UPDATE: New version here.
I kinda missed jumping on the bandwagon when the explosion of dForce stuff came out, but since then I've started finding some time to experiment. My initial plan was to pose her mid-dance, run dForce, and see what came of it. Mind you, initially I was also trying to get her hair flying via dForce, so multiple crashes later...
Between a simpler, closer-to-starting-T pose and not trying to simulate hair, I was able to get dForce to complete without crashing! My next plan is to try setting up an animation timeline starting from a something like this and ending with a more mid-dance pose. Speaking of which, depending on what the scene's trying to say, this pose might need more tweaking. It's a bit more belligerent than what I originally envisioned.
Also, this is a starting foray into mucking about with textures (okay, texture.). I don't like the stock tops that Trumpet Dress comes with. (The floral and lace styles are fine as outerwear, but send a very different message as the only thing covering up top.) So I tried to give it a top to match the Fade Out bottom. Cue a bunch of wrestling with Gimp's selection mechanics, and I think I like the effect.
Comments, criticisms, advice on dForce/animating, condemnations of my fashion sense (or lack thereof)?