Shadow Stretch Box Illusion – eBook Plans (plus video)


An original from our non-branded product line. With this illusion you can make an assistant, two girls, a large dog… or whatever, MATERIALIZE OUT OF YOUR BODY! Make them vanish! Or…. rubberize your body and stretch yourself beyond human possibility!


An original from our non-branded product line. With this illusion you can make an assistant, two girls, a large dog… or whatever, MATERIALIZE OUT OF YOUR BODY! Make them vanish! Or…. rubberize your body and stretch yourself beyond human possibility!

If you are looking to add an illusion to your show, that really does pack small, yet plays big – Shadow STRETCH Box is a real reputation maker! This multi-page manual will guide you in great detail and step-by-step in the build process, whether you are a novice or a master carpenter.

In a modern twist to the Classic Shadow Box illusion, Shadow STRETCH Box adds versatility by incorporating many performance possibilities. This illusion was cleverly created in 1999, by illusion designer and builder, Billy Diamond.

EFFECT: A box is wheeled out on stage and spun around to show all sides. The front panel is made out of white spandex-type material. The magician crawls through the spandex panel and into the box. He picks the whole box up very easily and begins to turn it from side to side, lifting it high to show that nothing is in or around it. Still inside, the magician grabs a work light, turns it on, and begins showing the inside of the box to be empty. The only thing the audience sees is his shadow. He then places his right hand into the box and places the light behind it. By doing this a shadow of his hand appears on the white spandex and becomes visible to the audience. He lifts his hand outside of the box but, the shadow remains. Switching hands he repeats this until his hands are above the box and mysteriously two shadow hands remain on the spandex. Next, the hands begin to press against the spandex, and then the illusion becomes 3 dimensional as a face pushes against the spandex as well. It appears as though a person is materializing right out of his body. Next thing you know, real hands pop through the front of the box and then a person’s head. BAM! An assistant steps out, followed by the magician.

BONUS: Before the magician steps back out of the box, he lifts it one more time to prove it once again to be empty. He then steps out of the box, reaches back through the front, and pulls out a small child, an additional assistant, or a dog (in addition to his original assistant).

Another idea is for the magician to poke his head out through the top of the front panel, put his hands out the top of the box (stretching them as high as possible), and then slowly his head descends to the very bottom of the box. This illusion has many stretching possibilities with it.

While the Shadow STRETCH Box illusion is no longer available for purchase it was a huge success and an in-demand illusion while it was in production – over 100 built and shipped to 38 countries around the world (from 2000 to 2003). It was also distributed through several major magic dealers. This illusion plan workbook is geared for the do-it-yourself builder. 

Check out these great features: Can be performed surrounded (if needed). Packs down for easy travel, Fits into a small vehicle, Sets up, and tears down in less than three minutes. A very practical illusion!

Includes a 21 page PDF file with detailed drawings and a complete shopping list with SKU numbers as well as a 15-minute video.

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    5 out of 5

    Donald C. – Florida (verified purchase)

    I was very impressed with the eBook Plans I received. The video is well done and very detailed. I particularly like all the extra information and details provided in the video. I would highly recommend the eBook plan to anyone considering making this illusion. It will be money well spent.

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    5 out of 5

    Alex N. – Vietnam

    What can I say about this product? Its GREAT, because I have no experience in illusion but I found the plan fairly easy to understand. A video comes with it— even a performance video so you can learn how to make and how to do it easily. Cant wait to put the illusion in my next show and blow some minds. The illusion is unique, and an original idea. I like it, its visual and baffling! Buy it.

  3. Scott M. - Michigan
    5 out of 5

    Scott M. – Michigan

    OK Billy has done all the work for you right down to a parts list. And he went even further by doing an item number list if you go to Lowes. Oh what… you do not like Lowes? That is fine he has item numbers for Home Depot too. So much detail should answer any questions you will have. Oh wait still have a question? One thing I can say about Billy is that he makes time for his customers, his customers needs and their concerns. Do yourself a favor get this and get this now. It’s a no brainer.

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