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.
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