Richard Mullard chuckles when he thinks about his funeral. It's not that he thinks death is a laughing matter -- he just relishes the thought of someone trying to fit him into a hearse while he's wearing skis and lying in a sled-shaped coffin.
Mullard is one of dozens of people who have who have turned to British coffin maker Vic Fearn & Co. with requests for custom caskets. Past creations include a Louis Vuitton duffel bag, a corkscrew and a pink ballet slipper.
It takes two or three men at least two weeks to complete a theme coffin, and Gill said the company typically builds one a month.
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