You'll need foam, moldable plastic and very little fabric. Princess Leia's metal bikini from " Return of the Jedi " is one of the most popular costumes for female cosplayers, but store-bought costumes don't always fit perfectly. On the latest episode of "DIY Cosplay Shop," do-it-yourself host Elizabeth Rage explains how to construct a custom-made version of the iconic outfit. There's very little sewing involved in the construction. Instead, Rage spends most of her step-by-step instructions gluing layers of foam and worbla -- a non-toxic thermoplastic that can be easily molded into wearable material perfect for costume making.
It has become a pop culture mainstay. The leather-metal-cloth-chain ensemble has appeared at the Smithsonian and on sitcoms. The creepy, papery Jabba is only available separately. When we first saw Leia in that outfit, it was pretty shocking.
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It was one of the most highly anticipated items included in the event, which featured a number of high-profile pieces of movie memorabilia. The winner, who was not named, also received the collar, several chain links and a letter of authenticity provided by Industrial Light and Magic designer Richard Miller. Despite the sky-high price of the costume, it was not the most expensive item to sell. The sale set the record sale for any Star Wars artifact in the auction.