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Lou Hilario
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I plan to make several latex props next month. What latex props do magicians need for magic nowadays? Since I will be making some for my own use, why not sell some to other magicians as well.

I have made latex doves, duck heads, fake hands, monster teeth, masks, heads, feet, my own face, ears, etc. Any suggestions or needs?
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EsnRedshirt
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Nice. I have yet to really delve into latex, though it's on my list. (Along with animated armatures for inside, but that's another story.)

As for what to cast, I'd cast specific body parts on a "need to have" basis, depending on what routines/illusions I'm performing. (No sense in making a fake head unless you've got a use for it... like a guillotine, for example Smile ) However, there's usually no harm in keeping some plaster positive masters around to replace pieces in case of damage- and to make quick copies for requests.

Where do you usually get your materials for the castings? And what alginates do you prefer? My primary assistant is too claustraphobic for face casting, but I may need to make some hand casts in the future.
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gerard1973
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Since you already have fake hands, faces, heads, I would make a fake left and a fake right arm that you could use to misdirect the audience. A lot of fake body parts can be used with Black Art Magic or a seance cloth. Another good fake to probably have is a fake finger that you could use with a finger chopper.
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