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prettylady1990
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HI all
I want to know what YOUR favourite magic accessory is and why. It could be anything from a wand to a close up mat.

Mine would be a wand and cape because I like the traditional magical look. But that's just me. I also love to collect wands. I now have about 50. lol
Jim Short
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What an odd question! I really like odd questions, as they take me out of the usual ruts.

Let's ask some other questions to clarify: what would constitute an accessory vs. say, a gimmick? For example, there are many fine effects using close-up mats. John Kennedy has a simple one where a wave of your hand causes a rolled mat to unroll. Is the mat in that case an accessory or a prop?

Given that, I'm not sure I have a favorite accessory. I'ts like when I'm asked my favorite card. I don't have one - just whatever suits my purposes at the moment. (But...if you ask me to name a card, I'll almost always say four of hearts. It's a long story involving Warren Zevon, my favorite singer, whom I'm sure you've never heard of. That doesn't make the four of hearts my favorite card, though, just the one I most frequently name when asked for a card with no restrictions.)
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I like close up mats...they aren't restricted to one purpose
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Definitely my wand. It's the best piece of misdirection ever created!
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T****tip

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I'm not certain of the context of "Accessory", but (because it's not really an effect all by itself) I would choose an Okito Box in it's various forms. It's one of those things you casually pick up and play with and occasionally come up with a new(?) move...
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Hmmm, another good topic of discussion!

Tough one, I gotta tell ya...well, let's narrow it down to my top 5 favorites:

1. T. Tip...it's usually in my pocket with a silk and a "mismade" dollar bill.
2. Wire ball holders (2) for the Multiplying Golf Ball set (Ireland's)
3. Palmo (Rice's Ball-type dye tube). Best 18" silk color change ever!
4. ITR (as a back-up). When my "wooley" breaks!
5. Pocket mirror. For "Twilight" (coin trick) and "Twilight Angels" (card trick), both are Paul Harris effects.

Those are my top 5!

Doug
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I've got to narrow it down to 3, depending on what I'm doing.

1. Card Holder - keeps my deck of cards in good shape in my pockets.
2. Wand - I've got a nice Harry Potter style wand that I love!
3. Close-up Mat - I've been using a nice blue mouse pad and it's worked out great.
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Hmmm. Interesting.

I'd have to say that a nice magic wand always seems to draw attention and nothing says magic like one.

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My hat.

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And nothing says magic like Michael's Hat.

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Perhaps Michael's Brother is really Willy Wonka.
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For me it would probably be my closeup mat. Everything just looks so smooth when performing on one.
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When Barclay Shaw passed away and they auctioned his stuff in Vegas I bought several items; his Cremation Illusion (for Paul Kozak's show) and his wands. One of them was a wand designed to fire a 22 blank. I must admit this was my favorite accessory while I had it but let me warn you, don't use it doing close-up!!! It will scare the bejibbers out of your audience!!!

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Without a doubt -TT
Next would be 4 silver dollars
Last would be a deck of red bikes!

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My Dean Dill's set
Okami
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A Silk or a handkerchief... looks innocent and helps a lot in many ways.
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Easy one! T TIP and a bank note.
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I'm surprised no one mentioned this...

Loops.


They're my personal favorite just because they are easy to carry around and work really well for a number of effects. And they're just plain fun to play with Smile

As long as you define this as an accessory...
Francois
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