Cleverly hidden inside the Historic Octagon House!


Formalwear Rental Specials!
Tuxedos from $39.00        Tails from $49.00

Get the LOWEST Tuxedo prices in town!
Bridal Gown Rentals Too!

Marlene's and the Costume Closet of Fond du Lac offer rentals and sales of over 20,000 costumes in two locations to fill your special event needs.   We feature hand-make the fashions of the people in history and places in the world, plus a full line of fantasy characters, animals and monsters!  We are a one stop shop! 

Marlene's serves Every Season!

  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Halloween
  • October-fest
  • Thanksgiving

  • Christmas

  • Mascots

  • Murder Mysteries

  • Plays

  • Restaurant Theme Dinners

An offshoot of the fine quality costuming offered at Marlene's is the

Fantasy Wedding Division

Themes include Gothic, Renaissance, Civil War, Great Gatsby,

1950's, Retro, and Scottish/Irish, just to name a few!

See our Fantasy Wedding page for more info.

Cash and credit cards welcome. Sorry, no checks!

 Photo Gallery

Open Year 'Round

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM  

plus appointments
for Tours & Costume Shopping!

We Ship Anywhere!



Costume Closet



Historic 1856 Octagon House

 276 Linden Street

Fond du Lac, WI  54935

920-922-1608 or 920-922-1608


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