View Full Version : Looking for directions on an illusion

05-08-2009, 12:25 PM
Sorry for the poor description, but . . .

I am looking for a how to on the illusion of a vertical half "eaten" body. The effect has the actors head and arms and maybe part of the chest. From there down its prop and I assume mirror based illusion which pretty much ends in a bloody spine hanging. I thick Headless horseman hayride had one at one point.

Thanks in advance.


05-08-2009, 12:46 PM
This is a fairly simple illusion... all you need is:

-Wood for a box and stand
-2 square mirrors (must be exactly the same)
-Spinal chord, painted

I've attached a simple diagram of how the illusion is created... Simple put the bloody spinal chord were the two mirrors meet in the middle. Use a jacket and an attached shirt/vest to blend in the spinal chord "into the actor" to really pull off the sell.

I hope this helps. -Tyler

05-08-2009, 12:53 PM
Thats the one I was looking for. Your the best Tyler.

What book did the graphic come from?


05-08-2009, 12:57 PM
No problem.... and I have no idea were it came from. I just googled what you were looking for, found it, posted it. I think it came from a newspaper actually!


Matt Marich
05-08-2009, 07:03 PM
The mirror allignment and background are tricky, be prepared to adjust it as need be...,

Jim Warfield
05-08-2009, 10:29 PM
1 swamp
1 gator
1 Human meat-subject.
There you go!

05-09-2009, 07:56 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/HALF-MAN-HALLOWEEN-ILLUSION-TRICK-CUT-IN-SPINE-PROP_W0QQitemZ170310226926QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item27a747d3ee&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

hope this helps to the mirrors are placed from the base of the spine and one fits into each rear corner and the diagram tyler gave is perfect i can say this there is also one called voodoo torture and one called spill the guts and these range around 3.000 to 5.000 dollars this one he is offering is a great deal you would want to make it taller though his name is lorne and i am mike

Haunted Farm
05-09-2009, 01:25 PM
I would really like to try this but I would like to have the blueprints does anyone have them?

05-09-2009, 01:47 PM
hey haunted farm scroll up tyler posted some earlier

Haunted Farm
05-09-2009, 02:29 PM

05-09-2009, 02:48 PM
hey haunted farm check out the post links i put for the illusion i think you will like them my friend

05-09-2009, 06:52 PM
Wow....to say the least, I searched for hours on end trying to find how to make this illusion. I never got a single hit, so I used Google Sketch Up to make blue prints. If you want, I can try to find them for you. Just a kind word of warning, they haven't been tested in real life, but they theoretically will work.

05-10-2009, 01:23 AM
man that would be awesome could you email me some my email is hauntingarkansas@yahoo.com im like you i searched for days and weeks months and years lol then finally asked a frind iof mine who is an illusioniost

Haunted Farm
05-29-2009, 03:47 AM
yep that would be great. Please send to hauntedfarm@verizon.net
Thx in advance

05-29-2009, 01:24 PM
I am so sorry that I didn't see this earlier. I'll go hop down onto my desktop and try to find them. I'll send you both the blue prints.

Haunted Farm
06-11-2009, 05:28 AM
Did you ever find the blueprints? hauntedfarm@verizon.net

06-11-2009, 07:28 AM
I emailed (or thought I did) them to you almost a week ago. I'll check and see if it didn't go through or something. Well, I'll just resend it. Sorry about whatever happened. :)

06-11-2009, 11:01 AM
hey jon can you email them to me man please my email is hauntingarkansas@yahoo.com thanks so much for your help my friend and take care mike

06-11-2009, 01:34 PM
I have to wait until like.....Sunday....to email the blue prints. I'm in Myrtle Beach, and contrary to what I though, the file isn't on my laptop anymore.