Kids in costume can go trick-or-treating at Stew Leonard’s, 3475 Berlin Turnpike, in Newington on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. and have photos taken with store mascots. (Bring your own bag. Each department in the store will have a candy station.) On Halloween, children in costume get a free small ice cream cone. Information: 860-760-8100.
JCPenney is holding a “Monster Sale” and pre-Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 26. Kids in costume get to trick-or-treat throughout the store — and get free hair chalking and “spooky” Minx nail application in JCPenney salons, (no appointment necessary).
JCPenney Portrait Studios are offering a special $7.99 Monster Sale portrait package. (Appointments are necessary for portrait package.)
Adults get a special 15 percent off coupon, good on most items. A range of merchandise, including Halloween costumes, decor and party accessories are 25-50 percent off in stores and online at jcp.com.
Need a Halloween outfit for your little monster? Wednesday only, (10/23), baby and tolddler costumes, (to size 5T) are just $5 at Old Navy stores. (Originally $22.94 to $24.94.) If you’re interested, you might want to hustle over because these are going to go quick.
Free fall fun starts Friday at Stew Leonard’s in Newington. Halloween Happenings, taking place throughout October, include a hay maze open daily from 8 a.m. until dark and family movie nights in the store’s outdoor Hay Bale Theater each Friday evening at 7 p.m. (Movie seating begins at 6:30 p.m.) Information: www.stewleonards.com.
The chain has teamed up with fashion and costume designer and former Project Runway contestant Chris March to create an exclusive line of larger-than-life, molded foam Halloween wigs. The limited-edition collection will be in stores and on Target.com on Sunday, Sept. 15.
“I’ve been designing costumes and wigs for more than 20 years and my new collection with Target is so beyond my wildest dreams we couldn’t call it anything but ‘Big Fun,’” said Chris March, in a press release. “The wigs are inspired by fun and iconic characters and will help everyone create unforgettable Halloween costumes.”
March, who has designed costumes for Madonna, Cirque du Soleil, Prince, and Lady Gaga, created eight show-stopping styles for the Target collection: Geisha, Greaser, Starlet, Witch, Medusa, Monster Bride, Mohawk and Afro.
Wigs range in price from $15 to $20.
Handing out candy to trick-or-treaters can be scary expensive. Save money and make the little monsters happy by giving out coupons for free downloads of “Plants vrs. Zombies” instead. Print coupons at StopZombieMouth.com, a website sponsored by the American Dental Assoc. and PopCap Games.