I’ve noted a wonderful new trend these past few years: hot celebrity babes dressing up as Princess Leia in her metal bikini slave costume. Not a ton, and maybe I’m being liberal with the word “celebrity”1, but enough to get my attention. Here are my favorites. And by favorites, I mean all I could find. If you know of more, let me know and I’ll add them.
Update: As Blade Runner commented, I really need to start with the original for comparison purposes. So here’s the woman who set the bar.
Best for last? Screw that! Best for first! Bell was in Fanboys, that movie about the Star Wars fans that drive cross country to break into Skywalker Ranch and see a rough cut of The Phantom Menace2. You didn’t see it, but it’s a fun movie and it’s on cable. And it has hottie3 Kristen Bell as a brunette. And also (sorry for the spoiler) as slave Leia:
I don’t know what drugs I was on when I omitted this initially, but they must have been good considering she was one of the main reasons for this article and I have another post devoted to her. Anyway, this is from an episode of Chuck, which makes sense since it’s often making geek pop culture references. She definitely rocks the metal bikini.
No surprise, she’s a big time geek icon.
Melissa Joan Hart
This is from an episode of Friends not surprisingly titled “The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy”. Help me Dr. Geller, you’re my only hope!
Starting to really stretch celebrity, Curry is a model and Peter Brady’s wife.
Total Film magazine made a spread with Kelly Brook in movie-themed bikinis. This is the least authentic Leia bikini and hair, yet for some reason I can accept it. Probably because it’s the most heavenly body on this page. But I’d still take Kristen Bell over all of them.
If you liked this, check out Leia’s Metal Bikini, a fan site dedicated to the illustrious garment and those who have taken up the mantle.
You’ll probably also enjoy this hot, wet footage of the G4 Slave Leia charity car wash that happened earlier this year in LA. I’m still tracking down the person I need to kill for not telling me about this.
That’s all folks. My prediction for the next geek-babe trend? Orion slave girls: