Here is a handy – dandy pocket sized guide to your ever growing wardrobe.
While this may not be an exhaustive list of *every* rule a director or stylist could abide by, it is a great general resource for quick reference!
If you can’t sit, or walk with confidence, there’s no way you’ll be able to convince anyone you are the right guy/gal for the job!
No stripes, zig zags or anything flashy. You are there to show them what you’ve got, not what you’ve bought
|Have a variety
Bring multiples in varying shapes and colors to a fitting. Shading can mean the world for that exact right look
While these are a fav of every little girl (and lets’ face it, stage moms too!), they play tricks with the cameras and are not recommended
|Always bring back-up
Spilt your coffee? Splashed by a passing car? Another actor in the same Aritzia top as you? Always be prepared with a ‘just in case’ outfit
Pretty much for the same reasons as sparkles and sequins, neon is not flattering unless you are specifically styled that way by your wardrobe team
|Keep it simple
Fussing and mussing about isn’t only distracting to you, but to the directors and casting agents as well. Showcase yourself, not all those extra layers
|Showing *too much* skin
Especially for kids! Avoid spaghetti straps and short shorts
|Always be cleaned and pressed/steamed
Whether you prefer an old fashioned iron, or a new styled hand steamer, make sure you are wrinkle free. It shows you have put effort into your appearance without showing the effort behind the thousands of auditions and late night commutes
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|Lead with confidence
Sometimes thinking outside the box is the best course of action. Your acting, attitude and confidence will sell your audition far more than a carefully chosen t-shirt
It does not show well on screen, there is this horrible orange aura! Accenting with red is ok, but nothing overbearing
Shopping for your acting wardrobe doesn’t have to be a laborious chore, scope out second hand and vintage shops. Above all else, remember to HAVE FUN!
Here is a printable option for you! Acting Wardrobe Printable