Scruffy-looking Nerf herder buys Slave Leia bikini costume at auction
I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of once-prepubescent voices cried out with excitement and were suddenly silenced. It can only mean one thing: Someone has purchased Princess Leia's "slave bikini" at a Hollywood auction.
Reuters reports that the costume, worn by actress Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, sold for a cool $96,000. According to Boingboing.net, the bikini came complete with the collar and several links of the chain that Leia used to strangle Jabba the Hutt. Seriously, I'd have paid double.
Among the other '80s-era artifacts sold Friday: the 16-inch model of the rebel starship ($450,000) from the original Star Wars movie; Indiana Jones' bullwhip ($204,000) and his jacket and fedora ($72,000).