I once read an interview with Terry Nation, who created the daleks, in which he stated that the inspiration for the daleks came when he saw a woman wearing a hoop dress. The gliding walk struck him as spooky and this thought led on to the creation of the classic monster.
It certainly ought to be possible to make this dress. The hat might be a problem though.
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