Check after the jump to see the many hairdos and bikinis of everyone's favorite princess: Princess Leia Organa.
Click on the pictures to enlarge. In Monty Python Mock Swedish it would be "Klik un de piks to maken dem bigr."
In 1976, when Ralph McQuarrie began designing Princess Leia based on the rough draft of A New Hope, Leia was a 15-year-old princess the spoiled daughter of King Kayos and Queen Breha of Aquilae.
The following sketches are from the early stages, mostly by McQuarrie.
Now, here are some designs by McQuarrie in the final stages of production
Leia tends to his brother as the medical droid repairs his arm (not just his hand).
Notice the similarity to the final scene in the finished film.
Han Solo and Princess Leia in Bespin. Chewbacca comes in the with remains of C-3PO in Star Wars VI: The Empire Strikes Back.
After Carrie Fisher complained about not having interesting costumes in the previous two films, costume designers Aggie Guerard Rodgers and Nilo Rodis-Jamero designed a bikini-style outfit for Princess Leia Organa to wear when she was captured by Jabba the Hutt. It was partly inspired by fantasy artist Frank Frazetta's Egyptian Queen.
Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Frank Frazetta's Egyptian Queen via frankfrazetta.org
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film released in the Star Wars saga and is the fourth in terms of the series' internal chronology. Groundbreaking in its use of special effects, unconventional editing, and science fiction/fantasy storytelling, the original Star Wars is one of the most successful and influential films of all time.
Set "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away", the film follows a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance as they plot to destroy the powerful Death Star space station, a devastating weapon created by the evil Galactic Empire. This conflict disrupts the isolated life of farmboy Luke Skywalker when he inadvertently acquires the droids carrying the stolen plans to the Death Star. After the Empire begins a cruel and destructive search for the droids, Skywalker decides to accompany Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi on a daring mission to rescue the owner of the droids, rebel leader Princess Leia, and save the galaxy.
See more of the artist's work by following the links below
- Ralph McQuarrie - RalphMcQuarrie.com (currently http://dreamsandvisionspress.com)
- Aggie Guerard Rodgers - AggieRodgers.com/
What do you think of the illustrations? Which is your favorite outfit Leia wore?
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