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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Constructing a sponge dove and doing magic dressed up as a zombie

After 9 hours of work, the face paint has degraded but still looks pretty OK.
This year there were a lot of Halloween parties on the 27th here in Sapporo. The 27th was a Saturday so I was scheduled to work in our magic bar and did not have time to go any parties. I figured that if we were not busy, I might sneak out early and go to the last part of some party, though. So I dressed up as a zombie magician and went to work like that.


今年27日にハロウィンパーティーが多かった。土曜日だったから、僕がうちのマジックバーでマジックを披露する予定があった。パーティーに行く暇ないと思ったが忙しくなかったら、早くあがって、パーティーにも行けるかもと思って、仮装して行った。ゾンビのマジシャンの仮装した。


I also built a sponge dove to use as a zombie magician's sponge dove. I have a sponge dove but did not want to ruin it so I made a home made one instead. It turns out that if you smear a sponge dove in fake blood (I make my fake blood from syrup and food coloring) it does not get back into dove shape after being hidden in your hand... the fake blood is too sticky. Also, your hands get really sticky... So I am rethinking that part and think maybe using red paint could work instead.

ゾンビの鳩もスポンジで作ってみた。ゾンビマジシャンがゾンビの鳩を出すと面白いかもしれない。スポンジの鳩は持っているがゾンビにしたくなかったから自作の鳩を作り始めた。血まみれにしたら、手で握ってからふくらまないって分かった。僕が作った血がシロップで作るから、鳩が大変なことになった、笑。触ったら、手がべたべたするし…赤のペンキで作り直したほうがいいと思う。

Zombie transformation:

Paint white, draw lines.

Cover lines in blood.
Drool blood on shirt, add jacket and dove.
After a few hours of working, the paint starts to degrade but some parts look better (the blood on the shirt, for instance).
Making a sponge dove:




Me and my dove, having dinner in an Italian restaurant

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