Tips for costuming on a budget - I'd also like to add: Find shoes in the basic needed shape at thrift stores; disinfect with Lysol, then paint with acrylic. It should hold up through 1 con, if not longer.
here is my tutorial on how to restore old wigs! I recommend every cosplayer goes through this process every few times you wear your wigs to keep them fresh, clean, and well taken care of. Another version of this tutorial can be found on my website, http://ellenorfishcosplay.weebly.com and on my facebook page, http://facebook.com/EllenorFishCosplay