Needed to refresh this since I'm considering doing the costume myself this year.
I have a slight dilemma on the skirt too since I would love to wear it as a regular regency dress but lift it somehow when I want to look like I'm about to attack some zombies. The idea that I came up with but not sure if its going to work is this:
I was thinking of putting ribbon through the skirt, kind of weaving in and out and attaching it to the bottom. Then I was going to attach either all the ribbon to a button or have a button for each ribbon at the waist line. And when I'm ready for action, I pull on the buttons to bring the skirt up, thus freeing my legs for some high kicks, hypothetically.
Does this sound doable? Does anyone else have another idea?