• Wardrobe Tips

    Sarge_jokersPAYattention Got a big gig coming up? Planning on throwing on your favorite outfit complete with all the little accessories that identify your personality and make you unique as a person? Well, before you make a final decision on your attire, maybe you should keep the below tips in mind:

    1. Test drive new clothes with the shoes you’ll be wearing. Stretch, crouch, stand, sit, cross your legs, bend over, and jump up and down.

    Sarge Tip

    If you have to tug at your clothing to put it back in place or make it more comfortable, it’s the wrong outfit.

    2. Keep it non-constrictive. If you can’t breathe, you can’t sing.

    3. Always try clothing on with the undergarments you’ll be wearing onstage (highly recommended, even if you usually go commando).

    4. If you sweat profusely during your performance or utilize any other type of messy fluids (fake blood, paints, etc.), consider bringing an extra outfit to change into so you can meet and greet your fans after the performance.

    5. Short skirts and elevated stages don’t mix, unless you’re actually trying to give the people in the first 2 rows an extra show. Test this with the shoes you’ll be wearing onstage–higher shoes can make it worse.

    6. Choose clothing that has good “memory” after it stretches. Stretched-out clothing is an invitation to disaster.

    7. Beware of cheap dyes that run when you sweat. Navy blue, red, and black are often the worst offenders.

    Sarge Tip

    If you wear dark clothing, travel with a sticky lint roller and use it right before you step out onstage.

    8. Double spaghetti straps or ties are safer than single strands. Double hooks on halter necklines are also safer.

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    Have a brutally honest friend with a critical eye look for potential problems with your wardrobe choice.

    9. Be aware of T-shits that contain offensive words or images on them (unless you’re going for that). This is especially true at “all-ages” shows.

    10. Consider a choreographed theme for your band to stand out. Wear similar colors or accessories so it looks like all your members are actually apart of the same band. Costumes always turns heads.

    Sarge Tip

    Don’t wear your own band T-shirts you egomaniac! Have your eye candy of a merch girl/guy do that for you!

     

    Compiled by Chris Erwin