Another prop makes it appear is if you are flossing your brain. Here, a string appears to be running through your ears as you pull your hands back and forth. There's also a hilarious stunt where it appears that you pull and stretch your ear lobe until it's extended about a foot and then it snaps back.
Getting a Rise
The kit comes with a box that allows you to appear to twist your head around Linda Blair style ala the "Exorcist" film. Unlike the professional version of the prop, this one is very angle sensitive and can only be viewed by spectators from the very front. Also, the illusion of twisting your head is just not as convincing as it is with the pro prop.
Lending a Hand
"Freaky Body Illusions" is lots of fun. In addition to the big effects, the severed hand and the head twisting, it also teaches lots of impromptu illusions. The effects are outrageous and will definitely appeal to kids and performers with wacky personas. One warning, while kids will immediately take to this kit, there's lots of practice involved in making the illusions work. There's a huge difference between opening the box and playing with the props and actually performing the effects convincingly.
This one is pricey at $99, but you are receiving excellent instruction and high quality props. If you've been wanting to dance with a severed hand, floss your brain or stretch and extend your earlobe, this kit is for you.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
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