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Topic: Poor, poor Criss Angel
Message: Posted by: comicjenius (Sep 13, 2008 04:04AM)
Howdy, fellow Prestidigitators!
I'd like to make the motion to create a fund of Magic Café' members to buy poor, poor Criss Angel a tux. All contributions accepted. Of course I don't expect he'd wear it unless we can come up with an amount to bribe him with. He doesn't even have to wear it for a whole show, just a trick here and there! But of course, that brings to mind(freak) the old adage: "You can put a monkey in a suit, but you've still got just a monkey!"
Cheers!
The Amazing Keni
My friends call me "The" for short!
My lawyer calls me collect...from PRISON!
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Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Sep 13, 2008 03:16PM)
Welcome to the Magic Café.
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Sep 13, 2008 08:44PM)
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On 2008-09-13 05:04, comicjenius wrote:

I'd like to make the motion to create a fund of Magic Café' members to buy poor, poor Criss Angel a tux. All contributions accepted. Of course I don't expect he'd wear it
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Ever seen the cover of Genii , August 2005 ?

(by the way, I'm not a big fan of the guy , his magic or how he dresses most of the time, but I'm just saying ...)
Message: Posted by: comicjenius (Sep 14, 2008 09:14AM)
Well, darn! He's ALREADY been photographed in a tux! Donations had reached a total of $8.75! Guess I'll have to send the money back to the 12 people who donated! :)
Message: Posted by: Natanel (Sep 16, 2008 10:35AM)
Criss Angel's wardrobe(which I personally find tasteless) does suit his persona very well. I suspect he (or his handlers) may be much better at grasping the cultural zeitgeist then a lot of magician's in tuxedo's.

Take a walk around a large department store and compare the number of skull-printed t-shirts with the number of tux's.
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Sep 16, 2008 02:30PM)
Criss is actually relevant to contemporary audiences...
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Sep 18, 2008 04:24PM)
If you tried to get me up on stage to do card tricks in a tux, you would most likely find yourself with said cards stapled to your forehead and a pile of ashes in your hand that used to be a tux.
Not that I have a problem with tuxes. I look dang good.
I do however have a problem with folks that insist in a "mold" for magicians. What they need to look like, what tricks they should perform...It is not going to happen.
Welcome to the Café.
Hope it broades your horizons a bit.
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Sep 22, 2008 05:07PM)
[quote]compare the number of skull-printed t-shirts with the number of tux's. [/quote]

A tux looks good with a skull printed t-shirt, jeans and chunky Doc's. I'd suggest foregoing the bling though - keep it clean and uncluttered.

Destiny
Message: Posted by: Natanel (Sep 22, 2008 10:08PM)
^ I really can't imagine that ensemble working for anyone. While I am all for experimental and bold fashion, those pieces sound way too disparate to work.

Also the skull motif is so overused in fashion it loses any shock value or edginess.

Now maybe a Poell suit with a Rick Owens electric chair t-shirt and some Carpe Diem boots would work - but then you are spending an obscene amount of money.
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Sep 22, 2008 10:26PM)
You should be spending the most of your budget on your costuming - more important than tricks...
Message: Posted by: Natanel (Sep 23, 2008 08:57AM)
Considering I do mostly sleight-of-hand and mentalism I actually do end up spending much more on my wardrobe then "tricks."
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Sep 23, 2008 10:06AM)
[quote]I really can't imagine that ensemble working for anyone[/quote]

Either I'm getting too dry - or you're too serious Natanel - I was joking :)

I must admit I also spend more on costuming than on tricks.

Destiny
Message: Posted by: Natanel (Sep 23, 2008 10:13AM)
^ hahaha, yeah. Did not pick up on the joke. I guess I take clothing a little too serious.
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Sep 23, 2008 11:02AM)
You can never take clothing/costuming too seriously - after all they say "clothes make the man" and there is a lot of truth to that.

I see costuming as two primary things:
1) The outward expression of your performance persona/character. The audience should be able to know everything they need to know about you just by what you are wearing.
2) Scenery. I am a minimalist when it comes to stage scenery, so I believe that your persona/character must fill the stage rather than elaborate sets and scenery. Since your costume is the outward expression of your performance character, it natuarally becomes fills that purpose as well.

Let that hang on the clothesline of your mind...
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Sep 23, 2008 08:13PM)
Big Daddy Cool,

Couldn't agree more - in a lot of places I work my costume has to not just fill the stage but 'create' it.

When there are no facilities you can still focus attention on yourself by choosing the right spot in the room and wearing the correct costume.

Destiny
Message: Posted by: Levity (Sep 25, 2008 09:53PM)
Well put, Big Daddy Cool!

G
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Sep 30, 2008 02:56AM)
BDC-Great advice

Also look at Duane Laflin-when he walks out on stage
he looks a million dollars in that sparkly suit!! & he hasnt even done anything!!
Message: Posted by: Loyal R (Nov 8, 2008 03:19PM)
I think that if Criss do not wear a Tux it's because it's not is personality, Or he prefer to be more Unique.