Beauty Geek: Zombie repellent candles, 'Hobbit' hand soap, 'Doctor Who' lip balm and more
From fan art to cosplay, there’s no end to the pop culture-inspired creations spotted by the PopStyle team. Starting today, we’re sharing our favorite fashion, beauty and design finds with you.
First up is the Bubble & Geek store on Etsy.com, which offers “random geekery goodness for your life,” including bath and body products inspired by Game of Thrones, The Hobbit and other fan favorite TV shows and movies. Click through the gallery to see our top 5 products and find out more from store owner Cathy Cogar.
Next: The “zombie repellant” candle
“It all started with the ‘Zombie Repellant’ candle,” Cogar says of her Etsy shop, which launched this summer. “I had been dying to try out selling on Etsy, but wanted to do more than just a run-of-the-mill candle shop. One day, an idea just sparked that I could combine my candle making hobby with my love of geeky things.”
Next: Game of Thrones goat’s milk soap
After the success of the candles, Cogar branched out into handmade bath and body products. This Game of Thrones-inspired soap is a blend of sugared orange, mulberry and spice — exactly how Cogar imagines Daenerys Targaryen might smell… when she’s not traveling across the desert with a Dothraki horde.
Next: Hobbit foaming hand soap
“I don’t have any set process for coming up with product ideas, they just seem to hit me in the face at random times,” Cogar says of items like her range of Lord of the Rings soaps, candles and perfumes. “I only use themes from fandoms that I am personally in love with.”
Next: Doctor Who lip balm
Cogar says lip balm has been Bubble & Geek’s top seller so far. The natural oil and wax lip products come in various flavors, inspired by everything from the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver and favorite Jammie Dodgers cookies to video games like Portal and Team Fortress 2.
Next: Harry Potter body lotion
“Butterbeer is probably my most popular scent,” says Cogar, who is always open to ideas from pop culture-obsessed Etsy customers.