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wardrobe tips for auditions

Wardrobe Tips for Auditions

Auditioning for the next Rambo movie? Don’t show up wearing spandex and a headband! It’s not that you shouldn’t care about what you wear to an audition. After all, there are lots of things you need to think about before an audition. But actually, your choice of attire is pretty important!

The way you look can affect how you feel and perform, especially if you aren’t used to getting dressed regularly. While preparing for an audition, pick carefully the outfit you want to wear because it will help you feel more confident in your ability to do well.

Here are some audition wardrobe tips you need to consider while picking your wardrobe for your next film and tv acting auditions.

Audition Wardrobe Tips

Wear something you feel comfortable in. As an actor, we overthink everything—from our audition pieces to the outfits we wear. While what you wear to an audition may seem like a superficial detail, it is actually a way to express yourself and help you feel confident. If you feel good in what you’re wearing, that can have a significant impact on how well your performance goes.

That said, don’t stress too much—you don’t need fussy clothes or pricey designer labels for an audition (in fact, many casting directors prefer actors who dress down rather than up). All that matters is finding something that makes sense for your character and gets the job done.

Choose Audition Clothes That Don’t Distract

When you’re preparing for your audition, it’s important to keep in mind the following tips:

  • Avoid revealing or distracting clothing. Your clothes don’t need to be modest, but they should not draw attention away from you as a performer—especially if you’re auditioning for an acting role. If you are playing a character wearing baggy jeans and a plain t-shirt, that’s fine! However, if the character is supposed to be glamorous or sexy (or both), then it may be better to err on the side of caution while getting dressed.

  • Choose clothes that fit you well and flatter your figure. Avoid outfits that are too tight or too loose, as well as ones that clash with the color scheme of your surroundings. Don’t wear any additional accessories either (unless they’re vital to your character). You don’t want to go overboard with anything that distracts from what actually matters and defines your acting career: your performance!

AVOID REVEALING CLOTHES

In fashion, it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. You want to look like you’re in control of your wardrobe. Your clothes should be modest and appropriate for the audition—no tight or revealing clothing, no miniskirts or shorts (unless they are part of the character’s costume), and nothing that shows too much cleavage.

WEAR SHOES YOU CAN WALK COMFORTABLY IN

Wear a good and comfortable pair of shoes. There’s nothing worse than trying to walk on concrete with heels that are too high. A badly fitted pair can give you all sorts of problems (think blisters). Avoid cheap shoes as well—you don’t want any wardrobe malfunction during your big moment.

When it comes to auditioning, comfort is key! Take your time to find the right shoes so that you don’t regret it later!

PICK NEUTRAL COLORS

The key to successful costuming as an actor is knowing which colors to wear and which to avoid. No loud colors such as reds, blues, greens, and browns (including beige). If you’re going to wear purple or orange (such as with a scarf), it would be best not to combine them both at once. Stick to neutral colors, and don’t let your wardrobe distract from your performance.

WEAR CLOTHES THAT FIT

Let your clothes speak for you. The clothes you wear should fit your body well, and be appropriate for the character and setting of the audition. Don’t choose clothes that are too tight, or you might have trouble moving in and out of them. Dress in layers so that you can add or remove clothing depending on the weather.

GET THE FIT AND COLOR RIGHT, THEN WORRY ABOUT STYLE

If you want to look like a million bucks, think about color and fit first, and then fit the style to it. The best way to find the perfect color/fit combination is to ask yourself how the outfit makes you feel. Only buy clothes that make you confident and ready for acting auditions. Bold colors are great for this! They can draw attention to your most flattering features.

LOOKING YOUR BEST WILL GIVE YOU THE EDGE IN YOUR AUDITION

To sum up, your clothes should be clean, ironed and fit you well. They must also be in good condition and appropriate for the role you are playing. Finally, they need to be suitable for the weather—you can’t wear a frilly dress in freezing weather.

Take an on-camera commercial class and try out different looks, colors, and clothes each week. This will help you figure out what works best for your face, hair color, and body type. Often, these choices end up defining your acting career.

That’s all for the audition wardrobe tips you’ll be needing for your next film and tv acting auditions. Overall, what you wear at a film or tv acting audition should be related to the character that you are portraying. A lot of times, depending on where the audition is and what type of role it is, your wardrobe will be suggested or provided for you. 

You want to make sure that you are keeping in style with the current trends, so falling behind can be detrimental. You also want to avoid being overdone or underdone, so unless it is a period piece, try not to wear costumes as they will stick out like a misfit.

The most important thing is to let your great acting shine through, no matter what you wear.

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