Among the most famous magicians who ever lived were escapologists. In fact, the most famous magician ever to live was an escapologist. Since Harry Houdini wowed New York with his brand of death-defying stuntwork a century ago, he’s inspired a score of imitators, each performing a succession of increasingly awe-inspiring escapes.
Really, escapology (as Houdini practised it) is not a magical pursuit at all – there was very little deception involved, just simple skill and will! But here at Magic Nevin we also appreciate a little cunning, which is why we also keep in this section a few trick items which can help to make the routine appear a little more challenging than it actually is.
You too can become a master escapologist – provided you have the requisite patience and commitment to practicing the artform. As well as that, however, you’ll also need something to escape from and that’s where we can help.
On this page you’ll find an assortment of items which can help you with your escape-acts. Shackles, neck-irons and US-style mailbags were all used by Houdini in his routines – and each of those items is available on these pages.
With the help of Magic Nevin, you can amaze audiences by wriggling your way out of seemingly inescapable situations. So take a look through the things listed here and you’re sure to find the props that will lend your escape attempts the touch of Houdini magic that they deserve!