Costume Shop

Due to COVID-19, the Costume Shop is closed to the public for the fall semester. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Costume Shop Rental Hours

Our costume shop is a student run business and is open during the following hours:

  • Mondays: 2-5 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 2-5 p.m.
  • Fridays: 2-4:30 p.m.

The costume shop will be open during the following dates, excluding breaks (listed below): 

September 2, 2019 - May 4, 2020

Open for Fall Semester Rentals: September 2, 2019
Closed for Heartland Break: October 3-4, 2019
Closed for Thanksgiving Break: November 28- December 2, 2019
Last Day for Fall Semester Rentals: December 6, 2019
Last Day for Fall Semester Returns: December 12, 2019
Closed for Exams/Christmas Break: December 12, 2019- January 10, 2020

Open for Spring Semester Rentals: January 13, 2020
Closed for Spring Break: March 5- 16, 2020
Closed for Easter Break: April 10-13, 2020
Closed for All-day Choral Festival: April 17, 2020
Last Day for Spring Semester Rentals: April 24, 2020
Closed for Assessment Day: April 30, 2020
Last Day for Spring Semester Returns: May 4, 2020
Closed for Exams/Summer: May 5- August, 2020

If you have a group of 6+ we ask that you make an appointment by emailing the Costume Shop at costumeshop@dordt.edu or calling 712-722-6210.

You can find us in the Ribbens Academic Complex, on the lower level below the Nursing Department. Please use the south entrance.

We thank you for your patronage!


The Costume Shop is a 1,500-square-foot space that is home to most of our costume inventory, seven sewing machines, a cutting table, glue/paint station, and office space. The Costume Shop usually employs 10 to 15 student employees with excellent sewing skills who are involved in creating the costumes for our productions. Most of the costumes are available to the public for a small rental fee plus a refundable deposit.

Our inventory consists of costumes from past productions and has grown every year through generous donations from the community. We have a wide variety of period and character costumes. Stop by and see us in our brightly lit, inviting, new space.