It is best if one person measures and another writes.
Please give measurements in inches, NOT S,M,L,XL
Be sure to start with the correct end of the tape measure.
Don't pull the tape measure tight. If it's cutting in, it's too tight.
Be real. Measure the body, not the clothes.
Write in Pen. Black or Blue ink.
Write Clearly. We have to be able to read it.
How tall are you? How much do you weigh? We need these measurement to get the overall body shape. If you don't know the weight, leave it blank.
What size suit/dress do you wear? If the person being measured doesn't know their size leave it blank.
Measure around the fullest part of the chest/bust. Have the person being measured take a deep breath.
Measure around the natural waist. Male: Belly Button. Female: Smallest part of the waist. We do mean the waist, not where the person is wearing their pants. It may be helpful to pin a ribbon around the natural waist.
Measure around the fullest part of the hip. Please remove all keys, cell phones, wallets, etc.
Waist to Floor:
Measure natural waist to floor. Again from the waist, not where their pants are. Remember wear your show shoes for measurements. If you do not have your show shoes be bare foot.
Measure from waist to desired hem length. Do they have the correct shoes on?
Out Seam can not be longer than Waist to Floor.
Measure from crotch to desired hem length. Pull pants all the way up.
Think about this: In Seam cannot be longer than Out Seam.
Measure around base of neck.
With elbow slightly bent, measure from center back neck, along shoulder, down arm to wrist.
Measure shoulder point to shoulder point, across back. The shoulder point is the bone you can feel at the top of the arm. Don't measure the shirt.
Measure around the circumference of the head above the ears.
Measure underarm to wrist.
Measure shoulder point to wrist.
Underarm to Waist:
Measure from armpit to waist. NOTE: that's WAIST, not WRIST. Underarm to wrist is the 'In Sleeve'.
Measure around the fullest part of the thigh. Especially for athletic builds.
Measure around the fullest part of the biceps. Ask the person being measured to 'Make a Muscle'. Especially for athletic builds.
What about Padding? Fat
padding, Pregnancy padding, Hump, etc.
Padding can be used for a number of reasons:
Costumes By Dusty
Costumes for all occasions
324 Exchange Drive • Arlington Texas 76011
(817) 548-5767 • Fax (817) 277-8889