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AceAstyn13
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Hi, my name is Astyn, and I am an aspiring magician, basically I have a scenario, here it is;

My sister who's 11, is having a birthday sleepover and asked if me and my friend could put on a magic show as she knows I can do quite a few magic tricks and I love to learn tricks. I have ideas for tricks to put in the routine but I can't think of a trick to do for the final trick, I am hoping that someone one here could help me by telling me a trick that me and my friend could do that wouldn't cost much atall, preferably free but obviously that would be hard. Maybe a trick involving household items, I would like this to be a trick that stays in their minds and don't forget after a week.

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Astyn
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Hello Astyn, there is a book called "Mark Wilson's Cyclopedia of Magic" that has lots of beginner illusions that you and your friend could do. You can buy it off of Amazon.com for usually less than 14 dollars. Not only are there beginner illusions in the book, but also hundreds of close up and parlor tricks you could learn as well. Many of them using household items as you have mentioned. This was the first magic book I ever bought and I am still using some of the tricks I learned from it today. Best of luck with your show!!

Scott
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I second the motion and will add/ask, do you have a library near you or a magic shop?
Any of the "Fulves" books would also be good.

Learn 4 or 5 good tricks because it's better to be good at 5 then bad at 8.
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Hi Astyn!
There is an effect in the back of that book (Mark Wilson) you can do with a cloth, basically roll up into the cloth, then when the cloth is removed you appear behind your friends and or the audience! Its a great effect, easy to do and kills them every time. This is an amazing book for starters and professionals,
check it out ! Good luck to you,

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Astyn: Yes - the Mark Wilson book is a treasure chest. There are selections from nearly every type of magic to choose from. Mark Wilson did many of these tricks on television many years ago. Call your library or book stores if you need the ideas right away. Order it on line if you cannot get it any other way. Also, you have the right idea of finishing with a trick they will not soon forget, but remember, much of that will depend on how you present the trick. If you make it special, then it will remain special.
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Hi guys,

Thanks for all your help! I have one idea here it is:

Me and my friend get my sister and my sisters friends to pick a card, we will force certain cards on to them, we will then get them to hold on to their cards, then we will turn to our large sheet of paper which is covering something, we will then remove that sheet of paper and reveal the name of each of their cards, with their names beside them, written on the paper!

What do you guys think?
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I just looked online on a website where you can search for books in the libraries in my region of the UK and all I can find is Mark Wilson's Course In Magic, is that much different???
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That book should do you just fine Astyn. Have fun with it!!
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Try the first Tarbell Course of Magic. In the back, it also has an illusion where you change places with someone and wind up in the audience.
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The show went really well, They loved the final trick!
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What did you do?
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Had a piece of paper on the wall covering another piece of paper, on the first piece it said "Do not remove until the final trick" on it, at the end we got 4 people to pick a card, we forced the cards then removed the piece of paper and it said the name of everyones cards on the paper.
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On 2012-01-21 20:02, w_s_anderson wrote:
Hello Astyn, there is a book called "Mark Wilson's Cyclopedia of Magic" that has lots of beginner illusions that you and your friend could do. You can buy it off of Amazon.com for usually less than 14 dollars. Not only are there beginner illusions in the book, but also hundreds of close up and parlor tricks you could learn as well. Many of them using household items as you have mentioned. This was the first magic book I ever bought and I am still using some of the tricks I learned from it today. Best of luck with your show!!

Scott
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