Iconic Princess Leia Bikini Costume From ‘Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi’ Heading To Auction

One of the most iconic costumes from “Star Wars” is coming to auction. Beginning July 1, collectors will be able to bid for Princess Leia’s bikini outfit ensemble that Carrie Fisher wore in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.”

Heritage Auctions has yet to set a pre-sale estimate.

Leia was forced to wear the gold bikini while she was being held as a slave by Jabba the Hutt in the hit 1983 film. The “Slave Leia” outfit spawned Halloween costumes galore for decades after becoming such a memorable scene.

The seven-piece ensemble includes:

  • one bikini brassiere
  • two bikini plates (front and back)
  • two hip rings
  • one armlet
  • one bracelet

The outfit was created by Richard Miller, the chief sculptor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

“Based on designs by Nilo Rodis-Jamero, Miller created a wire armature on a mannequin created from Carrie Fisher’s body cast, then sculpted the details using jewelers techniques with wax,” Heritage Auctions writes in the description lot. “With the wax sculpts, he produced test castings in resin and finally in red-colored urethane. The bikini brassiere is the early version crafted of rigid resin and is production used, as evidenced by eye hook on-set repair and glue residue on the interior surface from attempts to add material to make it more comfortable for Fisher. The textile elements, including brown faux suede lining and skirt veils, are recreated for display, as well as the leather cording and wig.”

The most expensive piece of “Star Wars” memorabilia ever sold was a complete R2-D2 unit for $2.75 million in 2017, according to CNN.

The costume is part of Heritage Auctions’ Hollywood/Entertainment Signatures Auction. The auctions lasts until July 25-26.

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