Nyex, I just don't understand the question. You want to write an act based on a costume complete with new effects. WHY? Use the effects you have but rewrite the patter based on your new character. Sponge balls is performed by most of us here, but everfyone does it accrding to his character's personality, that's what you have top do, develop a personality for the character and write your act around that.
There will be no flame war over this question, it is a legitimate query and I'm glad you asked it.
Ok, I just wanted to make things clear because pretty much whenever I ask something on here it turns into a flame war and it gets insanely frustrating and stressful for me and my doctor has advised me on several occasion's if I get into too stressful of an argument I could get some pretty bad seizures or possibly go into cardiac arrest with the ammount of stress I'm putting myself into every day.
But basically I'm wanting to offer something else like a special promotion for paying customers, if they want just a regular suit and tie thing I can do that but if they want a themed thing I can do that and offer something else as a bonus for doing that, like levitating the guest/host of honor, that reminds me, is there any levitations out there that can do that child levitation only for adults?
Also the main reason I'm wanting to do this with a magic competition was because at my first convention this November I went to I performed in an Anything Goes Competition and most of the judges didn't focus on my performance they spent the entire time just looking at my clothes and on the comment sheets they said I looked like I just walked in out of the street when I actually paid over $500 for the stuff I was wearing and afterwards one of the judges said these exact words to me, "Well it sure didn't look like you did."
The other judges who did comment on my performance said I should've had the calculators pre-opened and ready to go for the audience members (I was performing Richard Osterlind's calculator effect from his No Camera Tricks DVD Set) but the calculators I used came in forcing calculators and the calculator the spectator chose was a forcing calculator that is worth $1500 and even though I gave the calculator out at the end the judges would've thought that I just gave away a $1500 forcing calculator to a probable non magician.
Sorry for the long post but I just had to get that off of my chest, it's been bugging the h e l l out of me that the judges didn't even have the decency to tell me ahead of time that they were going to be deducting points off of my score because I didn't know this was supposed to be a fashion competition and not a magic competition and they told me afterwards that they wanted unique so I'm going to give them unique next year with that Ezio Auditore da Firenze cosplay costume and if I get a low score with that and a cool routine then they're biased and will only pick somebody their age.