My original inspiration for this was a photoshoot Carrie Fisher did on the beach as Leia. The pictures were so fun and free-spirited, that I really wanted to do it myself. I wanted to have the look of Carrie's shoot while giving it a bit of my own flare.
I did my own version of "beach" Leia a few years ago at a con when myself and a few friends were excited about our upcoming trip to Star Wars Celebration V in Florida (my friend Brian did a Beach Luke and my friend Cindy did a beach tourist Jedi, haha). I still had the gold sunglasses and flip-flops, so I decided to take them and a beach ball with me on a vacation to Ocean Isle Beach. I wore everything minus the slave collar (she's free!) and the boots, as Carrie did for her shoot.
- Princess Leia