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What to wear for a Casting Call or Audition?

What is the best outfit for an audition? 

It's essential to make a great first impression! That's why when you walk into the casting room, how you look and carry yourself is something that casting directors are looking out for. Doing your best to look good and show them what you can do could give you an edge in the casting process.

When it comes to your clothing for auditions, keep it clean, simple, and form-fitting. Being uncluttered and minimal is the way to go! Avoid eye-catching pieces so people will focus on you rather than your outfit. The auditioners want to know what they can do with you as an artist, so it's best to avoid anything with logos or labels – remember, you're auditioning to be part of the brand, not already representing another one.


Female model attire

For female models: 

As a female model, it's essential to make sure you present your absolute best look, so be sure to style your hair neatly and tastefully. Nothing beats the classic look of high-waisted skinny jeans, fitted tank tops, or a little black dress - whatever you choose, make it your own! Opt for a classic look with a pair of plain high-heeled pumps, sure to make you look taller and slimmer. And, of course, don't forget to keep your beauty look natural with nude makeup, clean nails, and freshly groomed hair.



We recommend you show your natural state at model castings and not go overboard with makeup. We understand you want to look your best, but less is more in this situation. Instead, save glammed-up looks for the actual shoot! This way, they can get the right makeup for your skin type, so minimal to no makeup is ideal. 

Highlight your natural beauty as the perfect way to make a great impression from the start! It's always best to show your true self to stand out.


Male model attire

For male models

You want to look your best as a male model, so ensure you're always on top of your grooming needs - a fresh haircut, trimmed nails, and clean skin. Additionally, for your outfits, stick to the classic combination of skinny jeans, a fitted plain tee, and smart casual shoes - you'll be sure to exude confidence and style.

If you want to give a good impression of your professional skills, showing off your style is a great way to do it. Don't stress out about choosing the perfect outfit unless you've been asked to wear something specific - keep it simple, and you're sure to make a lasting impression!


Additional tips 

Attitude: Having a positive attitude and keeping up a pleasant, enthusiastic appearance with a smile can go a long way in helping you stand out when the Casting Directors are making their selection. They appreciate and value models that are not only professional but also an easy pleasure to work with.

Arrive Early: If you feel a bit nervous about the competition, don't worry! Arriving early is a great way to give yourself an edge. You'll be able to set a solid first impression and be one of the few people seen right away. Plus, it's a chance to show your confidence and enthusiasm. So don't hesitate to show up early and make the best impression. 

Leave the gum at home! It can certainly be tempting to pop that piece of gum in your mouth, but let's try to keep things professional and presentable. Even though it may not seem like much, let's remember to maintain a classy and respectable atmosphere!

HAVE FUN! If modeling is your passion, EMBRACE IT and revel in it! This is MWP's most important rule. Absorb all the knowledge so you can become the BEST OF THE BEST!


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1 comment

This is a great article for all the new aspiring models as it is essential for uniformity and professionalism. I have attended casting and they prefer heals taller than 4 inches. A casting director told us he can tell the professional from the unprofessional
Models just on attire, so don’t stand out for the wrong reasons. Make
Sure you have your comp card ready as well.

Helen Giron

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