TOTEMS by Barbu Nitelea (Instant Download) Everybody needs a totem to keep track of the reality. Here are 3 of them.
"You create the world of the dream. We bring the subject into that dream. And they fill it with their subconscious. Dreams... they feel real while we're in them, right? It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange... Let me ask you a question, you never really remember the beginning of a dream, do you? You always wind up right in the middle of what's going on... So how did we end up here? Think about it... How did you get here? Where are you right now?" - Cobb (Inception)
Everybody needs a totem to keep track of the reality. Here are 3 of them.
The ET Levitation: The ring is floating instead of falling to the ground. This is a one handed floating ring with a quick set-up. This is great as an oppener, because it's quick, visual and get's people intrigued.
Inception Bend: The coin looks like it's bending. There is also a double coin bend routine, with one coin bending in your hand and the other one in the spectators hand, which is pretty difficult for the spectator to backtrack.
Chainsaw Rubber Band: This is a pretty weird illusion, the elastic band is staying stretched instead of snapping back to its original form.
All objects can be immediately handed out for examination after the effects. There are gimmicks involved that are easily found at most magic dealers. But the objects that you are doing the effects with can also be borrowed, if they meet the requirements for the effects.
As a bonus there is also a brief explanation of the spinning card behind the back from the trailer.