Thursday, February 7, 2013

How To Dress for an Audition


Your appearance is the first thing directors notice at an audition. Here are some tips for making the best of that first impression.

The number one rule in dressing for an audition is: Don’t let what you’re wearing become a distraction. Yes, you want to make and impression and wear something that reflects your personality, but your attire should not be the most memorable thing about you. The directors need to be able to envision you as the character they are casting for. That doesn’t mean dress as the character - I would strongly recommend against going to an audition in an Annie or Oliver costume for example (though you will occasionally find the director that likes that). Instead try keeping it simple, i.e. a solid color dress with simple lines in your favorite color, or khaki pants with a casual button down shirt.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

DO be clean and tidy, not matter what your style.
DON’T wear bold or loud prints.
DO wear color.
DON’T wear white or green unless specifically asked to.
DO dress up a little.
DON’T be too formal, uncomfortably stiff, or over the top glamorous.
DO wear your hair styled like it is in your head shots.
DON’T wear jeans unless specifically asked to, it’s generally too casual.
DO wear casual clothes you can move in to an audition with dancing.
DON’T wear a lot of jewelry or accessories.
DO wear clothes you feel good in and attractive in.


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