Doing unusual things with unusual props is a guaranteed way to make memorable magic. That's why Michel Huot's "Socks" is the most arresting, commercial piece of mentalism we've released in years. This trick, destined to become a hit, is simple and strong in premise: you display two packets of cards with different sock designs on each one. You read that correctly: Sock designs on cards. How cool is that? You explain that the premise is that you will have two chosen, and you hope that the spectator can find the only perfect match. See where this is going? Well, keep reading because it goes somewhere very unexpected.
The spectator turns over the two chosen socks to reveal they do NOT match at all: yellow stars on one sock and purple stripes on the other. But you then lift up your pant cuffs to reveal that you are wearing the exact socks they chose. This hits people hard, and comes as a complete surprise. It's not a card or coin or rope trick, either. It's a mentalism piece with an article of clothing, and it gets both gasps and laughs. "Socks" comes with everything you need, including the socks and specially-printed cards. It's easy to do and takes up virtually no pocket space. It is an IDEAL opener for walk-around performers.
We have also included a bonus effect with "Socks". On the bottom of the special socks is a playing card reveal so that you can predict a chosen card.
Update (July 2020) - When you buy from Vanishing Inc. you will learn an exclusive new handling by Liam Montier. This handling is ideal for virtual shows and is 100% reliable. The cards can even be shuffled by the spectator!
Replacement Socks are available.
Holiday Version also available.
Socks is a fun, interactive routine with a killer surprise ending they won’t forget!Richard Sanders
Michel Huot’s Socks Knocked mine right off my feet! So clever and simple with a fun and organically visual payoff, this piece will play just as strongly in a corporate strolling environment as it will in a casual private party. Michel’s performance and explanation made me smile from start to finish. Just great!Francis Menotti
Socks knocks my Sox off. It’s funny, mysterious, and not at all difficult. I will use it, so will you.Marc Salem
Socks is unique and super strong. It is so rare to have something that combines magic, comedy and surprise in such a powerful way for the close-up/parlor performer. This is going right into my repertoire!Marc Desouza
As part of our Community Captions project, the explanation video for this download has optional English subtitles.