Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Princess Leia's Metal Bikini Still Rules


From Wired: As movie costumes go, it was both small and fleeting, occupying only two minutes of screen time in Return of the Jedi, which many call the weakest of the original Star Wars films.

But nearly a quarter-century later, Princess Leia's slave-girl costume occupies a unique position in pop culture and shows no signs of slipping.

Fans in knock-off outfits can be seen here.

A belly-dancing routine inspired by the costume can be seen here.

There's even a website devoted to "Leia's Metal Bikini."

7 comments:

Plot Baby Plot said...

Another excellent post, Bill.

I look foward to future entries on Tanya Roberts' costume in the "Beastmaster" and Jacqueline Bisset's wet T-shirt in "The Deep"

Bill said...

Ya know, I never thought of those.

Scott Cupp said...

This was still the best two minutes of Return of the Jedi

Bill said...

Yep.

Anonymous said...

iconic moment in women's sci-fi wear.

Victor Gischler

Allan Rast said...

I think everyone remembers Princess Leia and that scene but how many remember the name of the actress who played Princess Leia?

Bill said...

Nobody could ever forget Carrie Fisher.