I’m studying costume design in school this year and we use these things called croquis as the basis for our sketches. It’s a basic outline of a person with some extra lines to indicate proportion and scale and such. We trace them so that we can make sure that what we’re designing has something to do with the reality of the body of a person who might be wearing the costume, pretty self-explanatory.
Early in the year, my professor gave us a packet of croquis, but it only had 3: “average woman,” “plus size woman,” ”average man.” The plus size woman looks to be about a size 14, so when I did a project on clothing for fat female-assigned genderqueer people inspired by Majestic (you can see the final sketches here, here, and here), I asked my professor if she had any bigger croquis. Could this really be it? She said she didn’t have, but I could probably google it. Sure enough, I easily found fat seen-as-female croquis.
Now I’m looking to do something with fat men, or even at the very least men who don’t look like my “average man” croquis. So I went back to my pal google. Nothing. They aren’t there. Is anyone better at google than I am? Can I get some help finding the tools to design clothes for fat menfolk, please?