This Halloween, perhaps you should go long ago in a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars costumes are a Halloween classic nowadays and who better than the Princess of Alderaan in Princess Leia costumes for Halloween.
Princess Leia Amidala Skywalker, or Leia Organa as most fans know her, is the primary heroine of the Star Wars universe, and has been featured in movies, cartoons, and books. Aside from the droids, she is the first hero you really meet in ‘A New Hope’ when she delivers the Death Star plans to R2D2 and begins the entire adventure. She is then captured and tortured to reveal the location of the rebel base that has been holding its resistance against the evil empire. Leia though, resists all of their efforts and her presumed home planet of Alderaan is destroyed. After her rescue by Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, she goes on to help lead the rebel fleet against the monstrous Death Star. As you can imagine, wearing a Princess Leia Halloween costume, you’ll be well on your way to reliving many galactic adventures.
In the next film, we begin with Leia, Han, and Luke hiding amongst the rebels on the icy planet of Hoth. As the Imperials bear down on them, she escapes with Han, C3P0, and Chewbacca with the Imperial army hot on their heels. After a space battle and hiding on an alien meteor, she accompanies the band of friends to Cloud City, where they are turned over to the Imperials by Han’s “friend” Lando Calrissian in the hopes to set a trap for the hero and possible savior of the universe, Luke Skywalker. As Han is taken and turned over to Boba Fett to pay a former debt, they share a moment, a kiss, and we see fully how much they truly love each other.
In the third installment, and final movie of the original trilogy, Leia is found in the palace of Jabba The Hutt, working as one of Jabba’s slave girls. Originally sent to try and make a bargain with Jabba, pretending to be a bounty hunter, her identity is found out and she is made into one of his slaves. With the intervention of Luke, Chewbacca, and Lando, both she and Han are freed. In one of her bravest moments, she is the one that strikes the killing blow on Jabba, wrapping her own chain around his throat, killing him. By the way, the Princess Leia Halloween costume of the slave outfit is one of our sexy Star Wars costumes.
It is in this final movie that we learn the truth of Luke and Leia’s relationship, that they are actually twin brother and sister. They part so Luke can have his final confrontation with their father, Darth Vader, while she helps the rebels destroy the second Death Star from the forest planet of Endor.
As you can see, the history of this amazing character is so full of depth that you really can do a lot with Princess Leia Halloween costumes, or any Star Wars costumes for that matter. What about dressing your infant up as a smaller, cuter leader of the rebels? Whatever you choose to do, remember that with Star Wars costumes and accessories, the Force is with you always.