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How To Prepare For A Casting

How To Be Prepared for a Casting Call on Fashion Donuts

If you just read How To Prepare For A Go-See, we get a little technical on what to bring and wear to a casting call.

Before we get started:

Casting Call – Notices of modeling jobs. These usually have specifications of an upcoming production and the type and size or model they are looking for.

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What to Bring

Keep a tote bag or purse handy and don’t leave home without these!

Comp Cards
  • If you don’t have a card yet bring snapshots or digitals of you.
  • Actors can get away with a headshot.
  • A 9×12 book of images showing your best work.
  • A tablet with a folder of images of your best work.
  • If you are still building your portfolio that is OK. Your comp card or headshot can usually take its place.
  • Mainly for actors, models rarely use a resume but it wouldn’t hurt to have one.
  • Type up the commercials, gigs, shoots and shows that you have done including all training.
  • PS: you can download your FREE resume


Keeping a beauty routine is not only healthy but also shows the client that you take pride in yourself and career.

Day Before

Dedicate some time to pamper and prepare. These are all DIY from home and do not require expensive treatments or salon visits… (unless you want to).

Day Of

In the morning, drink a large glass of water. If your face is puffy, try a 15 min cardio workout to help with circulation.

  • Moisturize face and body as needed.
  • Makeup (if any) should be light and simple. A little concealer, lip balm and a quick brush of mascara to the ends of your lashes go a long way.

What to Wear

Does the casting information specify what to wear? If not, that’s alright! Most of the time wearing something simple with clean lines is just fine.


Wear something that flatters your body and that you feel comfortable in. Try to avoid logos, patterns, prints, and stripes. Solid colors work best.

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