Besides the fact she had to wear it, her face and body are almost always associated with it. But for a costume that appears briefly in one movie, it does open a mixed bag of feelings for Fisher, the people who worked on Return of the Jedi set, and the fans who covet it. The bikini was inspired in part by the work of Frank Frazetta, an artist who designed covers for comics such as the Buck Rogers series, along with movie posters.
It was one of the most highly anticipated items included in the event, which featured a number of high-profile pieces of movie memorabilia. The winner, who was not named, also received the collar, several chain links and a letter of authenticity provided by Industrial Light and Magic designer Richard Miller. Despite the sky-high price of the costume, it was not the most expensive item to sell.
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For the latest business news and markets data, please visit CNN Business. She was Fisher is best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the massively popular space saga, which sealed her place in pop culture history. Some of the most memorable aspects of her portrayal of the feisty princess were the iconic outfits and hairstyles she wore in the original trilogy.
A wealthy fanboy, presumably, is now the proud owner of the famous "slave bikini" donned by Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" films. Fisher wore the outfit during the movie's famous sequence in Jabba the Hutt's palace when Leia infiltrates the mob boss's palace in an attempt to rescue Han Solo. Leia is captured, chained up and put in the outfit.
Princess Leia was only 19 when we meet her in Star Wars: A New Hopewhich is surprising because she already carried herself with the poise and determination of a much more experienced individual. Her brash demeanor, bravery and style made her a beloved character to all Star Wars fans. Leia Organa had grew up as the adopted daughter of Bail Organa, Senator and patriarch of the Organa house, one of most noble ancient houses of the galaxy.
Well, now's your chance - if you have a lot of cash lying around. Several bikinis were made for the "slave girl" look, as Fisher's weight loss during production required a number of alterations. And if you were thinking this is pretty pricey for what amounts to some metal and plastic tied together, know this: six stills boasting the film's original name, "Revenge of the Jedi", come with the lot.
A new rumor suggests that Disney and Lucasfilm have banned the use of Slave Leia in any and all Star Wars merchandising including action figures and comics. In a posting on FacebookMarvel Comics cover artist J. Scott Campbell said that the outfit is well on its way to retirement:. You will NOT see and future merchandising featuring the slave outfit ever again.