Star Wars: Princess Leia's 'lost' dress may sell for $2 million at auction

Other items for sale include Harry Potter's dressrobes and Jumanji's 1995 board game.
Sejal Sharma
Princess Leia's original 'Star Wars' ceremonial dress
Princess Leia's original 'Star Wars' ceremonial dress


Good news for hardcore Star Wars fans…or extremely wealthy fans with a penchant for collecting expensive memorabilia.

Leading entertainment auction firm Propstore is hosting an auction in Los Angeles next month, in which the star prop is Princess Leia’s ceremonial dress costume from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope.’ The medieval-style dress is reportedly the only Princess Leia outfit from that film that has ever been discovered.

The dress was once thought to be lost

The dress was recovered from the basement of a British film crew member who had kept it as a memento.

“Collectors had been searching for nearly 40 years and everyone had come to the conclusion that it didn’t exist anymore. No one had found any Princess Leia costumes,” said props collector Stephen Lane in an interview to The New York Post. “But then I went to meet this former crew member and hanging on the back of a door in his office was this ratty old plastic bag — and balled up in the bottom of the plastic bag was the dress. It was in really poor condition but instantly recognizable, partly because of the belt."

Pre-sale estimates for the white garment Carrie Fisher wore in the 1977 sci-fi classic are currently running between $1 million and $2 million, as per a report by

The certified screen-and-photo matched Ceremonial Dress Costume was worn by Fisher in the film's climactic medal presentation scene in the vast hall inside the rebel base on Yavin IV following the obliteration of the Death Star by Luke Skywalker in his trusty X-wing starfighter, further added the report.

Calling it an amazing piece of film history, Propstore COO Brandon Alinger told "The scene is incredibly memorable for any Star Wars fan, and Fisher, dressed in this gown, was the center of it all…When fans see the dress, they feel a strong connection to the character Leia, and the actress Fisher, who meant so much to them.”

The auction is slated from June 28 to 30, 2023. Other collectibles for sale include the coat worn by Rose DeWitt Bukater (played by Kate Winslet) in Titanic, cuirass worn by General Maximus (played by Russel Crowe) in Gladiator, dressrobes and glasses worn by Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe) in the Chamber of Secrets, Batman’s batpod from The Dark Knight Rises, Mjolnir hammer used by Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth) in Thor: Love and Thunder and the Jumanji game board used in the 1995 Robin Williams-starred.

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