After adding some extra material to the ankle area of the boot covers the costume is now complete. Annoyingly, after making all of the modifications to them, the more expensive deluxe boot cover that I purchased ended up being turned into something that resembled the budget boot covers that I could have bought to start with. I had to shorten the length, make them tighter, remove the eyelets and lacing, remove the gold buttons, remove the elastic ‘stirrups’ and replace them with looser ones, and add extra material to the ankles to cover the join between the shoes and the boot covers.
I actually finished the costume whilst listening to the MCM podcast and I cannot wait to wear it now. Only two weeks to go, which should be enough time for all of the needle related wounds to heal up.