A Guide To The Great American Pastime Of Celebrities Dressing As Princess Leia

By: 01.27.14  •  21 Comments

Tina Fey on 30 Rock

How much does Liz Lemon appreciate Princess Leia’s white formal dress? She not only uses it to help her escape from jury duty back in Chicago, but she also married Criss in it. In fact, it’s because of this classic 30 Rock wedding scene that I hope that Princess Leia ends up wearing the four-finger ring of a drug kingpin named Tito in Episode VII.

Olivia Munn

Going back to my hypothesis about Jennifer Aniston’s importance in the longevity of the Princess Leia slave costume, I also believe there’s a younger segment of society that may not have watched Friends (despite the fact that there are networks that play it 7,000 times per day) and these people probably attribute the dominance of this cosplay fad to the original hot geek-pandering female celebrity, Olivia Munn. She probably deserves plenty of credit, too, but I’m a #TeamRachelKarenGreen man.

Lois Griffin on Family Guy

Lois Griffin

Seth MacFarlane is a huge Star Wars fan, as I’m sure you could tell from not one but three Family Guy specials, and there’s no doubt that fans of the Fox cartoon series were ecstatic to see Lois Griffin running the gauntlet of Leia costumes over MacFarlane’s trilogy spoof.

(Image via Fox)

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Once upon a time, Kanye West made a TV pilot. It was… strange. At least what I’ve seen of it was really strange, and you can watch Kim Kardashian’s bizarre turn as Slave Leia here, if you’re a more patient human being than I am.

Kristen Bell on Fanboys

Given Kristen Bell’s standing in the “nerd/geek” community, I’d be willing to bet that there are a lot of guys out there who would rank her Slave Leia from Fanboys as their numero uno. I was also going to make a joke about how she wore the child’s version of this costume and then I remembered that on no planet should a child’s size of this costume exist.

Laura Prepon on That 70s Show

Laura Prepon’s ties to sci-fi aren’t just limited to the Church of Scientology, as she once wore Leia’s white dress as Donna on That 70’s Show as a gift for her boyfriend, Eric. Costumes aside, I never understood the relationship between Donna and Eric. She was way out of his league, but then maybe that’s how things worked in the 70s. Lower standards and everyone smelling slightly like weed.

Kym Johnson on Dancing with the Stars

Former boy band member and current Bosley Hair Resoration spokesman Joey Fatone finished second place on Season 4 of the American version of Dancing with the Stars with his partner Kym Johnson, but they deserved to win it all that season. Mostly, they deserved the top prize for their Week 3 dance alone that had Kym rocking the Slave Leia outfit while they performed a Tango to a Star Wars theme and Cantina Band mix. To put this performance into perspective, I’ve never watched an episode of Dancing with the Stars, but I’ve watched this particular dance clip three times.

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