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8 Simple Steps to Dressing Right for Every Audition

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Acting 9th Jan 2017 backstage


Whether you’ve got a passion for fashion, or an abhorrence for all things sartorial, as an actor, you cannot avoid the matter of clothing. In fact, when auditioning, what you choose to wear on your body will be one of the very first things the team notices about you. Yeah, yikes. 

That doesn’t mean you must overhaul every item currently hanging in your closet, nor does it mean you should dress in any way other than that which is comfortable. However, an audition getup could be substantial in whether you book a job, so allow our Backstage Experts to arm you with pointers that’ll help you dress to impress while remaining authentic to yourself. After all, you have prepared tirelessly each time you step into an audition room and an ill-advised turtleneck should not thwart those efforts.

1. Prioritize professionalism.
“Don’t overthink this one. You’re going to a job audition. Be professional without overdressing. Don’t dress too ‘part specific.’...Learn what colors work on camera. Some just don’t work. Plain colors, no patterns, graphics, or words (for most auditions, not all). Learn what looks good for your skin tone. Just trust your judgment, and if you’re brand new to the biz, ask a friend!” —Jeremy Gordon

2. Accessorize to a fault.

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