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Auction of Princess Leia's Slave Costume a Fantasy Come True?

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By    |   Friday, 18 Sep 2015 07:44 AM

Princess Leia's slave bikini costume that Carrie Fisher wore during 1983's "Return of the Jedi" has been called every boy's fantasy and it could fetch as much as $120,000 when it goes up for bidding on Oct. 1, a little more than two months before the reboot of the "Star Wars" movie franchise.

The iconic costume made of gold-painted urethane rubber is being auctioned off during Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction 74, according to CNET.com. Opening bids for the costume start at $80,000,

"These original flexible pieces were used on set before being returned to the ILM model shop and replaced by altered versions, since several elements had to be resized due to Carrie Fisher's weight loss during shooting," according to the auction house's description.

"The lot comes with early production slides showing a model sporting the outfit, design drawings, photos, notes and Carrie Fisher's measurements," said Amanda Kooser, of CNET.com. "It's not just a Leia costume, it's the entire history of the costume that's up for auction."

Brian Chanes, consignment manager at Profiles in History, told the New York Post that the costume was "… every schoolboy's fantasy but it's also a very signature, iconic piece."

Rolling Stone said Fisher, who will be starring in "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens" in December, was critical of her character, the costume and her transformation in "Return of the Jedi" in a 1983 interview.

"The only way they knew to make the character strong was to make her angry," said Fisher. "In 'Return of the Jedi,' she gets to be more feminine, more supportive, more affectionate. But let's not forget that these movies are basically boys' fantasies. So the other way they made her more female in this one was to have her take off her clothes."

"The Force Awakens" is arguably the most anticipated movie of the year with trailers for the first "Star Wars" movie in about 30 years receiving more than million views online hours after its release. Along with a new cast of stars, Fisher returns as Princess Leia along with Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Harrison Ford as Hans Solo.

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Princess Leia's slave bikini costume that Carrie Fisher wore during 1983's "Return of the Jedi" has been called every boy's fantasy and it could fetch as much as $120,000 when it goes up for bidding on Oct. 1, a little more than two months before the reboot of the "Star Wars" movie franchise.
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