When it comes to side show props I prefer to use fake. Real items mean that they are some times a bit more fragile to use. Not all things are like this but some are. The people most of the time that you are entertaining are not going to be that close so they most of the time won't even know the difference. I have only known one time that some one was used for prop usage and oddly enough it was PETTA !! I know right, thats the last name you expect to get sued by in this industry. Apparently one year there was some thing about two alter boys decapatating a deers head and rejoicing in its bounty of blood. Even I looked at the pic (that I now wish I still had to show) and thought that it was crazy with gore . Well at the end of it all it turned out the deer head was a prop and PETA just looked dumb.
~*~How is a raven like a writing desk ?
~*~*~There both the perfect tools for picking at the brain.
~*~*~*~An my favorite game you ask ?
~*~*~*~*~ Raven on the desk of course.