Top 10 Greatest Illusions Performed by Famous MagiciansNot necessarily created by these magicians, but they performed the tricks best, or are best known for the tricks.
The Top Ten
1 Flying - David Copperfield David Copperfield is known for his elaborate illusions and his flying trick is no exception. During the trick, Copperfield appears to fly over his audience, soaring through the air like a superhero. The audience can see him from all angles and he appears to be unsupported by any wires or harnesses. Copperfield's flying trick is a visual spectacle that continues to amaze audiences worldwide.
2 Metamorphosis - The Pendragons The Pendragons' Metamorphosis illusion is a classic magic trick that has been performed by many illusionists over the years. In this illusion, two performers enter a locked box, which is then covered with a curtain. The box is then quickly spun around, and when the curtain is removed, the performers have seemingly switched places. The Pendragons added their own twist to this classic illusion by incorporating the use of a buzzsaw, which adds an element of danger and suspense to the trick.
3 Levitation - David Blaine David Blaine's levitation trick is a staple of his street magic performances. In the trick, Blaine appears to levitate several feet off the ground, floating in mid-air without any visible means of support.
4 Death Saw - David Copperfield David Copperfield's Death Saw illusion is a terrifying and suspenseful trick that leaves the audience on the edge of their seats. In the trick, Copperfield is strapped into a large device that has a massive buzzsaw blade running through it. The blade is then activated, and Copperfield appears to be sawed in half, with his legs and upper body moving independently of each other.
5 Vanishing Statue of Liberty - David Copperfield One of David Copperfield's most famous tricks, the Vanishing Statue of Liberty illusion is a visual spectacle that continues to amaze audiences to this day. During the trick, Copperfield appears to make the entire Statue of Liberty disappear from its pedestal, leaving only an empty pedestal behind.
6 Bullet Catch - Penn & Teller Penn & Teller's Bullet Catch trick is one of the most dangerous illusions in the world of magic. In the trick, Penn stands on stage and catches a bullet fired from a gun by his partner Teller. Despite the danger involved, Penn & Teller have been performing this trick for decades to the amazement of their audiences.
7 Vanishing Elephant - Siegfried & Roy Siegfried & Roy's Vanishing Elephant trick is a stunning and magical illusion that continues to capture the imaginations of audiences around the world. In the trick, the duo makes a full-sized elephant disappear from the stage, much to the amazement of their audience.
8 ZigZag Lady - Robert Harbin The ZigZag Lady illusion is a classic magic trick that has been performed by many illusionists over the years. In the trick, a woman is placed inside a large cabinet and appears to be divided into three parts as the cabinet's middle section is pushed to the side. The trick remains a staple of many magic shows to this day.
9 Doves - Lance Burton Lance Burton's Dove illusion is a stunning and magical trick that he is known for. During the trick, Burton produces doves seemingly out of thin air, with the birds flying in and out of his hands and pockets. Burton's Dove trick is a favorite of many audiences and has become one of his signature illusions.
10 Walking on Water - Criss Angel Criss Angel's Walking on Water illusion is a daring and dangerous trick that has stunned audiences around the world. During the trick, Angel appears to walk on the surface of a swimming pool, with his feet clearly visible above the water.
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