Of all the superheroes, we understand why you may associate your loved one with the “Man of Steel.” No matter what villain tries to get in his way, Superman is ready to stand tall for what’s right. Superman values truth, honesty, and integrity. But even Superman is left powerless when encountering kryptonite, and your loved one, no matter how strong he was, could not live forever.
Jump ahead to these sections:
- What Is a Superman Cremation Urn?
- How Much Do Superman Urns Typically Cost?
- Store-Bought or Custom Superman Urn Ideas
- DIY Superman Urn Ideas
- Superman Cremation Jewelry Ideas
- Pet Superman Cremation Urns
- Where Can You Buy a Superman Cremation Urn Online?
If you recently lost a loved one, you may be considering ways that you could personalize the funeral to reflect the deceased’s tastes and interests. If your loved one was a superfan of Superman, you might consider using this theme throughout the funeral. You may also consider this theme if the deceased was your hero.
We’ve scoured the internet to find ways to utilize the Superman theme for your loved one’s funeral. We noticed that several urn manufacturers and suppliers sell urns with the Man of Steel’s emblem. Here are some websites that you might consider visiting to find this specialized urn for ashes.
What Is a Superman Cremation Urn?
A cremation urn holds the ashes, or cremated remains, of your loved one. Typically, families will receive the cremains a few days after the cremation takes place.
Superman urns are those that feature the iconic yellow and red “S” with a blue background.
Some facilities will give you the remains in a sturdy cardboard box that contains the plastic bag of ashes. You can transfer the cremated remains into a Superman urn you purchased from another source or ask the staff to complete the transfer process for you.
Some facilities allow you to purchase urns from them. They may or may not have a Superman urn available from their supplier.
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How Much Do Superman Urns Typically Cost?
Superman urns cost at least $200.
Superman urns are typically more expensive than non-themed urns. You can buy a regular urn for less than $100, but Superman urns may cost you double that amount. While this amount may seem surprising, it is nothing compared with the cost of a casket.
When you select a Superman urn, pay attention to its size and sealing system. Some lids may screw on, but others may have a rubber gasket lid that you might want to seal.
Before purchasing an urn, also consider the final resting place for the item. If the urn will be buried in a cemetery plot, you might have to buy an urn vault, which your Superman urn will need to fit inside.
If you are placing the Superman urn in a columbarium niche in a garden wall or mausoleum, you might also need to consider the size and shape of the urn.
Store-Bought or Custom Superman Urn Ideas
Unfortunately, not many of the online urn websites sell Superman-themed urns. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t available, but you may have to limit your search to websites that sell customized or creative urns. Here are some that we found online.
1. Customized urn by Foreverence
If you are looking for a custom-made urn, your first click should be on Foreverence. This company specializes in one-of-a-kind urns for special people. They can create anything from a space shuttle urn to one made to look like ballet slippers. They even created an urn for rock legend Prince.
Work with the designers of Foreverence to create a Superman urn for your loved one.
2. Superman urn from Custom Urns R Us
While some superhero urns are made smaller to hold the cremains of children, this one from Custom Urns R Us would hold the cremains of an adult weighing up to 250 pounds. It is made of cast aluminum metal and stands nine inches tall, and is shaped like a traditional urn.
This attractive urn is painted “Superman” blue with the giant S logo on the front. It can be personalized with either a hanging dog tag or a nameplate attached to the urn.
While most urns cost around $100, this one is over $200. It is still a relatively inexpensive way to honor your loved one’s remains.
3. Superman cremation urn from A Gentle Touch Funerals
Not all urns are shaped like a rounded vase. This Superman urn, made by an Australian company called A Gentle Touch Funerals, is shaped like a box. It seems as if this website offers both a large and small Superman urn.
You’ll have to contact the company and inquire about pricing information and other details about this product.
4. Superman urn by Lovelight Urns
Lovelight Urns’s website has quite a few unique urn options. Unfortunately, there’s little information regarding its box-shaped Superman urn. A box-shaped urn like this one would be easier to store and display than a traditional vase-like urn.
5. Superhero urns by In The Light Urns
Many of the Superman urns available online are listed as a customized product. This means that you can contact the company for details on price, size, and availability. The Superman urn shown by this company is no exception.
6. Superman urns on Etsy
Many artisans have created Superman-themed urns to sell on Etsy. Some look like traditional vase-like urns, and others are wooden boxes. You may also find an urn that is in the shape of the Superman logo on this website.
Before purchasing any of these products, make sure the artist has experience creating urns. Urns need to be a specific size to hold the cremated remains of an adult. You’ll be disappointed to receive a customized piece only to find that it is not large enough to hold all of your loved one’s cremains.
Don’t worry if you need to leave your loved one’s cremains in the temporary box you receive from the crematorium. Cremated ashes last forever, so they can be stored until you find the urn that is perfect for your loved one.
DIY Superman Urn Ideas
Since ashes do last forever, you don’t have to be in a rush as you think about what to do with the cremains. If you can’t find anything online that appeals to you, consider creating a customized urn for your loved one. Here are some ideas on how to do it.
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7. Use your woodworking skills
If you enjoy working with your hands, you may consider creating an urn in the shape of a wooden box. Depending upon your skill level, you may also consider carving the Superman logo on the side or the lid. Wooden urns are beautiful and age well. They also don’t have to be expensive to create.
8. Customize an existing urn
You can purchase urns in almost any color. Find one that is the perfect “Superman blue” and paint the logo on the side. You may also search online to find a Superman sticker of the right size and quality to use on an urn.
9. Create an urn using paper mache
Why not try your hand at paper mache? If you plan to bury the cremated remains of your loved one on private property, a paper mache urn would be environmentally friendly. Use non-toxic materials for your project.
10. Use mosaic tiles to decorate an existing container
Use bits of tile or colored glass made in primary colors to decorate an existing container. Without too much effort, you should be able to create the Superman emblem on the outside of whatever shaped container you choose.
11. Hire an artist
We aren’t all skilled artisans. If you have an idea for your loved one’s cremation urn but have little skill and no tools for the job, seek help from a local or online artist.
Superman Cremation Jewelry Ideas
Some people feel comforted when they carry a small bit of their loved one’s cremains wherever they go. This need has been fulfilled by a whole new industry: businesses that specialize in cremation jewelry.
Here are some ideas for Superman cremation jewelry available online.
12. Crystal cremation jewelry on Etsy
Most cremation jewelry pieces are small pendants that you can open to hold a tiny bit of cremains inside. These pendants come in various styles, but this one on Etsy is crystal with a small Superman logo on the side. You can add other small charms to the chain, such as a wing or praying hands, to show that you are missing the Superman in your life.
13. Urn necklace from Etsy
Some urn necklaces look like small vials. While the container is not necessarily decorative, you can add a small Superman charm to the chain to give the piece more meaning.
14. Superman urn charm from Etsy
If you would like your loved one’s cremains to rest inside a Superman logo, here is an option from Etsy for you. The inside of the small urn can be accessed via a small screw on the bottom of the pendant. Your loved one’s cremains will be secured inside the Superman logo and you’ll feel comforted knowing that they are forever with you.
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15. Cremation bracelets and rings
Although we didn’t find any Superman-themed cremation bracelets and rings, this may be something you could commission a local or online artist to complete.
Pet Superman Cremation Urns
You might have a difficult time finding a Superman urn made specifically for your pet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have this themed urn for your animal’s remains. Here are some ideas on how to honor your four-legged friend with an urn fit for a superhero.
16. Child-sized Superman urn
Instead of looking at websites that offer pet urns, consider purchasing a Superman urn that would hold the cremated remains of a child. As a general rule, each pound of bodyweight requires one cubic inch of space. Infant and children cremation urns come in all sizes, so choose a Superman urn that corresponds to your pet’s weight.
17. Custom-made Superman urn
If you can’t find a Superman urn that is pet-themed from online suppliers or pet cremation centers, consider hiring an artist to create a customized urn for you. The Superman logo is a registered trademark, so the artist may need permission from DC Comics to create and sell the urn.
18. Superman urn jewelry
You might consider purchasing a piece of Superman urn jewelry to hold a small amount of your pet’s cremation ashes. Urn jewelry pieces can typically be engraved with the name, death date, or comforting words.
If you shared ownership of the pet with others in your household, you might each like to have this commemorative item. Otherwise, the additional cremains could be scattered around the base of your pet’s favorite tree or in a scattering garden. You might also do a bit of research and uncover the items that can be created from the organic materials found in cremation remains, such as decorative glass pieces, gemstones, and even diamonds.
Where Can You Buy a Superman Cremation Urn Online?
Superman cremation urns are available online, but there aren’t a ton of different styles available. Here are the links for the companies that sell them.
Several styles of Superman urns can be found on Etsy.
This polyresin and fiber composite urn looks like a blue rectangular box with the Superman logo on the side. The box screws shut to hold your loved one’s remains securely.
Another store on Etsy sells a traditionally shaped Superman urn. It’s nine inches tall and is made of metal and chrome. The product receives high reviews, and customers are happy with the beautiful paint job and quality of this product.
Custom Urns R Us
If you would rather purchase the urn directly from the retailer, this Superman urn is the same one sold on Etsy. It is less expensive when you buy it directly from Custom Urns R Us.
As mentioned earlier, Foreverence is known for creating customizable pieces that are indeed works of art. If you cannot find a Superman urn from the other retailers that fits your vision, consider reaching out to this company.
Other Ideas for a Superman-Themed Funeral
You can add other touches of Superman to your loved one’s funeral. If your loved one chose to be buried rather than cremated, you can purchase a bright blue casket and drape it with a Superman cape. You can add the emblem to the funeral program and buy yellow, red, and blue flowers.
You may consider playing music from the Superman movies during the funeral visitation and you can give out Superman keychains with your loved one’s name on it to the mourners.
Planning a funeral for a loved one is challenging, especially if you are looking for creative items to commemorate a special life. We hope that we have assisted you a bit in the process.