Arthur, our vintage male mannequin, may well have seen better days, but since we rescued his constituent parts from the back of a junk shop some years ago, we have become quite attached to him. We thought he should be officially introduced to our readers in time for Halloween, which is when he really comes into his own.
What with his broken hand and the damage to his bodywork, not to mention that hair, his modelling assignments are generally limited these days to punk themed character shots.
Come Halloween, however, dressed in black and positioned menacingly in the shadows behind our front window, he is scary enough to deter even the most determined trick-or-treaters .
Not that we have anything against the traditional Scottish ‘guisers’ who sing songs or tell stories in exchange for a few sweets or other treats, but we aren't quite so sympathetic when it comes to bare-faced extortion!