I've been looking for other Millenia cosplayers, so I can get an idea of what others have done.
hmm.. I know there was another on the web somewhere..
I'm pretty sure there's one on fansview, but I don't remember when I saw it.
In any case.. I'm working on the shoes today. I do think that the gold fabric paint I bought will work well for both the boots and the velveteen. I tried some swatches last night, and it worked well.
I don't know how the velveteen will handle large ammounts of the fabric paint yet.. so we'll have to see.