My grand plan, if you will, is to push Jane out into the world via pop culture. While yes, media reviews, notices of upcoming events, notes of newsworthy information will still reign on the blog, I am more curious about the huge wealth of Jane-related stuff that does not follow the aforementioned. I remain vigilant that if a Pride & Prejudice and Doctor Who fan fiction mashup exists, anything is possible.
This is why a listicles feature will appear on a semi-weekly basis and they will be on anything from coloring books to toothpaste.
Jane Austen Cookie Cutters
Isn’t this the perfect accouterment for the holidays, an afternoon tea, or even just for a lovely snack? I mark this as “weird” for the simple reason biting Jane’s head off seems a bit cannabilistic, but hey, if you’re a tried and true Janeite, this may be perfect for your collection.
The cutter is shipped from England and
costs $11.28 USD (£8.95 GPB) plus there is shipping involved. If you’re looking for something a bit closer to home, this Etsy seller is located in the US and is selling their design for $7 USD. She also has a recipe for “Jane’s Best Sugar Cookies” on the product page.
Straight Outta Pemberley
Right, it’s a t-shirt, why is this weird? Straight Outta Compton is the 1988 debut album (and song) by rap legends N.W.A. Doing a mashup of N.W.A. and Jane is hilarious. (And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, just read the wiki articles I linked and soon you’ll get the joke or be appalled.)
The t-shirt is sold on Amazon and costs $19.99 plus free shipping if you’re a Prime Member.
Jane Austen Temporary Tattoos
Not so much as weird as adorable, this pack includes 22 temporary tattoos from images to words. While you can buy these across the internet from different vendors, Amazon is offering them with free shipping for Prime Members.
Jane Austen Toothpaste
Yes, you read that correctly: Jane. Austen. Toothpaste. When I mentioned this to a pal at our last JASNA meeting, she looked at me incredulously as if how could such a thing happen. The answer: Apparently very easy. But I suppose if you’re fond of dancing, having fresh breath would be helpful.
Another Amazon find, the toothpaste is $7 USD and is available for free shipping for Prime Members. (The toothpaste allegedly tastes of “rose” which I’m not a fond of so if you bought it and used it, let me know in the comments!)
The item is billed for use at weddings, I suppose to be used in gift baskets for wedding members or as a token on the dinner tables. But still. Matches?
(I had many of these bookmarked but the rest were a little too easy to find.)