Count Bucknella goes shopping

LAST minute Halloween fans have been forming crazy, Wimbledon-style queues outside Escapade, the well-known fancy dress shop in Chalk Farm, for the last three days. You’ll have to join the camp in Ferdinand Street if you really must have those Dracula fangs in time for tonight. A bouncer on the door holds the front of the queue behind a red rope, while another inside guides people around the store. It’s pretty frantic under the fake cobwebs.

But guess who could be spotted waiting patiently outside earlier?

Yup, Conservative councillor Jonny Bucknell, who had popped out with his son to buy an inflatable skeleton. Imagine his horror to queue up for all that time, only to find that no such item was being sold. Rather inappropriately, and I’m sorry to lower the tone so soon after the Rebecca More sext tour story, staff guided him to a ‘Skeleboner’ suit in the adult section instead.

jb2In the end, JB made do with a mask and said he would conjure something up at home, for he does not do Halloween by half.

Here is a man who stacks his house with a fog machine and strobe lighting indoors, which he uses to turn his house into a creepy mansion on October 31. Good luck to any trick-or-treaters straying down his Primrose Hill street later.

Jonny himself will star in this Bucknell family tradition as Dracula. “I’ve got the costume ready – I was just down here to get supplies,” he said.

1 Comment on Count Bucknella goes shopping

  1. Chris Knight // November 1, 2014 at 11:22 am //

    Jonny certainly did not model for the Skeleboner!

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