Is The Princess Leia Metal Bikini About to Become a Thing of the Past?
A little while ago I heard “Princess Leia’s Slave Leia costume is being retired from the Star Wars IP for merchandise and marketing.” I took it to mean that Leia’s gold bikini wouldn’t be used in marketing materials or toys. This isn’t exactly the era to start to see Leia in her captive costume so it was sort of a “who cares” rumor at that point. I still saw a ton of Slave Leia Costumes for sale this Halloween. Each time I wondered about the rumor and if this was simply back-stock from year’s past or if it was just too lucrative to not sell it during the costume season? I figured the rumors just weren’t true, most likely.
This article, including statements from one of Marvel’s Star Wars comic artists, can be read on MakingStarWars.net.