Princess Leia's iconic gold "slave" costume, worn by actress Carrie Fisher in Return of the Jedi, fetched an astounding $96,000 at auction on Oct. 1. The name of the lucky winning bidder was not released.
Bidding began at $80,000 for the online auction, which was run by Profiles in History. Along with the costume itself, the lot included a certificate of authenticity signed by Industrial Light and Magic designer Richard Miller.
Fisher wore the risqué costume in the scene in which she is held captive by Jabba the Hut on Tatooine. The outfit had made many appearances in pop culture such as Friends, Family Guyand Chuck.
Despite the high price, the gold bikini wasn't the most impressive win of the auction. A miniature model of the blockade runner, which was flown by Princess Leia, was sold for $450,000. Further proof that anything connected to intergalactic royalty is clearly worth a pretty penny.
Culled from UK Mirror