Julie Kathleen Langdan talks with successful actors and actress on what you should wear to your next casting call. Finding a balance in creativity and dressing for the part are both important in how to dress; however being confident in what you wear is key. Dress to impress! Good tips for how to dress at an audition.
Mobile Version – Patrick Kilpatrick
Julie Kathleen Langan sits down with actor Patrick Kilpatrick to discuss what to wear to an audition. Patrick recommends not going to an audition completely dressed up because it screams amateur hour. Instead, he recommends wearing something that just indicates the job. However, depending on the job, dress to impress the casting directors by not going over the top yet wearing clothing that indicates how your character would potentially look like.
You also don’t need to spend top dollar on clothes for the audition! Go to your local thrift store and see what they have to offer to really bring the character you are auditioning for to life to keep costs low!
For more information about Patrick Kilpatrick, visit his IMDb at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453304/
Mobile Version – Candace Kita
Julie Kathleen Langan catches Actress Candace Kita after an audition for her tips as well. Candace explains to not be embarrassed or upset about getting roles that you normally always get. If you have a niche for a certain look, go for that look and book those roles. It’s not about what you think you are, it’s really about how casting perceives you.
What Candace suggests is to give a hint of the character and not to dress up too much as if you were going out for Halloween. Candace also recommends not wearing jewelry because the casting directors may ask to have them removed so they can see the real you. Make sure you also look like your headshot. If you come in looking completely different than the headshot you referred them too, they could be disappointed and may not book you for the role you were auditioning for.
For more information about Candace Kita, visit her IMDb at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0070452/?ref_=sr_1
Mobile Version – Danny Pardo
Actor Danny Pardo adds his advice for dressing to an audition as well. He suggests dressing for the part as well. If you are going out for a part as a priest, dress like a priest! If you are going to go wild with your clothing, make sure to commit to what you are wearing and be confident in yourself.
If you are going to dress crazy, make sure you are ready to go above and beyond and act the part in the audition without being nervous or shy. It is all about the imagination and seeing the character and roll in your mind.
For more information about Danny Pardo, visit his IMDb at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2373963/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Mobile Version – Christina DeRosa
Julie Kathleen Langan also sits down with Actress Christina DeRosa to discuss audition wardrobes. Not all wardrobes for casting calls are up to your own taste, instead Christina’s audition called for a specific wardrobe. Christina believes that wardrobe is extremely important when it comes to auditioning, especially commercials.
Christina suggests that, when it comes to commercial casting, you wardrobe should be tailored to that of the company you are auditioning for. This way it sends a subliminal message to the director and casting directors that those are the colors the have as opposed to wearing competitors colors. Look up the company you are auditioning for and use images you find to influence the way you dress for the audition!
For more information about Christina DeRosa, visit her IMDb at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1981794/?ref_=sr_2
Acting in Style is a show on Actors Entertainment, a channel on the Actors Podcast Network, a Pepper Jay Production.