What is the hardest stage illusion to accomplish?
This answer may not be what you were looking for , but I'm dead serious
when I say:
*1.) The hardest illusion to accomplish in the minds of the spectators is that the Magician/Peformer was actually doing the magic , not the box or other weird contraption that his assistants wheeled on stage and turned around in circles whilst the magician and/or his main assistant danced and pranced around it to the accompaniment of loud, cliched techno-pop music , flashing lights , and fog machines spewing fog all over the stage.
*2.) The second hardest illusion to accomplish is the convincing illusion that the magician is not an effeminate geek because of all the dancing/prancing going on while the boxes and weird contraptions are being wheeled on and off stage .
*See any given episode of World's Greatest Magic shows on TV as an illustration of these examples .