For skirts and pants, measure the widest area around the hips to ensure your measurements are within the given range.
For costumes, this is where the top of the belt (or full costume bottom) sits. This point is usually lower on the hips than standard pants and skirts. Find the most flattering place around the hips where you want your costume to sit and use that measurement for the high hip.
Bra measurement around the rib cage or chest
The actual cup size of the costume is given. However, the addition or removal of padding makes most bras suitable for a range of sizes.
- For full costumes, the measurement is from the high hip
- Pants are measured from the inseam to the floor
- If the belt is attached to the skirt, the measurement is taken from the bottom of the belt to the floor unless specified otherwise