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Illusions

This is only a small selection of illusions we have in stock. We have over 10,000 square feet of storage, full of modern and historic illusions and magic tricks ready for hire.

Historic illusions

The Zig Zag Lady The Zig Zag Lady

The Zig Zag Lady

One of Magic's most famous illusions... invented by the late Robert Harbin. The performer goes in the cabinet; two solid metal blades are inserted and her middle section is slid over on a small tray. Her face, hands and foot are real and still in full view all the time. You can perform this effect in the worst possible situations and fully surrounded - even close up!

Magic Book and small effects Magic Book and small effects

Magic Books and small effects

Handcuffs and similar restraints have always been fascinating to people. The great Houdini and his imitators entertained thousands of people by escaping from handcuffs and other restraints. They capitalized on everyone's need to escape the mundane, a desire to outwit the authorities, and simply a fascination with the bizarre. We have a large collection of handcuffs, leg irons and other institutional and historical retraint devices for hire.

Magic Book and small effects Magic Book and small effects

Modern Illusions

Bow Staff Bow Staff

Bow Staff

A performer gets squeezed, then disappears, only to reappear in the audience. You then produce a different person, in under 3mins.

Brenda the Queen of Spikes Brenda the Queen of Spikes

Brenda: the Queen of Spikes

A performer goes into a small raised box. You can see his or her hands sticking outside the front of the box. Racks of spikes are then placed at either end and are pushed into the box. The doors are taken off and the performer has gone.... the doors are replaced and the performer reappears from inside the box. As an extra wow moment 2 performers can appear from within side the box too.

Helicopter appearance Helicopter appearance

Helicopter appearance

A mesmerizing, one off illusion, appearing a $250,000 helicopter, from nowhere, onto an empty stage!

Sawing Half with Buzz Saw Sawing Half with Buzz Saw

Sawing Half with Buzz Saw

This is a one off illusion built by David Mendoza. You see a performer being cut in half by a large buzz saw with no boxes. Their legs move at all times. This is a truly unique illusion.

Clear Cutting Clear Cutting

Clear Cutting

A performer is cut in half but the boxes that he or she is placed into are completely see through. It’s truly a remarkable illusion.

Table of Death Table of Death

Table of Death

It does as the names describes! A performer is locked, chained and handcuffed to a table. Hanging high over his or her head are 26 sharp spikes. The spikes are held in place by a rope that is set alight, with only moments to escape before the rope burns through. After the spikes fall the performer can be seen on top of the spikes, or he or she can disappear from the table and reappear in the audience.

Shadow theatre Shadow theatre

Shadow theatre

This is a beautiful illusion with a beautiful, meaningful story. The performer goes into a small box and you visibly see the performer being folded up like a piece of paper.

Sack truck trick Sack truck trick

Sack truck trick

This illusion allows a small performer to be concealed in a sack truck carrying 2 small boxes; a great appearance.

Impaled Impaled

Impaled

The performer lies on a sword, balances then levitates, but suddenly the performer drops onto the sword and is impaled on it. A shocking illusion and a great dramatic moment.

Geometrick Geometrick

Geometrick

A performer goes into a tall box then 3 shaped tubes are placed through the illusion. The performer’s hands are seen thoughout the illusion at the top of the box. The tubes are removed and the performer steps out, but then another 3 performers step out from the same small box. A real puzzler.

Motorbike appearance Motorbike appearance

Motorbike appearance

An appearance of a super bike from an empty box. This is an unique illusion, with the wow factor.

Houdini Milk Churn Escape Houdini Milk Churn Escape

Houdini Milk Churn Escape

The performer is handcuffed, chained, then locked into a small milk churn full of water, with only minutes to escape. The performer can disappear from the Milk Churn and reappear in the audience.

Smoke Chamber Smoke Chamber

Smoke Chamber

A large empty tube is seen filling up with smoke. Suddenly a door opens within the tube and a performer appears.

Trolley case Trolley case

Trolley case

A stack of suitcases is built up on a trolley. Suddenly the suitcases open to reveal a performer. A surprise appearance.

Goddess Levitation Goddess Levitation

Goddess Levitation

The 1st performer climbs a platform and opens a cloth; suddenly from within the cloth a 2nd performer appears, who is levitating in mid air, rising up and down and spinning around the 1st performer’s waist. The 2nd performer is then covered and rises even higher as the cloth she is covered with falls to the ground and the 2nd performer has gone... vanished in mid air.

Sawing a Pony in Half Sawing a Pony in Half

Sawing a Pony in Half

A pantomime horse enters the box, and is then sawn in half with various comedy routines. At the end of the illusion the Pantomime horse disappears from the box only to be replaced by a live Pony.

BIG AND SMALL BIG AND SMALL

Big and Small

A one of a kind illusion. You can make a performer grow bigger, smaller and then disappear only to reappear someone different! It’s a show stopper.

ELASTIC GIRL ELASTIC GIRL

Elastic Girl

This a really funny illusion with laughter guaranteed. A performer is placed into a box and is then stretched, pulled and pushed out of shape, only to walk out of the box unharmed at the end!

WAKELING SAWING WAKELING SAWING

Wakeling Sawing

The performer is placed on the table; neck shackles and ankle shackles placed on the performer are locked with rope running down and out of the bottom of the table. Two spectators hold the rope that keep the performer immobile on the table. Two boxes are shown and placed over the performer; the boxes are then separated, cutting the performer in half! Throughout the effect the spectators hold the ropes tight, keeping the performer locked inside the separated boxes.

WOW APPEARANCE WOW APPEARANCE

Wow Appearance

You can appear, disappear and then reappear with another person!

THE ODD BOX THE ODD BOX

The Odd Box

A simple box with a curtain. Any number of performers can go into the box; then suddenly the curtain drops and your performers have gone! A very odd box!

MAYFLOWER CAKE MAYFLOWER CAKE

Mayflower Cake

Want to appear from a fully iced cake? Now you can!

PYRAMID PYRAMID

Pyramid

A performer steps into a long box which is then folded into a 12” by 12” pyramid (from Greek: πυραμίς pyramis). 3 swords are then placed into the pyramid.

ELECTRIC CHAIR ELECTRIC CHAIR

Electric Chair

A performer is chained to an electric chair on a tall platform. The power is turned on under a shower of sparks. The performer disappears only to reappear in the audience!

THE TABLE THE TABLE

The Table

You can appear and disappear from this very small table!

ROY CASTLE ROY CASTLE

Roy Castle

You can appear and disappear from this castle and you can appear another person as a wow moment at the end!

THE CRUSHER THE CRUSHER

The Chrusher

It does as the names describes! A performer is locked, chained and handcuffed into a box. On each side of the box are 15 sharp spikes. The spikes are held in place by a rope that is set alight, with only moments to escape before the rope burns through. After the spikes crush the box and the performer, the performer reappears in the audience.

The M Box The M Box

The M Box

Appear or disappear performers easily and quickly with this illusion.

Wayne Dobson's quick change Wayne Dobson's quick change

Wayne Dobson's quick change

This is a great illusion in which a performer disappears, and another performer appears in a quick change theme. A very puzzling illusion.

Splash levitation Splash levitation

Splash levitation

A horizontal levitation of a performer with no visible support – a WOW effect.

Levitations Levitations

Levitations

Levitation (from Latin levitas "lightness") is the process by which an object is suspended by a physical force against gravity, in a stable position without solid physical contact. A number of different techniques have been developed to levitate, we have every single one of them in stock ready to hire!

Audience Acupuncture Audience Acupuncture

Audience Acupuncture

Audience Acupuncture is a variation on the Spiker illusion. It has a number of advantages over conventional Spiker-type illusions. One advantage of this illusion over older Spiker-type illusions is that the assistant's head and feet remain in full view of the audience at all times. However, its biggest advantage is that it can be performed on untrained audience members without any prior preparation. It is this ability to be performed on audience members that has given the illusion its name.

Harry Blackstone Motorbike vanish Harry Blackstone Motorbike vanish

Harry Blackstone Motorbike vanish

A magical vanish of the motorcycle in mid-air is perfectly clean and the bike and rider can reappear in the audience or on stage.
After his death in 1977, much of his performance equipment was sold off in two highly publicized auctions held by Sotheby's. This illusion has been used across the world, it’s an illusion that never fails to amaze.

MINI KUB ZAG MINI KUB ZAG

Mini Kub Zag

This amazing illusion can be presented close-up, surrounded, absolutely NO ANGLES to worry about. We've seen it presented with a cameraman circling the illusion and actually poking the camera lens right into the tubes...it's that good!

Steps and Platform Steps and Platform

Steps and Platform

A performer climbs to the top of the platform the gets squeezed into any item that is on the top of the platform i.e. box etc, then disappears, only to reappear in the audience. You then produce a different person, in under 3mins

Basket Basket

Basket

Here is a feature illusion that can be done anywhere ... even close up ... even surrounded by spectators. This specially-made basket is so small in appearance and so deceptive that it will fool the experts! You can fit 2 - 3 persons in this small deceptive basket...

Appearing table Appearing table

Appearing table

You can appear or disappear via this table… Just stand on the table, raise a cloth and you disappear or reappear.

Lying Form Lying Form

Lying Form

Levitating a person, you can disappear or reappear.

Standing Form Standing Form

Standing Form

A cloak of invisibility is a fictional theme. In folklore, mythology and fairy tales, a cloak of invisibility appears either as a magical item used by duplicitous characters or an item worn by a hero to fulfill a quest. Or is it?

Stool Levitation Stool Levitation

Stool Levitation

Sit on the stool you will start to levitate up to 6ft in the air. This illusion can be done anywhere ... even close up ... even surrounded by spectators.

Materialization Box Materialization Box

Materialization Box

Step into the box and you will been seen to visible disappear and the reappear again. Hopefully?

Crystal Casket Crystal Casket

Crystal Casket

Build a Crystal box on a small platform and then produce 2 girls. This illusion can be done anywhere... even close up... even surrounded by spectators

Antique Sawing in half Antique Sawing in half

Antique Sawing in half

This antique sawing has been used in a number of television programmes.

Disembodied Princess Disembodied Princess

Disembodied Princess

A person enters an upright cabinet, which when closed shows only her legs. Blades are then inserted through the cabinet, one through the neck area and the other through the knees, dividing her into three. The box containing her head is opened to show that her head is still in place. The centre and back of the cabinet is opened to show that her body has vanished. Only her legs and head are visible...

Blades of Doom Blades of Doom

Blades of Doom

An illusion that will definitely hold your audince spellbound. The performer is locked inside a box, with two blades of a gigantic saw cutting the box into pieces and then performer ultimately appears elsewhere in the audience.

Floating Table Floating Table

Floating Table

The best Floating Table you will ever see. The table is used during the show, then begins to rise, starts floating and even a volunteer can examine the Table while it floats. This illusion can be done anywhere... even close up... even surrounded by spectators solid Table.

C / Appearance C / Appearance

C / Appearance

The performer stands on a platform, curtains then get pulled over a frame work that the performer stands in. With seconds the frame work falls part to reveal that the performer are disappeared…

FIRE CAGE FIRE CAGE

Fire Cage

A cage is set on fire, a cover is pull over and off the cage to reveal/produce your performer.

TWISTER TWISTER

Twister

Your performer will be in a twist once placed into this box, a very puzzling illusion.

MIMI MAKER OVER MIMI MAKER OVER

Mimi Make OverR

Bespoke illusions made for Butlins, this allows your performer to be cut in to 3 pieces, with a surprise ending.

VALKYRIES SAWS< VALKYRIES SAWS<

Valkyries Saws

The performer is locked inside a tall box, with two blades of a gigantic saw cutting the box into pieces and then performer ultimately appears elsewhere in the audience.

Egyptian Mummy illusion Egyptian Mummy illusion

Egyptian Mummy Illusion

A performer gets squeezed into a small box, then disappears once 5 large blades have been put into the box.

Aladdin’s Basket Aladdin’s Basket

Aladdin’s Basket

A performer gets squeezed into a small basket, then disappears, only to reappear in the audience. You then produce a different person, in under 3mins.

Puppet Box Puppet Box

Puppet Box

A great way to hide puppet 2 – 3 handlers secretly within the box.

Back Stage Back Stage

Back Stage

An act known for its versatility, the concept was created by George Robey in 1919 but made famous by Danish-born Minnesota magician Harry Jansen, better known as Dante. There are so many variations, any is good so as long as you make the audience think one thing will happen, but instead they are fooled again.

Cutting Edge Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Your assistant enters the cabinet. She pushes her hand out of one hole and it remains in view throughout the effect. Several metal blades are inserted into the cabinet, seemingly separating her into 8 pieces. To confirm that fact, the cabinet is then pulled completely apart!

Girl without a Middle Girl without a Middle

JH “Girl without a Middle”

A performer is cut into 3 sections. The middle box is removed so you can completely see through the performer It’s truly a remarkable illusion.

No Feet No Feet

No Feet

A real puzzle …. This levitation illusion is one in which the performer appears to defy gravity. The performer's feet appear / disappear and then return to the ground, and the effect is complete.

The Snow Stool The Snow Stool

The Snow Stool

Based on Kevin James’ original concept, the “Snow Animator.” The Snow stool is our take on this great effect. We have produced multiple versions of this original concept, based on the famous “Snowstorm in China” effect that has been used for many years...

Sword Box Sword Box

Sword Box

One of Magic's most famous illusions... a performer jumps into the box; 15 swords are then pushed into the box. The front door is then opened to reveal the performer has disappeared.

Baddie Box Baddie Box

Baddie Box

Appear or disappear performers easily and quickly with this illusion.

Small Trolley case Small Trolley case

Small Trolley case

A surprise appearance. A stack of small suitcases is built up on a trolley. Suddenly the suitcases open to reveal a performer.

Slicer (aka Caterpillar – Janet Box – Cutting in 9) Slicer (aka Caterpillar – Janet Box – Cutting in 9)

Slicer (aka Caterpillar – Janet Box – Cutting in 9)

A girl is placed into a vertical box. The box is laid horizontally and then sliced into 9 pieces. The pieces are then separated. The illusion is reset, and the girl emerges unharmed. This illusion was built by David Mendoza.

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