So a lot of work has been done on the woman model since the last update. Attempts at the full costume in zbrush have been made and I have finally gotten around to modeling the hands as show in the video link below.
Alongside this I have also looked into using nCloths from maya for the basis of some of the clothing such as the dress and vest. Below is a screenshot where I have done a quick test with for the vest and dress. I will post more when I have gotten into this further.