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."