Welcome to Dornink Custom Costumes

Dornink, a custom design fashion house in Des Moines, Iowa, can create your costumes to perfectly fit your needs.

Choose from our many styles or design your own and let us make your vision a reality. Dornink styles can be customized to fit your look and your budget.

Dornink has over 30 years of experience creating group costumes for schools, dance companies, Sweet Adelines and other groups across the country.

Founder Faythe Dornink began custom sewing costumes for her daughters in show choir in 1992 when she realized their need for a unique look. In 2005,  designer and daughter Sarah Dornink, educated and trained in New York, joined the business.  The team at Dornink has been creating custom pieces ranging from bridal, evening and cocktail dresses to garmenst out of Bubble Wrap and even bacon in their location in Des Moines’ East Village since 2008.  In 2021, they closed the retail and custom dress design portion of the business and now focus solely on custom costumes for choirs all over the world and costumes for Ballet Des Moines.   


What our clients are saying

“Thanks Sarah! We LOVE our new costumes, and they got rave reviews from the judges!” – Sweet Adeline Olympia

“I just wanted you to know that this is our second weekend out for show choir and we have received so many compliments on our purple suits.  we even won  best costumes overall last weekend at Cedar Rapids Prairie competition.  Thank you so much for your help. We really appreciate it!”   Samantha –  Johnston High School

“Sarah, Thank you for all the help you have given us in the past year. Everyone loved our costumes and we won costume awards, which was fun!”   Robin – Onalaska High School

– Perfect Team

Our Professionals can help you

Sarah Dornink

Sarah was educated and trained in New York at FIT and joined Dornink in 2005.

Faythe Dornink

Faythe was educated at Central College and founded Dornink Custom Dress Design in 1981 and Dornink Show Choir in 1992.

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