The sexy gold bikini worn by Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi” sold at acution for $96,000, E! Online reports.
Fisher wore the skimpy costume in a scene in which she had become a slave of Jabba the Hutt — a scene that remains etched in the fantasies of adolescent boys everywhere who saw the movie when it was first released in 1983.
The buyer was not named, but as part of the purchase price the buyer also receives the accompanying slave collar, some chain links and a letter of authenticity signed by “Star Wars” costume designer Richard Miller.
While the gold bikini was probably the most famous “Star Wars” item sold in the auction, which was run by the company Profiles in History, it was not the most expensive. That honor went to a miniature model of Princess Leia’s “Blockade Runner” flying ship, also known as an Alderaan cruiser. Starpulse notes that the model, the first flying vessel to appear in a “Star Wars” movie, went for $450,000 — a record for a set piece from the “Star Wars” films.
To put the “slave Leia” costume in perspective, here’s a parody PSA about the costume starring “The Big Bang Theory’s” Kaley Cuoco: