Designer: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Ryan C. Reed
An elevated platform can be fully lit from behind and under. An assistant grabs a cloth from the platform & gets on top. The assistant lifts the cloth and drops it, immediately transforming into the magician. During the illusion there are lights panning through and under the prop to show nothing under or behind the unit.
Ryan Reed sold the building/performance rights in a book called Mystique: Utility & Evolution on his website. There were 50 copies of the softcover released and 2 copies of a hardcover. Owners of this book may build and perform the illusion.
Several versions of the effect exist as modifications were made along the way. Some of these versions are listed below:
Designer: Ryan C. Reed – Illusion Entertainment
Builder: Adamant Design & Fabrication
Designer: Ryan C. Reed – Illusion Entertainment, Jonathan Bayme
Builder: Ryan C. Reed – Illusion Entertainment
Mystique LX 4.0
Designer: Ryan C. Reed – Illusion Entertainment, Ben Whiting
Builder: Ben Whiting (?)
Mystique LX 5.0
Designer: Ryan C. Reed – Illusion Entertainment, Bill Blagg
Builder: ProCraft Illusions
Mystique LXf 6.0
Designer: Ryan C. Reed – Illusion Entertainment, Jonathan Hawley
Builder: Jonathan Hawley (?)
Interested parties may contact Ryan Reed directly for more information about this illusion.
Information provided directly by Ryan Reed and Illusion Entertainment