Recent This Morning guest John Hurt displayed a fascination with them in the 2008 Indian Jones film, and Damien Hirst produced one at a cost of £14 million.
Crystal skulls may not be the most traditional choice of homeware, but if you want to create a startling and stunning centerpiece, you need look no further.
For those that don’t have £50 million at their disposal to pick up the Hirst original, Dwell offer a fabulous looking diamante version. Each of the acrylic diamante pieces are handplaced and the final effect will look incredibly striking and add some sparkle to a modern living room. However, unless you’re looking for an investment piece, you may think £199 is a little too flashy for this stylish skull.
If you want to pick up some glitzy and ghoulish decoration that can be discarded with the pumpkins after Hallowe’en, you can pick up a fun glitter skull from Star Girl Fancy Dress Costumes. At just £10.69, the skull is definitely more party piece than premium homeware but at less than a tenth of the price of Dwell’s designer version, this will make a thrifty and funky centre piece for the buffet table come October 31st.
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