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Looks pretty good. I didn't care for the metal on the mouth rim and interior...kind of took away from the feel of the cups for me, a little bit.
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On Nov 25, 2014, Chessmann wrote:

Looks pretty good. I didn't care for the metal on the mouth rim and interior...kind of took away from the feel of the cups for me, a little bit.

The metal rim is there because it's a commercially available cup that they've gimmicked instead of building from scratch. Which also explains why the skull is upside down.

You can find the cup here http://weshop.ph/itm/skull-and-radiant-b......180.html
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Haha, that's funny!
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It may in fact be funny Chessman, but it's a fairly common practice to re-tool existing pieces and gimmick them to become magic props. Viking Magic's George Robinson recently rebuilt a stock item to come up with his incredible Medieval Card Box: https://www.martinsmagic.com/allmagic/ut......king-mfg Both the small and large boxes are beautiful (I know, because I have a plain version of the larger box that I bought online for another effect...the lining is awful...George totally reworked the insides for his version). And Gimpy used a stock treasure chest in his early exploration of the light-heavy concept. It's one of my favorite versions of this effect...works every time. So, Payne is spot on correct as usual, but I see no shame in re-tasking a commercially available prop. Actually, there are probably advantages that could be exploited.

I still don't comprehend why folks don't understand the upside-down/right-side up concept. The skull is perfect as it is. It's a cup. A cup. Fake and proppy or not, it's a cup meant for drinking and it's meant to be sitting up-right, right-side up so you see the skull, and then put liquid in it. The magic comes when you put something else into it that doesn't come out when it's supposed to, or does come out when it shouldn't. Period. It's a frickin' cup. It's not meant to be a magical prop that looks right-side up when it's upside down...I'm sorry, but this is really bugging me that this isn't understood...or maybe I'm not getting it...in which case, please enlighten me.
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On Nov 26, 2014, Wizard of Oz wrote:
It may in fact be funny Chessman, but it's a fairly common practice to re-tool existing pieces and gimmick them to become magic props.

I still don't comprehend why folks don't understand the upside-down/right-side up concept. The skull is perfect as it is. It's a cup. A cup. Fake and proppy or not, it's a cup meant for drinking and it's meant to be sitting up-right, right-side up so you see the skull, and then put liquid in it.


I'm sure it is common, but to pick something that has 2 parts that are so incongruent (to me, anyway) was odd. The steel ruins the style of the rest of the cup - my opinion, YMMV. Irrelavent to the performance, most likely, and sure it wouldn't mean a hill of beans to an audience.

As to the orientation of the skull - agree completely, especially with the dimensions of this cup, in particular.
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. Make your Gothic Chop Cup be filled with plenty.
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