- Twitch streamer says she’s receiving backlash for ‘getting men banned’ 4 Years Ago
- ‘Game of Thrones’ fulfilled a twisted version of its biggest prophecy Today 8:17 AM
- Minions memes are more popular than the far-right on Telegram Today 7:35 AM
- ‘Best of Nextdoor’ reveals the true insanity of modern life Today 7:30 AM
- How to watch ‘Jeopardy’ for free Today 7:00 AM
- There’s a water bottle hiding in the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale Today 6:46 AM
- What happens to Disney’s Loki TV series after ‘Avengers: Endgame’? Today 6:30 AM
- Brienne writing Jaime’s history is the best meme from the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale Today 6:25 AM
- How to stream live TV on PlayStation 4 Today 6:00 AM
- How to watch Disney XD online for free Today 5:30 AM
- Who survived the ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale? Sunday 10:21 PM
- Justin Bieber fans are damaging one of Iceland’s top tourist spots Sunday 1:28 PM
- James Charles drops 41-minute response video to Tati Westbrook’s accusations Sunday 1:15 PM
- Watch what happens when this Twitch streamer quits his job on camera Sunday 12:25 PM
- Men are finally sharing their abortion stories Sunday 10:58 AM
Original Princess Leia ‘Star Wars’ bikini sells for $96,000 at auction
Just in time for Halloween.
One of the most iconic costumes in sci-fi history just sold at auction for a whopping $96,000.
The Profiles in History auction began on Oct. 1, and included several other items of classic Star Wars memorabilia, including a prototype Darth Vader helmet and a tooth from the Sarlacc Pit.
The outfit, which consists of a metallic bikini, collar, and chain, has long been a staple of fan conventions and cosplay projects, becoming the archetypal geek culture pin-up costume. Now some lucky Star Wars fan has their hands on the original, just in time for Halloween.
Surprisingly, Leia’s bikini was not the most sought-after item on sale. A miniature version of Leia’s Blockade Runner spaceship, which appeared in A New Hope, sold for $450,000, making it one of the most expensive items of Star Wars memorabilia in the world. By comparison, Luke Skywalker’s first lightsaber sold for a mere $240,000 in 2008. There’s no accounting for taste.
H/T Comicbook.com | Photo via The Conmunity/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor