1 Week Ago
I am amazed by how many people were magicians on this thread. And yet, there are so many that utilized magic in the wrong way. I am not talking about you. I have seen people use table base illusions in their haunt. Those things were made for stage as well as many others including the haunted illusions that many owners have. Illusions can be redesigned to work in a haunt and they should be. But they need to be done by someone that understands the origin and the reason they came to be in the beginning. For those interested in learning more about where the professional builders get their knowledge, you should begin with the Sharpe books. You can go to any good magic shop and get inside info on these. Regarding mirrors. They are effective in haunts, but lighting is always an issue. If you can use black art, you should. It's dark in your haunt already. Have a look at youtube and search for "Black Art." This link show a magician named Omar Pasha. Very few changes are needed to perform this style of illusion right in front of someone's nose.
Originally Posted by VCDave
Also, for anyone out there doing the living half man using the mirrors. I would suggest not using a pole to hide the mirror edges, instead try using hanging organs from the man's torso and have flowing blood dripping onto the floor. Also, there are ways to hide the mirrors edge, much like they did in the illusion called "the blue room." You can search that on youtube too. It was built by John Gaughan.
I hope that helps someone out there!