Well, she saw them...long story short I had two days to pull the rest of the costume together (and two days with no power thanks to Sandy). Today has been a mad rush of glue guns and this stroke of last minute (literally, it took 15 minutes) genius. My son is now short one pair of rubber boots, but who knows he may prefer them this way.
Glitter (butterfly) boots...
Mod Podge + rubber boots + a big bag of turquoise glitter = awesomeness!