Size chart for historical costumes

We measure directly on the body, only through underwear. Not all data is required for all costumes. Please select only relevant data. When in doubt, fill in more than less. The assistance of a second person is strongly recommended! During the measurement, we stand upright, naturally relaxed. Do not tighten the tape measure too much when measuring.

Length in cm
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8A
What to measure
Body height: upright posture, standing on a solid ground.
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8B
What to measure
Head circumference across the forehead: across forehead and back of the head. If you are going to wear a wig, measure including it, or add 2cm (4/5 inch)
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8C
What to measure
Neck circumference: across lower part underneath the Adam's apple.
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8D
What to measure
Chest circumference (breath in): in front across the nipples, under arms, in the back a little higher (approx. 5cm / 2inches above the front level).
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8E
What to measure
Waist circumference: (approx. 6-8cm / 2-3” above the front hip bone); When oversize, please note your maximal circumference across your belly.
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8F
What to measure
Circumference across hip bones: approx. 6-8cm / 2-3” below the navel.
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8G
What to measure
Thigh circumference: flexed muscle across the widest part.
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8H
What to measure
Knee circumference: across slightly bent knee joint.
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8I
What to measure
Calf circumference: across flexed calf muscle.
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8J
What to measure
Ankle circumference: across the joint.
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8K
What to measure
Inner leg length: from crotch to the bottom; standing astride.
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8L
What to measure
Requested length of the trousers/skirt: from waistline to the trousers/skirt lower edge. If you are going to wear heel shoes, put on these shoes before measuring!
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8M
What to measure
Upper arm circumference: across flexed biceps at bent arm.
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8N
What to measure
Elbow circumference: at slightly bent arm.
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8P
What to measure
Wrist circumference: across the joint.
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8Q
What to measure
Shoulder length: from the highest shoulder area (at neck) to the centre of the shoulder joint.
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8R
What to measure
Arm length: measure from the shoulder´s outside at slightly bent arm over the elbow joint to the wrist.
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8S
What to measure
Frontal chest breadth: from one armpit across chest to the other armpit.
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8T
What to measure
Front torso length: from the hollow between collarbones, between breasts down to the waistline.
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8U
What to measure
Chest height: from the highest shoulder edge at the neck down to the nipple.
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8V
What to measure
Back length: from lowest neck vertebra down to the waistline.
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8W
What to measure
Rear back breadth: from one armpit across shoulder blades to the other armpit.
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8X
What to measure
Requested length of the costume: from lowest neck vertebra down to the lower edge of the costume (coat, dress, jacket, ... ) If you are going to wear heel shoes, put on these shoes before measuring!
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8Y
What to measure
Seat depth: sitting on a solid chair / bench, measure from the waistline down to the sitting level.
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8Z
What to measure
Side length of the torso: sitting on a solid chair / bench, measure from the armpit to the waistline, upright position.

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