The size of some characters matter. Take a close look at some stories and you’ll realize that there are plot movements affected by a character’s size. A character’s spouse may have cheated when they found someone hot at the gym. A character may have been bullied because of being overweight. This is why a casting director may need your measurements for costume fittings at your acting audition. Always keep your measurements handy and keep them up to date.
If you haven’t taken your measurements yet and don’t know how, here’s a guide to do it yourself correctly.
Before you begin measuring yourself, make sure of the following:
Revisit your measurements from time to time or weigh yourself every month. Perhaps observe whether you’re losing inches off your clothes. As you lose or gain weight/muscle, make sure that your profile is updated.
Remember, if your measurements are not accurate, it could mean showing up for a shoot only to get sent home if the clothes don’t fit. Worse, if you pretend like everything’s fine, the fit will make you feel awkward and uncomfortable throughout the shoot, and the costume could get torn on camera. Do it right, do it properly, and make sure your costume fits well.