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Get The Old World Cannibal Facemask FREE!

cannibal_face_maskThe Old World Cannibal Facemask is brutality and beauty all hammered into one incredible prop. The positive comments on social media have been inspiring. Two people even wanted a tattoo of the cover!

This extraordinary steel and leather mask completes The Old World Siberian Chain Escape and Old World Ankle Chain Quick-Connect, creating an eerie image of medieval torture.

Imagine how easy it is to book your summer and festival shows with promos that look like the one pictured. The mask—simply hanging behind you on the wall next to your magic library—lends a flood of emotion and provenance.

GET THE FACEMASK FREE: for the first time EVER, you can win an Old World product FREE! On September 25th, one name will be pulled from the hat in an old-fashioned GIVEAWAY!

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER! Place any size order at The Magic Depot and write “GIVEAWAY” in the comments box. Can’t place an order right now? Though we would appreciate your support, no purchase necessary. Signup to the website and reply to the email you receive with “ENTER ME INTO THE DRAWING” in the body of the message. If you already receive our newsletter, hit reply to the last one you received using the same promo code.

Already Bought the Mask? We appreciate your support and have already entered your name into the drawing [thrice]. If you win, you will receive your choice of the Mask or a store credit for the purchase price. If you buy the mask before the giveaway deadline, the same rules apply.

Terms: winner receives one Old World Cannibal Facemask as advertised on the product page. Prize not redeemable for cash or store credit. Prize may not be substituted unless agreed upon by winner and merchant. Prizes are non-returnable.

Click HERE to see The Old World Cannibal Facemask!

Source of Legendary Magic

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This year, Hollywood will pack theaters with more than forty movies that are film adaptations of books. These stories were so popular in written form producers felt it profitable to turn them into movies. See the complete list in my MRGADFLY … [Continue reading]

Dollar Shotpossible (Full Trick)

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When you are out with friends or family at dinner, the environment of the table is ideal for Dollar Shotpossible—a direct trick, easy to do with interaction from your spectators. Perform it for those you know during the intimacy of a meal, or for an … [Continue reading]

Now That Smartzzzz! (Quiz)

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Magicians tend to be highly intelligent people, a characteristic beneficial to fooling modern audiences. See how you rank among other magicians by answering these five questions... PRIZES! Everyone who scores "The Smartest Magician Alive" … [Continue reading]

Stage Flying, PK Magic, and Viral Coin Video

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Last month, I completed the design and overhead install of a fly rig at the Coleman Theatre for a large MLT production of The Wizard of Oz. The fly was a single point pendulum line set. I used CMI for the pulleys and continuous slings at a 15:1 … [Continue reading]

Will this liquid revolutionize your closeup magic?

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This innovative liquid transforms one of magic's most popular tools into an even more versatile method. When the liquid is applied and allowed to dry, it removes the gimmick's telltale shine and replaces it with a light-absorbing, flat-black … [Continue reading]

Ultimate Test: Magic Worth a Salt

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Our new HYBRID Sands of the Desert treated sand is a combination of both Waxed and Synthetic Sands. But how is that possible? It's all thanks to our innovative "wetsuit" technology that envelopes every grain of sand, mimicking the traditional … [Continue reading]

Free Magic DVD Instantly!

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A full-length magic DVD converted to instant download, YOURS FREE! Place ANY SIZE paid order and get the DVD free, instantly. This DVD was a bestseller by a known magician. But I cannot advertise it by name for less than wholesale. A $34.95 … [Continue reading]

Something More Convenient than Mentalism…

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Magicians are drawn to mentalism for two key reasons... First, a great deal of the material can be performed impromptu or with very little setup. Second, mentalism is scalable from an intimate one-on-one setting with a single spectator to a powerful … [Continue reading]

Five Steps to Corporate Gigs

The most successful corporate magicians have corporate knowledge, or at least a corporate attitude. They are performers with experience speaking with and to business owners, merchants, and fellow entrepreneurs. Don't worry if that doesn't describe … [Continue reading]

Keep it Simple Sands

Sands of the Desert sales increase dramatically this time of year. Magicians who perform Sands of the Desert regularly tend to refresh their supply right before the onslaught of summer festivals and stage/parlor opportunities. Those magicians are … [Continue reading]

A Secret that Fools Magicians…

Yin-Yang Red & Blue Sheen Daub. The perfect amount of red and blue daub, side-by-side, Yin-Yang style.

When I perform for magicians, I fool them best with one "gimmick" above all others. There is this one little secret—though extremely famous and well known—that flies right by seasoned magicians. I think they just don't expect it. And it's not only … [Continue reading]

Best Kept Secrets Four – Wand Scrolls!

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Here is this week's Best Kept Secrets video blog featuring Magic Wand Scrolls, Suit Up, and the new Cybergician magic chat! (click here to watch the video on YouTube) Covered in this week's vlog: Suit Up - The Corporate Card … [Continue reading]

The Magic Chat is BACK!

Chat with magicians from all over the world. Visit Cybergician.com

For years, I sponsored the world's largest magic chat. It ran for years and it had nearly 1000 members at its peak. Now, THE CHAT IS BACK! I have helped start a brand new online magic community called, "Cybergician." There are some big things … [Continue reading]

Best Kept Secrets Three: Mental Marker!

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Here is this week's Best Kept Secrets video blog featuring Mental Marker! (click HERE to watch this video directly on the YouTube website) Covered in this week's vlog: Secret Powers: A Principle for Better Magic Impromptu Magic … [Continue reading]

Secret Powers: A Principle for Better Magic

From a very early age, we learn what secrets are, but we have an uncontrollable urge to share them with others. (photo by Clara Rico)

Think about the last time a friend entrusted you with a secret. Remember how it felt? You possessed exclusive information. Knowledge given to only a select few. And good or bad, a secret is a powerful thing. If the secret concerned another person, … [Continue reading]

Best Kept Secrets TWO: The $100 Billet Catch!

Aaron Smith's $100 Billet Catch is the easy way for closeup magicians to perform on stage. The perfect addition to any Commando Act.

Here is this week's Best Kept Secrets video blog featuring The $100 Billet Catch! Click HERE to watch this video directly on YouTube. Here's what is covered in this week's Best Kept Secrets video: Picture Perfect: Make Impromptu Photos … [Continue reading]

Picture Perfect: Make Impromptu Photos Magical

Neil Patrick Harris always strikes a nice pose. You can see in this photo all of the tips outlined in Picture Perfect.

For decades, magicians have used pictures of themselves to entice potential clients to book their show. The final selection—the best photo out of a hundred professional studio stills—would appear on the magician's business card, flier, brochure, and … [Continue reading]

Best Kept Secrets Video Edition!

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Here is this week's Best Kept Secrets video blog... … [Continue reading]

Jeff McBride: Magic Come to Life (interview)

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Have you ever watched Jeff McBride walk into a room at a convention or lecture? The crowd stops what they are doing and everyone turns in his direction. The air shifts. The phrase, "That's Jeff McBride," echoes from wall to wall. There are very … [Continue reading]

Can you dribble and fan your PK Deck? (Demo Video)

Can you dribble, fan, and spring your PK Deck? You can with the PK Deck Slimline! This amazing PK Deck features a tiny secret that plays big. Use it for all the PK Deck effects you perform now, or create new tricks you thought were … [Continue reading]

Join Me on Twitter…

Join me on Twitter. My username is @magicdepot

I am a huge fan of Twitter. It is a window into the amazing lives of my magician friends, worldwide. At times, we all come together to talk about one subject. Other times, we are splintered, each discussing our own unique experiences. Please, join … [Continue reading]

On the Shoulders of Giants…

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After announcing my drawing of Howard Thurston last year, I had several magicians asking for prints. High quality prints will be available down the line, but in the meantime, I thought of a fun way to share the great magician with my friends here at … [Continue reading]

Count Deckula Claws Out from the Underground!

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The newest addition to the Pro-Magic Wand Scroll series is Count Deckula. I like to say it's Hamman's Signed Card, REVAMPED! His famous trick has always been one of my favorite plots, and now this version has my attention because of the pop-culture … [Continue reading]

Open Sesame: Magic Castle Performance Review

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The release of my Old World Siberian Chain Escape met with tremendous success. I am very thankful for the support I get from the magic community—humbled by the response. But it is a double-edged sword. I make each Escape by hand with … [Continue reading]

Sands of the Desert Buyer’s Guide!

I am a little biased when it comes to Sands of the Desert. In my opinion, it is one of the greatest magic tricks ever invented. It isn't my trick—it isn't anyone's trick—it belongs to the community as a whole. It may have been invented by magicians … [Continue reading]

Best Kept Secrets…

The purpose of Best Kept Secrets is to provide new magicians with a firm understanding of the magic community and magic products that will help them develop advanced skills. Best Kept Secrets is also a platform where I announce my new product … [Continue reading]