Costume Design

If you check out my posts at The Magic Cafe down at the bottom of the forum in The Clothes We Wear, you’ll see I’ve been working on costume design for the new set/show that’s in development.  Got a few pics today. Here’s one:


Empowerment through the classic palm. :)


I remembered this great keychain today.  I found it in a second-hand shop several years ago. At the time, he was one dusty beaver who hadn’t seen a pond in awhile. 🙂  I brought him home and gave him a bath… and put him away. He’ll work great in the new set, I think.

I really have so many cool pieces I’ve picked up over the last decade or so, and haven’t used them yet.  I think most magicians are also collectors… of books, of coins, of magic, of methods… one piece leads to another and I love artistic pieces, especially if I can find them inexpensively- then I feel like I’ve really accomplished something. We’re treasure hunters, indeed.

Well, I picked up a fairly large “coin” (actually an art medal, but same difference 🙂 ) today, in my hand and palmed it. CP took a few tries because it’s not milled. Once I got a little more familiar with it, no problem at all.  I felt empowered.  🙂 CP, FP, TP.  It’s been  awhile since I’ve really worked on my magic.  I started to earlier this year, but there’s been a lot going on and I didn’t progress with it.  This time I will get a set up and running.  Ideas starting to flow.  I thought of an effect I could add just a little while ago, in fact.

I sorted props this afternoon and this set has its own carrying apparatus now. ie. miniature knapsack.  🙂 Focus pocus! That was the name of my group’s theatre company back at Algonquin College 2003-2004. 🙂

Will start working effects tomorrow.  Here’s a few more prop pics I took before starting to write here tonight:


He’s really quite a handsome beaver, isn’t he? 🙂


“The Table”!  🙂 I still have to make “the tablecloth”. 🙂


The elk! I’ve been thinking of putting them in with the wolves in a spellbound-type effect.  Elk are absolutely gorgeous creatures, I really find them so pretty.  Along with many others, of course, that’s me. I’ve got lotsa company, though, I think, really.