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Princess Leia Pumpkin

Pumpkin carving of Princess Leia wearing her white hooded outfit from A New Hope
Princess Leia Pumpkin

This wonderful Princess Leia Pumpkin was carved by Pumpkin Muse. It features Princess Leia in her hooded white outfit from the beginning of A New Hope.

Christy did a wonderful job with the carving and it bring back memories:

I worked in a department store in high school and college. A month or two before The Empire Strikes Back came out, our store was overflowing with Empire Strikes Back toys and merchandise. I knew what ever major character looked like before I saw the movie in the theater.

A New Hope was different. No one knew how successful it was going to be, so there wasn’t any toys or merchandise until after the movie became a hit. So, when I saw A New Hope in theater, I’d never heard of or seen images of Leia, Han, Chewie, Luke, Darth Vader or the droids. There have been a lot of edits to A New Hope over the years, but if I remember correctly – in the original version, the first time you see Leia, she is wearing this white outfit. She is hooded and stooped over giving R2-D2 the message for Obi-Wan Kenobi. It is a great introduction because she isn’t introduced beforehand. You have no idea who she is. She is even hooded so you barely see her face. Because she is a mystery, you want to learn more about her.

“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

If you can’t tell it from this post, I love Star Wars and have featured many great Star Wars pumpkins in the past.

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