New in questionable religious accessories are these Wacko Maria 'Maria' hair bands. Wacko Maria is actually a contemporary Japanese line, for those of you who do not know.
Incorporating religion into fun fashions is nothing new. There was a faux rosary trend a couple of years ago and Madonna wore crosses throughout the 80s.
Implications - Some people turn to faith in order to get through rough times. The turmoil caused by the economic downturn has sparked a trend that has people declaring their Christianity, Buddhism, etc. in all sorts of new ways. Companies that cater to those with spiritual beliefs are sure to find their niche and succeed.