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killermagic80
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Hi guys.

I am interested to create a similar or the same effect like Criss Angel's needle swallowing. the first part I was doing it for years with razor blades.
anybody can guide me where can I get to find ideas for the second part...where he pulls them out from his belly button.

thanks in advance,
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A professional special effects company specializing in practical effects. But what you have to ask yourself is "Why do it like CA when you can make it your own and take it to the next level?" Pulling from the belly button has already be done, where else could they come from?

Just a little food for thought.

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Thanks a lot Nick!

thanks for your thought too.

can you please recomend me any special effects company specializing in prctical effects?
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Unfortunately I don't know of any offhand, but you can teach yourself the basic techniques behind it if you look into prosthetic makeup. Sorry I can't be of more help, but this really isn't my field of expertise.

Good luck.

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Did pulling it from his stomach really impress anyone more than doing it from the mouth? Even a lady pointed out how long it would take to get there.
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Knowing how into piercing criss is... I don't think it was prosthetics (too close up) you gotta suffer for your art! don't try this at home...

as a side note, I did a suicide suspension recently (same kind criss did under the helicopter) it was my first time, and I only stayed up for a minute or two... big respect to criss. you can see a few pics here http://www.inkontherocks.co.za/Suspension.html
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Oh my god!!! is it painful?? whats the reason of doing body suspension?
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Shinobi! Much respect dude. That's pretty cool. I hereby knight you Obi Wan Shinobi. That would have required some serious Jedi Mind Trick action.

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On 2006-02-07 05:43, shinobi wrote:
Knowing how into piercing criss is... I don't think it was prosthetics (too close up) you gotta suffer for your art! don't try this at home...


I don't see how being into piercing is going to accomplish the extraction of needles and thread from the belly button. Maybe being into surgery!

If you were to get within a few inches of his "stomach" you'd see what's up.
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Seems to me that the method for extraction is obvious.

The illusion is how to make it look convincing. I'm not sure I understand the piercing angle -- I mean, maybe I'm misunderstanding, but I don't believe that the needles or razors or whatever else are actually "piercing" anything.

Although I suppose that since Angel is into piercing then his own body piercings can certainly lend authenticity to the illusion of piercing ...
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That was one odd looking belly button????
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You might try doing it out of your neck. The logic makes sense and the neck makes a nice cover for a Pr****** D*****. I suspect Criss Angel was just looking for another reason to show off the abs, that's why he went for the belly button.
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On 2006-02-09 15:59, bitterman wrote:
You might try doing it out of your neck. The logic makes sense and the neck makes a nice cover for a Pr****** D*****. I suspect Criss Angel was just looking for another reason to show off the abs, that's why he went for the belly button.


Except that, strictly speaking, he's not showing off his abs.

And can I buy a vowel for Pr****** D*****?
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A gentleman would never expose his Pr****** D****** is an open forum. Smile
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MagicTopher.. yeah lots of self hypnosis in action

as for how body piercing is involved.. it is possible to form a pocket or tube, which is basically a piercing that goes in and doesn't exit.
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Shinobi...that was cool! Very impressive.
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I see that people in here have NOT done their homework on how this effect is accomplished. I suggest looking at Swami/Mantra or Shapre's Oriental Magic for the REAL method, which does NOT hurt, involve piercing or anything that radical in the least.

I guess books have become passe'... lol!

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Yea Lee I was about to mention how they hide all the good information by printing it in books and closing the covers!

Seems as if they are indeed going the way of the DODO bird unfortunatly.
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It thought it took away from the effect. How in the world does something go from your mouth to your belly button? It just doesn't make since. The effect went from "How did he get those needles tied to the thread in his stomach" to a disappearance/reappearance. I doubt the spectators ever gave thought that the threaded needles being pulled out were the same that went in.
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If youve ever read anything about the digestive system, you would know it would take a lot longer than 30 seconds, I know this, and I'm 12! Either those people were giving fake reactions, or there just dumb.
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