LadySasha - Wow! Sounds like you had a great find! Also, what is this pleated fabric? That sounds really useful. Can you take a photo of it?
FinalyFantasyXKH - I painted my designs on an original skirt. its really easy and looks nice. The biggest thing for me was finding the right colors. I ended up not actually using it on my final skirt though....
Also, for Mother Gothel wigs try www.wildcatwigs.com
. They're high quality wigs and pretty inexpensive. I've gotten all my princess wigs from there. For gothel my friend had been partial to their Stephanie wig and Diana Ross wig.
Also, I got the Disney game for XBox Kinect! Its so much fun! its made for young children, but as we're all children at heart I'd definitely recommend it! You get to meet all the characters, learn Princess dances, interact, go on fun minigames.... Basically its like going to Disney but without the waiting!
Finally am going to have time to work on my costumes! I can't wait! Cinderella here I come.