She originally "wanted 25 yards of fabric to be flowing through the scene", but couldn't make it work. The outfit was first developed in sketches by Rodis-Jamero, assistant art director of visual effects for The Empire Strikes Back and the Return of the Jedi costume designer. The fact that [Leia's costume is] such a female sensual costume, I think is terrific. Bergey drawings of women in metal bikinis that served as putative armors.
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The costume has gained a huge fan following since the release of Return of the Jedi. Hundreds of female fans wear home-made and store-bought versions of the costume at science fiction conventions , many of whom post pictures of themselves on the popular fansite , Leia's Metal Bikini. The costume has also made several pop culture appearances outside of the Star Wars universe, such as when it was worn by Jennifer Aniston in the television sitcom Friends , by Yvonne Strahovski in the TV show Chuck , and Kristen Bell in Fanboys. Carrie Fisher wearing the slave Leia costume. The costume was worn in scenes at Jabba's Palace , aboard the Luxury sail barge Khetanna and during the skirmish at the Great Pit of Carkoon. Jabba Desilijic Tiure , the Hutt crime lord , forced Leia Organa to wear the costume after capturing her during her failed attempt to rescue the enslaved Han Solo.
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Ross Geller may have to find a new fantasy because it looks like Princess Leia's gold bikini is going out of style. Disney is reportedly phasing out the iconic imagery from the "Return of the Jedi" enslavement sequence with Jabba the Hutt, according to "Star Wars" comic-book artist J. Scott Campbell. The Leia slave garb, often seen as antithetical to female empowerment, will no longer be used in "Star Wars" films or merchandise, if Campbell's comments are to be believed. The Huffington Post contacted Disney and Lucasfilm reps but has not heard back.