You Can Now Own Sci-Fi’s Most Iconic Bikini

Carrie Fisher in Return of the Jedi

Screenshot: Lucasfilm

Star Wars is well-known for its iconic costumes, but neither Padmé’s gowns nor Han Solo’s blue/brown jacket are as infamous as maybe the skimpiest garment worn on-screen in the entire franchise: Princess Leia’s bikini, prisoner garb forced upon the captive Rebel by Jabba the Hutt. Now, the costume once worn by Carrie Fisher is going up for auction, with an estimated price as huge as the garment is small.

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The starting bid for the ensemble seen in 1983’s Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi is $30,000 at Heritage Auctions, which bills it as a “production made bikini costume from [ILM chief sculptor] Richard Miller.” It comes with the following: bikini brassiere, front and back “bikini plates,” two hip rings, one armlet, and one bracelet, all crafted by Miller in collaboration with Return of the Jedi costumer designer Nilo Rodis-Jamero.

More details: “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.” Even if it weren’t a highly valuable display item, it still isn’t something you’d wear to the beach… imagine sitting down in that thing! (The textile parts of the costume—which is over 40 years old, after all—are recreations, as is the included wig.)

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Visit Heritage Auctions here before July 25 if you have tens of thousands of dollars to bid on this memorable piece of Star Wars history.

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