Thanks guys! I'm going to work on the gold skirt today... here's hoping I can machine sew a proper line once I've put the horsehair in, otherwise this is gonna be a looooong day, lololol.
Hsien-Ko: Yeah, I'd sew it to the wig for maximum staying power. As for the pearls, what I'm doing is sculpey + a coat of pearl paint. You'd probably wanna attach that to combs too, or make a hole at the bottom for sewing to the wig.