Princess Leia's 'Star Wars' Bikini Sells for $96,000 at Auction - NBC Chicago

Princess Leia's 'Star Wars' Bikini Sells for $96,000 at Auction

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    Get your hands on Princess Leia's gold bikini, you will not.

    That's because the iconic "slave Leia" costume sold at auction Friday for a hefty $96,000. Profiles in History, a California-based auction house, hosted a Hollywood inspired auction which included more than 50 items from the "Star Wars" films.

    Donned by Carrie Fisher in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," the bikini made its first and only appearance in the "Star Wars" franchise when Princess Leia was captured by Jabba the Hutt and forced to ditch her staple robe for the skin-baring getup.

    And granted the ensemble–complete with chain collar–didn't get as much screen time as, say, Princess' Leia's double buns hairstyle, the costume is still one of the most famous outfits from all six (soon to be seven) movies.

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    Bidding on the costume began at $80,000. For the $96,000 price tag, the anonymous winner did get a few extra tidbits in addition to said bikini including the collar, a few chain links and a signed letter of authenticity from costume designer Richard Miller.

    Still, that price pales in comparison to the $450,000 another anonymous bidder shelled out for a miniature model of Princess Leia's Blockade Runner space ship (Note: That sale set the record for the most expensive "Star Wars" relic yet).

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