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hackmonkey
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I just found this thread, great ideas. How about being able to change the consistancy of things. For example any drinks left near you too long become solid! Just have some slush powder ready. Or being able to melt coins or causing them to super heat, I don't know if you can still buy 'hypno-heat'. Or being able to eat metal.
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Just an odd, and belated thought on this... consider ...

shaving off your eyebrows.

It's subtle, but people *know* there's something wierd going on and can't place it...

(You could always latex over 'em instead, but anyway)
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Like a person undergoing chemotherapy?

or like David Bowie did in the early 1970s?

I still believe most would be much better served by reading 'Stranger in a Strage Land' than trying to pull of a special effects laden tour de force with slush powder, laytex and contact lenses.

Yes, the black contact lenses are really effective.
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The contacts are a must. They may hurt though.

Latex is great for added effect.

Most of the Greys are portrayed naked...soooo.....
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Here are some painful ideas: You have no fingernails; you have an open wound on your forehead that never seems to heal; right after you eat anything you remove this little bag that contains a strange looking ping pong sized crystal... you swallow the crystal the wait a moment and regurgatate it... you wipe it off and put it away and never explain why you do that.
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I once visited a massage therapist (registered) who was into some interesting stuff. She says she knows other massage therapists who have worked on aliens.

Apparently they come in for adjustments to help them stay within the human veneer.

Cheers - El Lamo

P.S. Maybe you could do something with that concept.
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After so long it's still up!

Thanks everyone! Smile

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Back to the laytex idea... small brainstorm here Smile

Like the old wallpaper gag where they pretend to tear off a corner... using an extra bit of paper Smile... you could use laytex to look AS IF you were wearing a mask and it was just a bit torn showing some OTHER kind of skin below. All that from just a bit of laytex and some spirit gum and paint and a tiny bit of makeup. That could work for the 'faulty disguise' look.

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On 2002-12-26 16:06, Bill Fienning wrote:
George Kirkendall's "Philosophers Stone" illusion might be applicable here. In it, the performer's head slowly changes into a skull.

The makeup is messy. It must be performed in complete darkness to be effective. The equipment is difficult to build.

Since Kirkendall is dead, no one is now making the black light apparatus.

Still, it is an idea.


Here is an update. Borodin will be releasing his version of this in his forthcoming book "Final Curtain."

I have finished the translation and am waiting for the pictures.

You heard it here first!

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On 2002-12-29 15:00, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
The "blue" water stuff I can't say I will try! Smile Just not me..... The powder idea is good though and easy! Just have to switch containers on my favourite powdered drink....




The blue water can easily be done. There is a dye specifically for the urinary tract called "methylene blue." Your doctor can prescribe it for you. It causes your water to turn blue or green.

It wears off in about 24 hours and has no lasting effects that I know of.

Check with your doctor for more info.
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Methylene blue, according my my medical sources, has about a 25% change of causing an allergic reaction. Of that, a significant portion of those can range into the higher levels of allergic response, like anaphylatic shock, respiratory difficulties and similar, serious reactions.

This is NOT something to mess with unless you are an MD.

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Not so sure why you what to show people the color of your 'cool aid' and what that might mean to them if you did.

On the lighter side, I recall having an x ray of my eye taken... and the dye used made things a BRIGHT yellow-green color. Quite flourescent. again not worth the fuss or risk for my work though if someone wants to check with their doctor and get this tested for themselves, it could be quite impressive.
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Sounds like what you had was actually retinal angiography, which is I photomicrographic technique for photographing the retina of the eye.

An injection of flouriscene is made and, as the dye permeates the vein and arterial structures on the retina, a series of photos are taken to determine whether there is any damage going on in there from things like diabetic retinopathy and the like.

The dye uses is only used as an injectable (so, unless you're an MD, or have one as a pet) this is not real viable. Also, while the dye used does not have as high an allergic rating as methylene blue, there is still the chance for anaphylaxis - and that's nasty.

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