What To Wear To An Audition
Every aspiring actor needs to know what to wear to an audition. There is no specific golden rule that indicates exactly what you should wear, but there are a few pointers and tips that will guide you in the right direction.
- Wear something comfortable. Wear comfortable clothes to an audition because you never know what you will be doing. It is not likely that you will be doing anything acrobatic, but it is always best to be able to quickly and easily move if necessary.
- Wear something memorable. Don’t wear something outrageous to an audition, but consider wearing one specific article of clothing that will stand out. Maybe it is a red shirt, or an interesting tie. Auditors won’t always remember your name, but they will remember something visual they can reference, “Remember the guy in the red shirt?”
- Wear the same thing to a call back. If you get a call back, wear the same thing. It’s a lot less confusing for the auditor. Besides, you’re probably already the guy in the red shirt, if that’s their visual reminder, don’t change it.
- Don’t wear age limiting clothes to an audition. You never want to limit yourself with clothing. Don’t dress too young or too old. If you grab something your grandfather might wear, then you will probably be looked at for older roles. The only time you should ever dress for a specific age, is when you only want to be considered for roles of that age.
- Wear casual clothes to an audition, but not too casual. In an audition you are selling yourself, make sure you’re selling the best package possible. This doesn’t mean you have to wear a suit and tie, but it does mean go a little further than your work out gym shoes and basketball shorts. A pair of slacks and a button up shirt is presentable and casual.
- Never wear flip flops. Flip flops automatically make you walk differently, and they are way too casual. It would almost be better to go shoeless.
Posted on: Jul. 23, 2010