Introduction: Criss Angel Through Glass Window Revealed! (Full Explanation)

Picture of Criss Angel Through Glass Window Revealed! (Full Explanation)

In this instruction,I will be showing you how he walk through the glass.

1.A lot of preparation is needed will need helpers will make a special glass (which will be explained)
4.You perform the trick! have to play with your camera,I will tell you how

Watch the video and it will give you everything, however if you still dont understand,move on to the next step.

Also watch "Win a bet with Cigarette"

Step 1: Helpers

The helpers will be the one who will hold the paper to block the glass(as seen in criss angel tv show mindfreak)

The purpose of blocking the glass is because,you dont want to reveal whats behind the paper,its where all the trick is

Make sure they hold tight and really pull it from the side,making sure they leave a space by the side for viewers to see that the glass is still there.

Step 2: The Glass

Picture of The Glass

Before doing the trick,you will need to prepare the glass,cut it in such a way shown on the image below,then you will need a mechanism that enables someone to roll the glasss up and down from inside the shop.

So,this helper will roll up the glass when you are doing the misdirecetion,for example,taking off your shoes.When you are taking off the shoes,make sure you zoom the camera on the shoes so that your helper can do the dirty work behind those glass.He will push up the glass.By this time ,make sure your 2 other helper have already covered the region of the glass.

After that,you go inside the shop and simply pass through the paper,cause the glass is not there.

As soon as you get out of the paper completely,your helper in the shop have to pull down the glass fast enough so that it gets back to its original position.Now you can let your audience check the glass.

Step 3: The Signboard

Picture of The Signboard

The signboard is just there to create the illusion that the glass is always stationary.Actually,the signboard is not stick to the glass,instead,its mounted to the wall.See the picture.
Enjoy,please try this trick and impress your friends!


cparedes2302 (author)2014-05-09

Great work figuring out!

And congratulations to all magicians that have the power of amazing me in every show! GOOD JOB MAGICIANS!

There is still plenty of real magic left in your shows to amaze even the most sceptical audience! KEEP ON GOING MAGICIANS!

MorNuN (author)2012-11-14

I'm a magician and I hate Criss Angel.
anybody with money can do what he does...
you just need to pay your public to fake surprise, and do a lot of camera editing.
nothing else.
that's not magic, that's bullshit.

miller.caleb (author)2012-03-30

your not supposed to tell the secret now you just ruined it

SGCBoy (author)2007-08-01

how did you think of that

Mfmalive (author)SGCBoy2007-08-03

Hard work my friend..I looked at the original video for more than 30 times before I figure out how its done

nikogior (author)Mfmalive2011-08-11

I don't think so! I saw a show of magic's biggest secrets finally revealed and the trick was explained EXACTLY the same way you did! I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but I don't beleive you so much. Please reply to me if I'm wrong.

DaiMasters (author)Mfmalive2009-11-26

Does no one have any respect for art anymore?

andycoll67 (author)2008-09-22

the word illusionist simply put is to make the impossible seem real and that is what criss does. Illusionists put a lot of effort into thier work and everyone criticises the tricks that they can figure out, but what about the many that they cant. I would like to c people that criticise him do some of the tricks that criss does and come out alive. Let him do his work and do what he loves the best. What next r u going to criticise street performers who do magic as well. They do it to make a living so does criss..

zleebme (author)andycoll672009-03-23

have you noticed the very NICE living that chris makes street preformers are luckey if they walk away with 30 bucks yes we are going to critisize someone that makes millions tricking people if we can figure out the trick and isnt that what magic is all about trying to figure out how they did it

Vater Araignee (author)2008-04-13

*Sigh* Now take a piece of paper and tape it to the glass touching nothing but the glass just like Angel.


Now all you have to do is figure out how he really did it. XD
What he did was not a simple penetration frame.

it wasnt taped in the video he had people hold it in front.

claunek616 (author)2008-11-17

Chriss is a Rockers Clown, he locks a small and it's easy to pass in a little hole. In anyway is a illusionist not a magician. Remeber the people around him in his videos are his workers, with some money make a fake face of admiration. jojojo. Thanks to open some eyes...

westlifelover92 (author)2008-11-01

hm... any idea how David Blaine put his hand through a store's window and take stuff out..? as in.. well.. the glass window was HUGE... and the piece of paper he used was tiny... and it was in the middle of the glass... hmm..

zetlin (author)2008-10-09

erm this is kinda random but are u from msia(malaysia) or somewhere around there good vid btw

hidethecake (author)2007-11-22

heres a link to another video about him faking his "magic".

CarquestDiva (author)hidethecake2007-12-07

All magicians have used "slight of hand" or diversion to accomplish their "magic" Criss is just particularly good at what he does....

hidethecake (author)CarquestDiva2007-12-15

I just don't like how he is so vain about his magic.

John Smith (author)hidethecake2007-12-17

I agree.

hidethecake (author)John Smith2007-12-17

See hes got the idea!

bassgs3000 (author)hidethecake2007-12-25

i agree but remember its entertainment

wolf555hound (author)bassgs30002008-08-12

i agree fully, and im going to witness this at his new cirque du soleil show here in Vegas(crowd cheers) i have personally met him(im friends with his camera mans kids) and hes realy nice.

thats kewl theres this teacher at my school whose son is the sound guy for my chemical romance. i havent met them tho :( if you meet criss again tell him fiona said hi lol

Rishnai (author)hidethecake2008-03-30

I think of his magic like professional wrestling: we all know it's not real, but it's one hell of a fun, over-the-top show.

AznPanda (author)2008-08-16

-.- this is horrible to me... i dont think this is any cool... i hate it 0 outa 5 stars hmm nvm negative 20 outa 5 stars horribbleeeszseses!

ikoda (author)2008-05-22

Chris angel doesn't suck. He's an illusionists, he makes things look impossible. So don't say he sucks.

borednhorny (author)2008-03-25

Interesting! Good job figuring that out!

frollard (author)2007-07-14

That's cool, but the one I liked best was when he reached through an aquarium, to grab something from the inside. there was no seam for the glass to break apart to get his arm in there.

Mfmalive (author)frollard2007-07-15

if you have the video,please le me see..thanks

frollard (author)Mfmalive2007-07-16

<embed style="width:400px; height:326px;" id="VideoPlayback" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="" flashvars=""> </embed>

RaNDoMLeiGH (author)frollard2007-09-07

I wanna know how they did THIS trick. Perhaps a little window with ground edges, with a tape hinge or something, where the water pressure holds it shut when it's not in use? If they used really thick glass you could get enough of a miter on the edges to seal it fairly well. Very cool. I've put those discs in my queue!

frollard (author)frollard2007-07-16

at 1:50 in that video, it could be a video cut to make that happen, but after, theres the glass trick...

Mfmalive (author)frollard2007-07-16

thanks dude!

legr8est1234 (author)frollard2007-07-19

That's not Criss Angel.

James (pseudo-geek) (author)2007-11-07

explain this then!

James (pseudo-geek) (author)2007-09-23

cool instructable, but I'm not going to even look at it. this is my favorite magic trick and I don't even want to know how its done.

vitozilla (author)2007-08-31

i like the one where he is at a jewelry store and pushes a quarter through a glass case. no idea how he does it though. nice recreation of the scene though.

Mr.Cire (author)2007-07-16

wouldn't those assistants feel the glass going up though?

Mfmalive (author)Mr.Cire2007-07-16

well.. their hands did not touch the glass, so there wont be any mark on it. THe whole group there was part of the trick, to impress thousand of people like us.

stevoIution (author)2007-07-14

Chris Angel is a useless hack.

twrex10 (author)2007-07-14

David Blaine used a variant of this illusion in one of his specials to reach through glass and get a person's watch.

About This Instructable




More by Mfmalive:Instructables Intro Text EffectHow to make a lightboxHow David Blaine change Coffee to Coin (instructional video)
Add instructable to: