get ready for school in the morning or somthing like that and have the magic happen along the way. Use your imagination!
Message: Posted by: unclesamayen (Jan 20, 2011 09:17PM)
What is the difference between Fantasy and Instant Magician?
Which is the better quality?
Thank you very much.
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jan 20, 2011 10:14PM)
Fantasy Magician is the one you want for quality and visual looking like a real magician. It is a Modified Tux.
Message: Posted by: Shawn D (Jan 21, 2011 09:09PM)
I do:
Pop a smashed top hat open and put it on his head
Vanishing silk
appears in pocket to silk to cane
electric deck
vanishing water
pointing a wand to a hat on a table and have cards shoot up (card fountain)
end with duck song and dance

Ken Scotts Fantasy magicians is excellent. Very well made from a real tux.Had it for at least 5 years if not longer and even though I don't use it for the fantasy magician trick at every show I use the tux at every kids show putting it on them at the end of my show when they help me make a rabbit appear and the tux is still in great shape.Thought about buyng a new one in case I needed it but never had to.
Message: Posted by: GWSchott (Mar 22, 2011 04:54PM)
I have Ken's tux as well and it's fantastic....top quality and worth every penny. It IS a real tuxedo!
Message: Posted by: kenscott (Mar 22, 2011 05:35PM)
Thanks! We are very proud of the product of the fantasy magician. Wished I could get more of them. If anyone interested in one let me know. I have couple made up.
Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (Mar 22, 2011 08:10PM)
I'm new to the routine and it's a winner. Actually used it on my own son this Sunday for his bday party. Big hit. Thanks, Ken.
Would like some discussion of prop management using the tux. Where do you guys keep it during show and then how/where do you bring it out for the routine? Thanks.

Message: Posted by: Grasshop34 (Mar 22, 2011 08:51PM)
I love performing FM. Thanks Ken for the inspiration at Kidabra! It's been a real winner for me and I owe a lot of bookings to the routine. It plays real well for family shows and adult shows.

Jason Jacobs
Message: Posted by: Tim Hannig (Mar 22, 2011 10:33PM)
I used it tonight! Thanks Ken!
Message: Posted by: kenscott (Mar 22, 2011 10:58PM)
I performed Fantasy magician this past sunday at the magic castle on Matt Damon's(name drop) nephew. It was the best fantasy magician routine I or he for that matter has ever done. Luckily I had that show taped as well!!!.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Mar 23, 2011 12:07AM)
I didn't use it tonight on Charlie Sheen.
Message: Posted by: kenscott (Mar 23, 2011 12:14AM)
You should have! LOL
Message: Posted by: MagicB1S (Mar 23, 2011 08:31AM)
Charlie Who????? Never heard of him. LOL
Message: Posted by: kazam65 (Mar 23, 2011 09:16AM)
When I do this routine, the end of the routine ends with music. Below are just some of the songs I use, which elicit HUGE laughter|

1. Theme from "Rocky"
2. Macarena
3. Stayin' Alive
4. Rock and Roll All Nite. (complete with air guitar and prompting volunteer to stick out his tongue and get the audience to sing along to the chorus.

The audience is usually in tears by this point!!
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Mar 23, 2011 09:42AM)
I recently took my Fantasy Magician in to have it dry cleaned and my dry cleaner (who is quite used to the weird stuff I bring in) couldn't seem to get over the fact that half the tux was missing and the coat and tie were sewn to the shirt. I was a little concerned about the black bleeding onto the shirt, but it all came through without incident.

Love Ken's Fantasy Magician!
Message: Posted by: Kevinr (Mar 23, 2011 09:05PM)
I just prefer NOT to do tricks with little kids like this.. This day and age I don't know if parent like it either. The world seems to be getting worse and worse and parents are attempting to keep there kids safe.

A better effect I think with the same concept is Ken Scott and Tim Sonefelt's Blendo Magician
Message: Posted by: kenscott (Mar 23, 2011 09:09PM)
To each his own but like I have said in the past use an adult.
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Mar 23, 2011 10:17PM)
Although I don't use Fantasy Magician, it's still a great trick and quite funny.
As Ken says --to each his own.
Nothing wrong with magicians who put it in their family show.
Ther is a juggler in Toronto that use it on himself and have the helper stand behind.
It's quit a funny way of doing it.In his routine it all goes wrong.
Tricky Ricky
Message: Posted by: johnpert (Mar 23, 2011 10:23PM)
If done later in the show and you have demonstrated a respectful, fun personality then there shouldn't be a problem. Also, as long as you explain what is going to happen to the volunteer re: dressing up then he/she will be comfortable with the routine. As a parent and teacher, I am very aware of safety concerns, but I have to say, I've never been worried nor have I had any concerns brought to my attention.

Just my thoghts.

Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (Mar 25, 2011 04:36PM)
I don't think Ken does it with women or girls, just older boys and men.
Could I ask how you guys handle the tux "logistics" so to speak. Where do you keep/store it during your show? How do you bring it out? Where does it go after? Thanks.

Message: Posted by: kenscott (Mar 25, 2011 04:37PM)
Mine is simply folded in my case. Once done I put it in my drop box.

Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (Mar 25, 2011 05:08PM)
Thanks, Ken. Going to use it for a big fundraiser next Friday.

Message: Posted by: Mando (Mar 31, 2011 12:46AM)
Does anybody use any tricks besides the ones Dennis mentioned?