I think this idea would be great for using with HAIR! I used to use pencils to hold my hair up in a sloppy bun. These would be more decorative...just stop @ the point (step when they are completely covered with decorative beads.
Harry Potter is one of my favorite movies. I think it's so popular because it's beyond of people's regular imagination. The concept of the movie is new and fresh to people so many get curious about it and want to watch it more.