The bikini-style costume consisted of a brass brassiere fastened over the neck and behind the back with string, leather boots, and red flowing veils. Within the Star Wars-universe, the veils were made of the luxury cloth Lashaa silk and the leather boots were made from jerbas hide, a Tatooine beast of burden. The costume was worn in scenes at Jabba's Palace, aboard the Luxury sail barge Khetanna and during the skirmish at the Great Pit of Carkoon . Jabba the Hutt, the Hutt crime lord, forced Leia Organa to wear the costume after capturing her during her failed attempt to rescue the enslaved Han Solo. Like other scantily-clad dancers previously in his service, the imprisoned Leia was forced to lay before Jabba, kept in place by a chain held by the Hutt. Jabba kept her in this submissive position in front of all his subjects and henchmen as a means of humiliating the princess. After only one day of imprisonment, however, Organa used the same chain that enslaved her to strangle Jabba the Hutt to death .