Belly dancer Amira Sa'id has both beauty and brains (her college degree is in physics). And now, she also has a following of geeks who are enthralled by her rendition of Princess Leia belly dancing!
When she returned to performing following college and discovered a new affinity for Middle Eastern dance, it soon occurred to her that her various interests met within the gilded beauty of Princess Leia's slave girl get-up.
"I danced in the outfit for the very first time at a Halloween show at the restaurant I perform at here in Orlando," Amira said. "I then wore the costume to dance at a 2006 sci-fi convention in Connecticut. It was hit."
As Amira continued performing for ever-growing crowds of Star Wars and Star Trek fans at her beloved cons, YouTube videos of her performances (like this one from Megacon 2007, embedded) began to circulate -- building a little nerd buzz for the scantily clad nouveau celebrity. She was in demand.