Learn Easy Magic Tricks for Halloween

How about some eerie, our of this world magic tricks for Halloween? Just take our simple magic effects and dress them up a bit, and you can enhance your themes and costumes. If someone is dressed up as a wizard, for example, how about performing a levitation or suspension of a small object? Or how about a mentalism trick - a bit of mind reading or a prediction - to add to the fun?

As with all of the tricks taught here at magic.about.com, these are easy to learn and perform and employ everyday...MORE items found around the house.

To learn more tricks, check out our collection of easy magic tricks for beginners. You're bound to find more magic tricks that may lend themselves to your Halloween theme.

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    A finger ring that's resting on a pencil mysteriously levitates on its own. There's some preparation involved, but you should have fun surprising your friends with this one. There's also a variation of this effect that you can learn where a pencil floats out of a bottle.

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    In this mysterious and visual suspension trick, you somehow cause several playing cards to adhere to your hand as if it were a magnet. This one takes some preparation ahead of time, but the results are well worth it.

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    This is a mentalism effect where you can somehow read "vibes" in a room to identify an object of interest. You ask someone to select an item while you're out of the room, or you ask a group to agree on an object in the room - you do not know which object is selected. The selected object is kept in place.

    When you return to the room, a person is asked to go from object to object touching them in a random order. When the person touches the chosen object, you're able to tell everyone...MORE that it is the selected object. It appears that you have some type of paranormal power, but this one is easy to learn and perform.

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    In our second levitation effect, a finger ring that's threaded onto a rubberband mysteriously rises on its own accord. This one is super easy and all you need is a rubberband and a ring. There's almost no preparation.

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    I've taught this easy mentalism trick as a prediction with films, but you can easily adapt it to work with a spooky, Halloween theme. Just use your imagination.

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    In our second suspension magic trick, a pencil mysteriously adheres to your hand. And we teach two versions: 1) in the first the magic happens and you teach everyone how it's done, and 2) in the second phase, you perform the trick again and spectators have no idea how it's done - it's apparently real magic.

     

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    How to Float and Spin a Playing Card in Midair.

    Here's a flashy effect where a card mysteriously floats and spins. Definitely check this one out.