Wednesday, November 21, 2007
YOU HAVE TO KNOW THE RULES BEFORE YOU CAN BREAK THEM.
I’m not suggesting that you have to or even should wear a suit please read this whole post before you start bitching.
when i first became a magician and was learning the rules, the first of course, is always keep it a secret.
and there seemed to be many after that.
one of these is that "as a magician you should always be dressed just a little more formal then your audience."
in the beginning even David Blain was wearing the suit until he created his character to what it is now.
one of the most practical reasons for this, for the -BEGINNER-, is to add credibility to himself so
#1 the people stop
#2 they don't give him such a hard time when he sucks.
#3 maybe the most important is when you tell them your gonna do magic, do you look like a magician or some body that knows magic? Because if you don’t look like that to them you might have trouble.
Well a suit is a nice generic costume that also gives off a little authority.
My suggestion here is if you havn’t “found” your character you might want to think about this.
Now the most common opinion about this is that you want to look nice, but not so nice they don’t pay you…..ya get it?
Now I’ve seen guys in wizard costumes complete with pointy hats and david copperfield or eve david blain stlye of costumes but the point is YOU GOTTA KNOW THE RULES BEFORE YOU CAN BREAK EM.
Heres some suggestions;
IT SHOULD LOOK PROFFESSIONAL.
The costume should match the character.
It should attract attention. A friend of mine bought a bright yellow suit at one of those suit shops for the distinguished black man down town.
Make sure it’s comfortable and portable.
If you’re a traveller you might want a costume that you wear all the time as your regular clothes even sleep in it till it’s comfortable.