I'm insane amounts of broke but have been doing a lot of looking around at thrift stores and goddamn, I've been finding some pretty good stuff.
The following are from GoodWill. Like this black velvet dress which was originally calf-length and had this tacky rhinestone bow in the collar and rhinestone straps, but I cut a lot off the bottom and used some as straps. The top part of it is a bit like a corset which is pretty good in maintaining its shape. I'm excited to wear it but I measured the skirt length wrong and so its pretty short hahaha.