The Most Iconic Star Wars Prop Is Now Up For Sale
Princess Leia's dress, worn by Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: A New Hope, is on sale for $2 million.
Ever wanted to cosplay as Princess Leia using a screen-matched dress from an actual Star Wars movie? If the answer is yes, and you just happen to have $2 million dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you might be in luck. That’s what the white dress Carrie Fisher wore during the medal ceremony at the end of A New Hope is expected to fetch at an upcoming auction—one of the largest memorabilia sales in the world.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Star Wars costume will be available to buy during a live auction run by Propstore, a company that specializes in selling movie props and memorabilia, this June. From June 28 to June 30, Propstore will be hosting an auction in Los Angeles where over 1,400 screen-used items will be for sale, including the above-mentioned dress and many other collectible holy grails, including props from The Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy, and much, much more.
If you saw the words “Star Wars” and “white dress” and immediately thought of Carrie Fisher wearing her iconic coffee roll buns, you’re close, but it’s not that white dress that’s up for sale. Though Princess Leia does spend the majority of Episode IV in a white turtle neck dress and breakfast pastry hairdo, the dress in question actually comes from the end of the film when Leia changes out of her Puritan not-an-inch-of-skin-showing outfit and into something that, while not exactly provocative, at least shows some modest cleavage.
The scene, of course, is the now iconic medal ceremony where Princess Leia bestows upon Luke and Han a token of the Rebellion’s gratitude for their courage and bravery in the fight against the evil empire. By now, it’s something of a Star Wars cliche to bring up the whole “why didn’t Chewie get a medal?” argument, but it is worth pointing out that they didn’t have to invite the poor guy if they were going to make him stand and watch his best friends get medals while he walks away empty-handed. That’s just cruel.
Also up for sale will be one of Star Lord’s Helmets from 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy—Marvel’s own version of Star Wars. The helmet joins the Batpod, a motorcycle used by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight, and the hammer used by Tim Robbins to beak out of prison in The Shawshank Redemption as just some of the big ticket items customers will be bidding on in June. For Horror fans, the Spider Head-Thing from John Carpenter’s The Thing will also be available, as well as the scariest prop in all cinema, the evil clown doll from 1982’s Poltergeist. Seriously, that clown doll is the reason the term “nightmare fuel” was invented.
If that’s not enough, fans can also fight over a screen-matched hockey mask from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, as well as the sports-ball glove Kevin Costner wore in Field of Dreams, signed by the Cost himself.
For multi-millionaire fans interested in Princess Leia’s dress that don’t live anywhere near L.A., online and telephone bids will be accepted for the duration of the auction.