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Christopher Lyle
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I need you guys to watch this clip from youtube and then read my question.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IPHlwjYu0RQ&feature=related

I'm looking to find spring flowers that are similar to the ones produced at the end of the routine. Any idea where one might look? Just curious...

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I recall Abbotts marketing Foster's Zombie Flower Climax many years ago, but I don't know if they still do.

You might consider making your own spring flowers--that way you can get something that looks somewhat real (or at least less artificial and garish). Jeff McBride has some terrific information on this in volume 1 of the McBride on Stage Magic dvds.

That said, for a number of reasons I personally don't like this ending to a zombie routine...even when it's performed by the master.
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You can disappear the zombie ball at the final of your routine.


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These look “fairly close” to the old Spring Flower versions
that were around in the 1950’s and 1960’s that Neil Foster used.

Today the quality is not as good, nor the colors as natural.
You want to be sure they are paper not mylar,
that they have string “stems”, and green “leaf” covers.

http://www.magictricks.com/accessories/spgflowr.htm

http://www.barrysmagicshop.com/cgi-bin/m......ode=SFWS

http://www.mooncostumes.com/item/8815

The best route to go today is to make your own,
you’ll need about 25 of the larger ones in each half.

There is a lot more about Spring Flowers on the Café,
when the search-feature is back up and running.

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Christopher Lyle
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Walt,

Thanks for the help. I actually just purchased the "offical" Neil Foster Zombie Finale from Abbots Magic. They sold 2 versions. Both come with a zombie ball (not that I need one). One was $45 for the zombie and "standard" flowers and the other was $65 for zombie with the "top of the line Spring Flowers". I don't know what the difference is but I went for the top of the line version. This version also comes with Neil Fosters instructions and handeling for his routine...which to me is worth more than the cost of the prop.

Hopfully it will all be worth the cost!
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I'm glad Abbotts was able to still supply the materials and the instructions,
post and let the Café know how the handling looks in print OK?

BTW, slightly off topic, it is sad because Abbotts,
the orignal holder of the rights,
and the folks who once made the very best ones,
are no longer making their own balls,
but buying them from other manufacutres.

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Christopher Lyle
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Will do!
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Please look at my post on fluid zombie routine to Neal.
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The late great Neil Foster used Abbott's Spring Flowers for his Zombie. He of course used twice as much as you received with your Zombie from Abbbott's, so if you want the same look as the video you noted, you can buy additional supply from Abbott's.

Later Neil changed to only one bouquet production and much simple finale.

Abbott's spring flowers are hand made by them, they use a rayon material outer leaf. They have a small size and a large size.

I know they have stopped making many of their products due to counterfeiting from India and the high cost to make in the U.S.A.

Thank you for a peek the video.
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The abbots should do the job, but when it comes to flowers of anytype for production, I think of Richard Hughes , hugmagic here on the forums. He could probably customize you some feather flowers for that final production that would blow the audience away. He does amazing work. I've never seen better looking feather flowers than his.
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I would agree with you on that Photius. Richard and I have talken many times at conventions and SAM Nations etc. he is a great guy and does indeed produce some of the best feathered flower products around. He certainly would be able to help you out and offer assistance.

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Lylemagic,
Im my opinion the floating zombie ball was meant for just that as a floating ball and not a flower pot. It takes away (I THINK)from the mistery and beauty of this effect.
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Try this one,
Take your zombie ball silk and have another one stiched along the same borders and half way up to the regular silk,(much like the devil's hank) you can now completely vanish your zombie along with the gimmick and drop the silk retaining it by one corner,dispose as you like.
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If you're looking for an expensive vanish of your Zombie ball, it appears that Peter Loughran sells a product which can do just that. It is called "Zombie Coffin." You can view it here:

http://www.masterofillusions.ca/master_o......offi.htm

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Nice effect magic inhancer but forgive me for saying so and honestly 2,500???????? dollars,and you got to log around a case like that??????
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