Berenice Stage Costume Hire   Measurement Guidelines
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Measurement Guidelines

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Measurements for a costume are given to aid the costumiers to get the right fit for the actor. 

Different styles of costumes are provided in theatrical productions and just giving 'street clothes' sizes will not ensure that the actor/actress gets a good fit. 

So "38 Regular" is insufficient.
We prefer sizes in inches but can cope with other measurements.

Please note that waist measurement for men is largest measurement around the trunk not trouser waist size

Gentlemen's Measurement Sheet

male measurements
Hat size as a measurement around the widest part of the head. 
Collar size around the widest part of the neck. Note UK standard collar sizes are sufficient
Across the shoulders
Outside arm (bent)
Across the back (from armpit to armpit)
Chest size ( note Trunk measurement is largest measurement around the upper body)
Waist at natural waist (modern clothes are usually below this line). It is safer to use the largest measurement around the trunk
Inside Leg. Actual size please not what the actor usually wears
Around calf

Ladies' Measurement Sheet

Hat size
Collar size around the widest part of the neck.
Across the shoulders
Bust size
Inside arm
Outside arm. Measure whilst bent
Across the back (from armpit to armpit)
Waist 
Hips
Around Thigh
 Nape to floor

You can download blank spreadsheets from the list below. Use PDF if you just wish to print off sheets to be filled in by hand and sent via royal mail. These are all in landscape format.

Download measurement chart as an PDF file  (read with free Adobe Reader from www.adobe.com)

The following formats allow you download the forms to fill in electronically and return via email.

Microsoft Office

Download measurement chart as an Excel Document (use with Microsoft Excel)

Download measurement chart as an Word (97-2003) Document (use with Microsoft Word print in lanscape mode)

Open Office

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Download measurement chart as an Open Office Text Document

Most other wordprocessors

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