Can you add a bustle for walking around con? Can you add a bigger petticoat or hoops underneath to poof it out? Wear really, really big heels? (won't be seen with a skirt that long)
With that much work on the bottom hem, you may need to have it professionally altered (had to do that with my actual wedding gown, $300 just for the length alteration later...) They can usually take it up at the waist or inconspicuous spot so you don't lose the details.
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