What to Wear to an Audition
Here are some tips and tricks to help you choose the correct clothing for your next audition. It's important that you wear something that you’re comfortable in. You need to be able to move around easily, and focus on your acting, singing, or dancing.If you’re uncomfortable, you’ll look uncomfortable.
Wear something that makes you feel good when you look in the mirror. Don’t go for clothing that makes you feel extremely out of your comfort zone; you want your clothes to boost your confidence.
If you're auditioning for an acting job, study the role and think about a way to dress in the style of that character, without wearing a full-on costume. If you’re playing a character from the 90s, wear something that reflects that era. If you’re playing a grungey, rebellious character, go for black clothing with some boots.
Always avoid clothing with large brand names or logos on them because it can be distracting. On a similar note, avoid large, heavy jewellery and heavy makeup. Bring along a professional looking bag that can fit anything you might need. Sheet music, a big water bottle, a change of clothes or shoes if you need it, some backup makeup, hair supplies, or snacks. If you have back-to-back auditions, consider bringing some blotting sheets to take away the sweat!
For those that wear dresses, try to have a smart, adaptable dress in your wardrobe for auditions. Consider having tights and a leotard underneath if you also need to dance during auditions. It’s also good to have a pair of jazz trousers, leggings, and trainers in your wardrobe. Consider throwing in a little detail that would make you stand out, like a bright bow or headband in your hair, a navy dress instead of a black dress, etc.
If you have a fringe or anything else that could get in your eyes/face, be sure to pin it back in some way before you begin the audition so that nothing breaks your focus.
Be comfortable, confident, and in the right vibe for the role. You’ve got this!