Apparently Slave Leia costumes will no longer be sold after this year (fun fact: this will not stop people from dressing as Slave Leia). Star Wars episode 6 has been out for over twenty years and now because of who knows what, the costume is now inappropriate. Well, this is just ****ing stupid.
First off, let's examine the reasons people would put the costume on to begin with (I say people because guys would and have worn it as well). Halloween is a day where a lot of people choose to dress overly sexual to show off their bodies (for good or bad) for attention or homage to a movie they love. Is the costume provocative? Yes it is. But after over thirty-years, what happened that now a company decide that it is the proper time to take the iconic costume off the market? There is a new Star Wars movie coming out and someone who has never scene the Slave Leia scene probably got offended and decided to "take stand".
Disney stepping in to take the costume away from the public is most likely due to someone getting offended by something they saw and not taking into account that it's a movie and a fictional character. The cover of the Lego video game does actually show Princess Leia in her slave costume and because the game is rated E for everyone, I can completely understand changing her outfit in a game to where it may not be appropriate for all ages. But if Disney is going to take away that costume because it's too revealing, I fully expect no more Little Mermaid costumes to be sold as well.
At the end of the day, I don't think it's that serious. There is a certain age where a girl or boy should not be wearing something so revealing. But the funny thing about that costume is that for all of the sexiness that was Carrie Fisher in that outfit, a lot of us still mostly remembers her choking out Jabba the Hutt like the bad ass she was. Ok, her hotness comes first, but then the choking part.So, Disney may take the costume off the shelves, but the memory will forever live on. And, Disney, do you really think you are going to stop a determined nerd or cos-player from making the costume? HA! Good luck with that.