Macabre hobby; Omaha man makes skulls

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 17:45:07-04

Brett Kruse has a hobby that, no bones about it, some might find a little weird.

"This is my 6th skull mold," he says, pulling a polyurethane piece of head. "I have sold 170, 170 or so."

The skull guy started by loving halloween as a kid. As a grown up, he wanted to decorate his own home for halloween, but couldn't find anything he liked in the store. So he made his own life sized creepy creatures. From there, his creations got a little more heady.

In June 2014, Kruse made his first mold of a skull. Now, in his basement lair, or workshop, he has dozens of skulls. In all sorts of of colors: copper, peach, bright green. He even made glam silver and gold skulls for his wedding.

"{My wife} loves them. I tell people what I do for a living. She loves to drop 'oh he also makes skulls in the basement!"

Kruse ships the skulls all over the world from what he sells in his Etsy store. His skulls have gone to Australia, Spain, and Norway.

Kruse works full time at Paypal and plans to keep the skull business as a hobby.