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In the beginning of Return of the Jedi, Leia has acquired a fancy bounty-hunter suit.

She uses it to disguise herself and help Luke break Han Solo out. Leia

I'd guess bounty-hunter suits are not sold in shops in "the galaxy far far away", so my question is: where did Leia get this suit?

Both canon and Legends answers are acceptable.

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    There must be military surplus store all over the galaxy, no? – Max Mar 20 '18 at 13:31
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    I don't think there's a galaxy-wide standard for "bounty hunter uniforms." Bounty hunters wear whatever they like and have access to. – Steve-O Mar 20 '18 at 14:10
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    I'm not entierly sure we need spoiler tags on a 30 year old film. – Jeremy French Mar 20 '18 at 14:54
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    @Jeremy French, I only watched the original star wars trilogy in 2016. The spoiler tag is appropriate. – Bernard the Bear Mar 20 '18 at 16:57
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    @BernardtheBear isn't the fact that Leia wears a bounty hunter costume the spoiler, though? – Quasi_Stomach Mar 20 '18 at 17:59
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Maz Kanata helps her get it

In the Canon animated micro-series "Star Wars Forces of Destiny", Leia is shown defeating Boushh and presumably stealing his armour

Maz: Frozen in carbonite?
Leia: Oh! Chewie said you can help us. We wouldn't ask if Han weren't in a tight spot.
Leia: So what's the plan?
Maz: Patience. The solution will present itself.
Leia: Ugh! We've got a problem!
Maz: No That's the solution!
Leia: How?
Maz: You need a disguise. And a bounty hunter is perfect!
Leia: Oh, you've got to be kidding me!
...
Maz: I'd say this armor is just your size.
Season 2 Episode 6 - Bounty Hunted

Legends

While the tale in Legends is similar, Boushh getting into a struggle with the Black Sun crime syndicate and ending up dead, it wasn't Leia that directly stole his armour. In fact, it is Xizor's Human Replica droid, Guri which ends up killing him, for demanding extra payment.

Guri then provides Leia with the Armour for her to infiltrate Coruscant and meet Xizor. Organa kept the armour and once again used it to infiltrate Jabba's palace. [Citations coming]

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    ninj'd by a minute – NKCampbell Mar 20 '18 at 13:41
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    I actually came here to answer it just after finishing watching it on youtube, was incredibly nervous about the grey banner appearing and saw a comment appear with the same youtube link. Hung my head in shame as I pressed enter. – Edlothiad Mar 20 '18 at 13:43

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