HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! 👻 🎃 ✨
You’d be surprised how many times I get asked this question: should you ever wear a costume to an audition?
And I get it – if you get an audition where you need to be someone who wears a particular outfit (like a policeman, fireman, etc.) you might feel pressured to get that particular outfit.
But I promise you, this is not necessary. Well… most of the time.
See what I mean in this week’s episode of #GuruTips for Actors!

Should actors ever wear costumes to auditions? Well…Click to Tweet This Episode of #GuruTips!

So the short answer is: NO! DON’T WEAR COSTUMES TO AUDITIONS! YOU WILL LOOK CRAY!
The long answer is: NO! DON’T WEAR COSTUMES TO AUDITIONS! … except when casting asks you to wear something in particular, like a lab coat or a certain color shirt.
Our social media director, Evin Michaels, just told me recently he had another audition where he was told to dress like “Cupid”. That was the only note. So in this case, you do what you can, and you make it work. Remember – casting doesn’t expect you to come in full wardrobe; this is just an after all!
I hope this helped! And now I want to hear from YOU! Have you had an audition where you considered showing up in costume? (Maybe you even DID show up in costume?) Share in the comments below!
And remember – if you have a question on your mind, please send it to [email protected], and I’ll answer it in a future episode of Guru Tips For Actors! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, so you don’t miss any #GuruTips!

xo and have a safe Halloween,
Ajarae Coleman | Workshop Guru

 

 

P.S. Like the ‘stache? 😁

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Ajarae Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at ClaimASeat.com to be notified when the doors open for new members.

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  1. […] You’d be surprised how many times I get asked this question: should you ever wear a costume to an audition? And I get it – if you get an audition where you need to be someone who wears a particular outfit (like a policeman, fireman, etc.) you might feel pressured to get that particular outfit. But I promise you, this is not necessary. Well… most of the time. See what I mean in this week’s episode of #GuruTips for Actors! Read the full blog and get all the info! […]

  2. Had an HBO audition several years ago for a part of satanic leader. After listening to a much less experienced actor, who was booking a lot more than I, I took his advice and went in costume (dress suit) with hair and face make-up, much more than your ‘stach in the above pic. After getting there the assistant told me they eliminated that role. Since then I’ve followed your DON’T WEAR COSTUMES TO AUDITIONS!

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