Applause Costumes and Dancewear

Plan for that perfect Halloween party or get the perfect outfit for the costume ball. Year round you can find your costume, dance wear and related merchandise at Applause Costume and Dancewear.

Delores Colby, or Dory by her friends, has been in the costuming business for over twenty years as owner of her own costume shop and has brought her talent as a costume maker to the Fargo Moorhead area. She used to own a shop in North Carolina and has now opened a new one in Moorhead on 2nd Avenue South. She has a wide variety of costumes for sale and rent as well as design and make your personalized costume with her talent. She has been making costumes most of her life and is very skilled at her profession, bringing years of knowledge and skill in the costuming business as well as the latest designs and techniques available from her membership with the National Costumers Association.

Her store sells and rents costumes as well as designs and makes new ones for sale or rental. She will make a costume to your specifications for your rental if you do not wish to buy one, then renting it out to others afterwards. She will also make costumes for sale to your design specifications for you to purchase. Many of the good stock of costumes she has were made by her, and she is always willing to add to her stock as well as make new ones for sale. She has a wide variety of suppliers to provide you with catalog purchases of other professional costumes for you to choose from.

She also sells costume accessories like hats, wigs, makeup and toy weapons to accentuate the particular costume or outfit of your choice. She has a huge supply of accessories and can order more from several national suppliers with a very quick shipping time. She is always happy to special order whatever you need and will work diligently to meet your costuming needs. She has a very impressive collection of wings and , tiaras and masks for both costuming events and theatrical productions. She stocks professional theatrical makeup by nationally known companies such as Ben Nye, Mehron, Graftobian and Kryolan.

She has a complete clowning line of make up and accessories such as make-up, noses by ProKnows and adhesives and make up removers. She has the complete trial line of ProKnows to test fit and try out the different styles and sizes of ProKnows for you to get just the right clowning nose for you. She also has magic items for sale, both professional and budget kinds for learning and getting into the hobby of magic or for professionals to stock up on those elusive magic items. She has several wholesalers to purchase from and is always willing to find the right magic item you need for your act. She has Qualatex balloons for balloon tying in stock and can special order many more of their products as well as some of their more unique ballooning items.

Applause sells Liturgical Dancewear, tights, leotards and dance and tap shoes. They have a wide variety of dance and theatrical supplies and also carry cheer leading supplies and in many of the local schools colors. She sells and fits both dance and tap shoes and sells or special orders many of them. She has started a new line of swim wear, gymnastics and skate wear with brand names such as Speedo, Danskin and Capezio.

If you have that special or unique costume, theater, recital or professional show you need dance wear or costumes for, Applause Costumes and Dancewear either has it or will make or find it for you. They have a large shop full of things for your every costuming need. They also have a party room for rent that is about forty by twenty feet with separate facilities available.

For more information stop by and visit or call Dory Colby at:
Applause Costumes and Dancewear

788 2nd Avenue South
Moorhead Minnesota 56560
Hours: Monday to Friday Noon- 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

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