At www.CosplayHouse.com, we know that sizing a costume can be almost as stressful as choosing one. Costume manufacturers provide us with general size guidelines which typically correspond to regular clothing sizes. These sizes are posted in parentheses next to the size selection buttons in each specific item.
With your feet slightly apart, stand in stocked feet, your back against the wall. Then measure from top of your head to the bottom of the floor.
Have the person stand with both feet in the center of the scale.
3. Head Circumference
As shown on the diagram, circumference is measured just above the head and on top of your ears. Gently wrap the tape around the head making certain tape lies midway on your occipital bone (the little bump in the middle of the back of your head).
Lay a collar shirt that fits you perfectly and measure the center of the collar button to the far end of the button hole; or measure around the base of your neck.
Holding the measure tape; horizontally measure from the tip of one shoulder across the back to the other tip of the shoulder.
6. Bust / Chest
Wrap around the widest point of your chest.
7. Sleeve Length
A) Measure from tip of the shoulder to the wrist.
B) Measure from the wrist bone to the tip of the pinky finger.
Starting at your belly button, wrap the measuring tape completely around your waist.
Secure the measure tape at the fullest part of your hip area, then wrap around your hip to measure.
Measure the right leg from the underside of the crotch (known as the top inseam point) to the bottom side of the ankle (the lowest inseam point).
While standing up in place, measure a few inches down from your crotch seam around your fullest part of the upper leg.
About two inches below the bottom of your knee cap; measure around the lower leg. Measure your measurements in exact. Please be careful not to add any additional length.
A) Known as the top inseam point; measure the underside of the crotch to your knee.
B) Measure from your knees to the bottom side of your ankle (the lowest inseam point).