As most people do, I have several mirrors throughout my house. But they tend not to lend themselves to practicing magic – at least not for any length of time – being, as they are, mainly in bathrooms:-P. The mirrors that are NOT in bathrooms are either up too high for me to see myself properly, or they are just otherwise unsuited for magic rehearsal – inconvenient, poor lighting, etc.
So I have been on the lookout for an affordable mirror for rehearsing magic. I was in Target the other day, just picking up a few things, and decided to check to see if they had a mirror suited to the purpose. I wasn’t holding out much hope, but it was worth looking. Boy was I surprised.
Not only did I find a tall and narrow mirror that was light and portable, but it only cost me 6 bucks! Done…deal!
The picture above shows me taking the picture while standing behind my magic table. Note how I can see my whole body. I have it set atop a small piano bench, so I can change the angle (angles are hugely important in magic), and also that puts the mirror at the correct height, as it is only a bit over 4 feet high.
This type of mirror is called a “door mirror” or “over-the-door” mirror. Specifically, this one is a Room Essentials Black-Framed Mirror. There aren’t any hooks or slings or anything on this one. It’s just covered in the back with thick paper, like the back of a painting. So if I did want to hang it over a door, I’m not entirely sure how I’d do that. Luckily, that’s not my goal.
It’s perfect for my needs. I’m a musician, so I’ve converted a bedroom in our house into a recording studio, which is why the pics have that dark foam on the wall:). This room is also my office and now – my magic rehearsal space as well.
I thought I’d share the info on this super cheap, yet super useful mirror. It’s almost tailor-made for magicians.