Princess Leia's Star Wars slave costume to auction for £60,000

It's the stuff of Ross Geller's dreams... A slave costume made for Princess Leia for the 1983 movie Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is heading to auction with an estimate of £40,000 - £60,000.

Princess Leia slave costume to auction at ThePropstore Auction
Image: PropStore Auction


The costume is one of the start lots at the next PropStore Auction and has a £20,000 starting bid.

The screen worn version was worn by Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in a scene when Leia was enslaved by Jabba the Hutt and forced to wear a dancing girl costume.

The ensemble was designed by sculptor Richard Miller based on designs by Nilo Rodis-Jamero, the costumer designer for Return of the Jedi.

Miller initially made wax sculptures of the design that were then shaped to fit Carrie Fisher exactly, prior to making the final design in a red-colored urethane rubber.

This costume, which is not screen worn, is made up of pieces from Richard Miller's collection including the top bra, an armband, a pair of boots, with the two burgundy skirt sections being reproductions to complete the look..

The descriptions states that the boots were worn by Carrie Fisher during costume fittings. 

The lot is accompanied by a photograph taken during the movie shoot showing Carries Fisher wearing the ensemble with the prototype boots, and a letter of authenticity signed by Richard Miller.

Whilst not screen worn, it's expected the costume will sell well given the record prices being paid at auction for Star Wars memorabilia this year, all at The Propstore.

An original screen matched Red Leader X-Wing fighter model sold for $2,375,000 against a $500,000 estimate in June 2022..

And Han Solo’s A New Hope blaster sold for $1,057,000 against a $500,000 estimate.

The original screen worn Princess Leia bikini sold for $96,000 at auction back in 2016. 


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