Quick Tips for Castings & Open Calls



You may know of a casting call or open call in advance, but often they come up really last minute. Read below for a list of some quick tips that apply to casting calls as well as agency visits so you are never caught off-guard!

  • Be prepared! Always have your model bag packed & ready so you never have to scramble to get everything together. Check out my Model Bag Essentials post for everything that you need to have. I also have a post for men!

  • Practice your walk, poses, and faces every chance you get to ensure you're always on point.

  • Read the casting requirements thoroughly: if they say show up in all black and bring a pair of sneakers with you, then be sure to do that! You never want to show up wearing the wrong attire or not bring something that they specifically requested.

  • Do your homework: Know something about the agency or client you are meeting.

  • Be natural: Your make-up should be minimal to show off your natural beauty, and your hair shouldn't be too done up. You want to be a blank canvas.

  • No nail polish or nail art. Keep it simple & natural with clear, nude, or sheer.

  • Pull your hair back so that they can see your face and bone structure.

  • Never be late!

  • Have good posture: stand up straight and keep your shoulders back, even while you're waiting in line. You never know who may be watching, so you don't want to be caught slouching.

  • Be confident! It’s okay if you don’t have a lot of experience, if you are sure of yourself it will make a huge difference in your overall presence.


I hope this quick-list helps you be prepared for your next casting call! Check out What Designers Look For at a Casting Call & Runway Casting Call 101 for more in-depth information on casting calls.


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