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 Post subject: Dresscode
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:03 am 
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I know a few people have been on the fence about this effect as it looks too good to be true. Since I haven't really seen a single review for this yet I figured I'd put together one for you guys

TITLE and Creator: Dresscode by Calen Morelli

Effect: The magician shows the audience both the front and back of his shirt, he then turns around and removes his jacket/outer shirt and his shirt has instantly changed. The jacket can then be handed out for inspection

Price: $24.99

Teaching: The DVD was very well put together. Calen goes step by step in everything you need to do to make the gimmick work. In the construction phase of the DVD he first gives a brief overview of how the gimmick is made and then proceeds to do a real time walk through of making the gimmick, highlighting everything you need to do. At the end of the DVD Calen goes over a few subtleties to make this effect better and a few common issues people have when starting out

Quality of materials(if it is a gimmik etc): The DVD comes included with everything you need to make the gimmick. You are only provided with enough material for one gimmick, however you could easily transfer it to a few different shirts. If you wish to make multiple gimmicks so you don't have to transfer, everything can be found at your local crafts store. My only gripe is that it would have been nice if they included more of one of the materials as it may be difficult to find that EXACT material at Michaels (difficult though not impossible).

Difficulty: The gimmick takes around 10-15 minutes to make if you follow along with Calen on the DVD. If you make it by yourself, you could probably make it in around 5 minutes. Once you have made the gimmick, you can reset in no time, in literally 15 seconds. You could even do this around other people, Calen talks about looking at a painting or pretend to be reading something on a board when you reset.

Applications: This is a GREAT opener or a way to perform some unexpected magic. You can also use this for reveals and even in some cases productions. Calen briefly teaches you a routine he does with Dresscode and mentions a few additional ideas. The one thing he stresses is that you should come up with your own ideas as there are countless different applications to this effect.

Overall Rating: I'd give this a 9.5/10 This is definitely my favorite purchase of 2010. Its practical, visual, and super simple.

Final Thoughts: This is a trick I know I will be using constantly, the applications are limitless. The only thing you have to be careful about is angle issues and flashing. Calen covers how to prevent flashing in his "common mistakes" section of the DVD and the only real angle you have to worry about is when you turn around so you're back is facing the audience. You do not want someone in front of your face when you do the change

Hope I answered a few questions people have had about this effect, let me know if there is anything else you'd like to know!

~Zenn


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:07 am 
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Thanks... Can't wait till I receive it! I'll blow away my mates with it next time we go out!


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:34 am 
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GOt it today and watched the DVD. can't wait to start constructing the gimmick. I agree with everything Zenn said, the application is only limited to your imagination. I love the fact that you can do little convincers like the sunglasses.
As I said, can't wait to get out there and start performing this, great way to start a set. and resets in hmm...5 seconds? 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:21 am 
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Tip for everyone.

When buying a shirt to do dresscode, dont buy the cheapest shirt u can find, like i did. It was a tad see thru and u can sorta see the ummmm shall we call it gimmick thru the shirt.


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:49 am 
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hahaha......nice one keepit.


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:10 am 
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Haha is it very safe from getting discover by audience. What if your friends come n pull your shirt and stuffs lol(Funny situation). Hows the reactions you got guys?


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:47 am 
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good review Zenn, i will be getting this, Calen is a monster, he will be creating great stuff for a long time, cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:31 pm 
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ThatsMagical wrote:
Haha is it very safe from getting discover by audience. What if your friends come n pull your shirt and stuffs lol(Funny situation). Hows the reactions you got guys?


Crowd control. Only allow people to do what you want them to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:09 pm 
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Calen also says (I was on The Magic Cafe) that the gimmick doesn't immobilize you in any way, you can do what you normally do.

I wanna pick this one up soon. You can go from a t-shirt to formal= SOLD!

Quick question, could people pat you/ could you take your shirt off after you do the change? Not for performance reasons, just wondering.


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:26 pm 
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Guardian452 wrote:
Calen also says (I was on The Magic Cafe) that the gimmick doesn't immobilize you in any way, you can do what you normally do.

I wanna pick this one up soon. You can go from a t-shirt to formal= SOLD!

Quick question, could people pat you/ could you take your shirt off after you do the change? Not for performance reasons, just wondering.


Yes they can pat it, but no you cant take it off


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:08 am 
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Just bought this. Being in high school, I think it would be really fun to wear a totally inappropriate shirt - and I mean ridiculously inappropriate - and when you're being walked down to the office, change it into something very generic. Can't stand the security guards at my school anyways (I get yelled at for having cards all the time).


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:38 pm 
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magicman4646 wrote:
Just bought this. Being in high school, I think it would be really fun to wear a totally inappropriate shirt - and I mean ridiculously inappropriate - and when you're being walked down to the office, change it into something very generic. Can't stand the security guards at my school anyways (I get yelled at for having cards all the time).


ROFL- I love this idea!


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:56 pm 
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Jeff Prace, you TOTALLY just made getting this trick worth it. Added to cart.


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:36 pm 
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Seems like a pretty good effect for only $25. I'll most likely be getting it.


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 Post subject: Re: Dresscode
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:48 am 
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Jeff Prace?


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