How to Put Together a Magician Costume

Written by ehow arts & entertainment editor
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Put Together a Magician Costume
Put Together a Magician Costume

Although you may think that the tricks are the most important part of a magic show, a magician's costume is also key to his performance. Depending on the type of magic that you perform, you can put together a costume that will make you look like a professional.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Formal clothing (for stage performers)
  • Brightly colored clothing (for street or kids' performers)
  • Trick accessories
  • Black clothing (for shock performers)

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Wear clothing that has pockets that can be used to hold parts of tricks or hide disappearing items until they can be disposed of, no matter what kind of magic you are performing. Certain tricks might require specific types of clothing, such as the floating card trick, which requires the magician to wear a button-down shirt.

  2. 2

    Put together a magician costume of formal attire if you are putting on a traditional magic show. For men and boys, this means wearing black dress pants and white dress shirts with black bow ties. They also can wear black tuxedo jackets or black vests. Black shoes and socks finish the costume. Women and girls can wear white blouses with black, knee-length skirts or dress pants. Complete the outfit with black suit jackets, nude-colored pantyhose and black heels.

  3. 3

    Use clothing that is fun and weather-appropriate if you are putting on a street performance. Make sure to wear sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin on sunny days. Wear clothing that is brightly colored or don an insane collection of items to attract and hold the attention of the crowd.

  4. 4

    Wear dark, sedate clothing if you are putting on a shock magician performance.

  5. 5

    Bring out your inner child if you are performing a magic show for children. Let your imagination go wild and dress up as a clown or another funny and familiar character to make the kids laugh before you even start the performance. Wear clothing that has bright colors and patterns, and include silly accessories, such as a long, flowing scarf or a flower that squirts water. Use the items you are wearing to perform tricks during your performance.

  6. 6

    Wear your regular clothing to perform close-up or one-on-one magic. This will help create the illusion that you are an ordinary person who can do amazing things.

Tips and warnings

  • Put together a magician costume that is comfortable and shows your individuality. No matter how great a costume looks, if it is uncomfortable, it will affect your performance. Be especially careful to select comfortable walking shoes, as you will be on your feet throughout the performance.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.