9th May 2013: Boots! After months and months of searching I have finally bought the boots for this!
Getting them custom made from BBeauty Designs on Etsy, and they are so perf. For the same money I would pay for innacurate heels, I'm getting accurate ones and the custom spats to match. Still a lot of money but worth it.
So maybe I can get this costume done now, but I'm still not setting a date in case things go wrong again.