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It's important to always use a THEME in your act. Avoid the normal "top hat and tails" that is the same as everyone else. If you wish to be a top hat magician, there of course is nothing wrong with that. But keep in mind that you really have to be good to break away from the others. In summary, try to create your own theme. I know it's easier to copy, but trust me, you'll thank me if you change. I combine 12 years experience of martial arts and Ninjitsu into my act, combined with fire, roses, candles, canes etc, all of which fit my theme of martial arts and the mystic magician. Try to create your own world of magic that fits your theme.