I especially like this effect because there are so many possible ways to perform it. The
instructions are almost unnecessary. You probably need to know a sleight or two in order to perform
the effect for best results, but even someone who knows only the basic sleights can perform Twilight
Angels. The one drawback is that the mirror (ungaffed) provided, is cheap and not especially
reflective. So I would recommend getting a better mirror--anything that's about 1" by 2" will work.
I also recommend using this effect after another card trick as the nature of the illusion differs
from those of other card tricks and makes for a good change of pace. The beautiful thing is that
you can have this set up in a deck you are using for another effect and then proceed to perform it
almost as an afterthought.
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Hello, it's the Coming Up again, and this is a review of twilight angels. I got this effect with the
true astonishment box.
Some other reviewers are negative about this trick. Well, all I can
say is that they shouldn't be. It's all about your presentation. I advise, try to use a double back
This trick is really great and, for the spectator, comes really close to real
magic. If you buy a whole deck of refills, you will be able to give them your just made magical
This is a true astonishment and if you are a card worker: ad to cart!
Paul Harris is known for some really amazing stuff and this is some of it. Overall, it's a pretty
cool trick and if done right it will be really deceptive. The trick can be obvious however so you
really need to practice if you want to make it look real. If you are looking for some really good
Paul Harris stuff, the best is still his Art of Astonishment series, but starting with this is a
good choice too.
I like but get enough refills for it. Cause if they sign it you got to give them away that's the
This is such a beautiful trick. The first time I saw the demo it took my breath away simply because
I hadn't seen anything like it before- and so you can bet that your audience's haven't either. It's
very easy to perform which means you can enjoy the experience of amazing your spectators.
cannot recommend this enough.
I've had this for about 2 years now and was recharged in using it after I saw that it was included
in Paul Harris' True Astonishments Project. I watched a clip of Wayne Houchin performing it and
noticed he used the exact handling I've been using for about a year and a half now. I threw away the
mirror that was provided when I first got the trick and decided to go with a plain silver Zippo
lighter. I don't smoke, but I do carry it around quite a bit for weird out of the blue reasons. It
just seems more natural to your audience to use a zippo lighter. It makes the whole effect seem even
more natural and magical. I recommend using a plain silver zippo for this trick instead of the
mirror and check out Wayne houchin performing this effect. It gives you an idea of how cool this
I must admit that when I first ordered the product I was sort of disappointed. But when it came, it
was awesome! It is so easy to learn, that the instructional video+directions are almost unnesesary!
Also, I showed this to my friend that is a really young one, and he freaked out! He was
scraping the card to see if they were stickers, and trying to do it on other cards, etc. This trick
is so full of joy to perform, and pays of BIG at the "kicker" finish where both angels end up next
to each other. If it allowed me, I would have given it 1,0000000,0000000,000000 stars. Paul Harris
This effect is in a class of its own. It's, in my opinion, as close as you can get to real magic. It
requires a 30 second set-up, or you can just have a seperate deck of cards for that one trick. Not
only is the card examinable, the whole deck can be also depending on the type of set-up you use. One
basic card sleight is required (at least in the version I use). No one I showed this to has ever
figured this trick out, and I doubt anyone ever will.
It's an awesome trick! You should definetly buy it. Some people may say they know how its done,
but everytime I do this trick, The spectators give the WILDEST ways it could be done, but they are
all way far off. Trust me, its the best trick. It blows all my friends away. First they think I
just made the angel disapear, but when I make it reappear next to the other one, its like
Ohmygoshhowdidyoudothat?! Its my all time FAVORITE trick! Buy now!!!!!
Ya, you may not get much for the 12 bucks, but the effect pays off. It's really strong and people
freak out when I do it. It's genius, get it!