Zellers Will Get You in the Mood for Freaky Friday

    With Halloween Landing on Friday Whole Families are Getting in on the Fun

    TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - Don't let the 31st creep up and frighten you
this year. Whether you're into trick or treating, partying or decorating,
Zellers has all you need to get you in the Halloween spirit.
    This year's big screen hits Batman, Ironman and the Hulk have little boys
dying to get their hands on superhero costumes. Hanna Montana and High School
Musical are the celebrity favourites amongst girls. If your child chooses not
to go for this year's trends they can opt for traditional costumes. Princess
costumes, starting at $19.99 never fail for little girls and Draculas and
monsters are still perfect for boys.
    Halloween is not just for kids anymore. More adults are dressing up and
joining the spook fest and this year you can finally be that character you
always dreamed of. Zellers has a wide selection of cool adult costumes that
will have your kids begging you to trick or treat with them.
    "For teens the goulier, the gruesomer, the better," says Melanie Szban,
Zellers Halloween Buyer. Teens can find fake blood, make up as well as other
horrifying accessories to add the finishing touches to their creepy costumes.
    While dressing up your family, don't forget your house. You will have the
most haunted house on the block by decorating your yard with black cats,
spiders and bats. Make sure you add that eerie touch by picking up a fog
machine from Zellers for $24.99. Heads Up Harry, an animated doll who talks
and pulls off his head will defiantly have people screaming as they pass your
house. Jack-o-lanterns are fun but lit candles can be dangerous around
children, especially with costumes. The Haunted Halls battery operated pumpkin
is a safe and convenient alternative.
    Halloween fun comes with Halloween safety. Health Canada has these
recommendations on their website: add reflective tape or strips to costumes
and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Teach children their home
phone numbers and 9-1-1 before they go out trick or treating. To encourage
children not to eat candy before it can be checked by a parent, have a
competition with their siblings and friends: the child with the most amount of
candy at the end of the night wins. Flashlights are not only great ways to see
in the dark but can add to the Halloween aura when used to create spooky
shapes. Halloween is fun but can be hazardous; talking to your child about
safety is the best way to prevent accidents.

    About Hudson's Bay Company:

    Hbc is a division of Hudson's Bay Trading Company and Canada's largest
diversified general merchandise retailer, operating The Bay, a major
department store, Zellers, a mass merchandise format, Home Outfitters, a
kitchen, bed and bath specialty store, and value-priced Fields stores. With
more than 600 retail outlets and over 60,000 associates in Canada, Hbc
provides Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great value, through
retail banners focused on exceptional customer service.

    About Hudson's Bay Trading Company:

    HBTC is a leading North American retailer with four divisions: Lord &
Taylor, an upscale specialty retailer with 47 stores in nine states;
Fortunoff, a 23 retail store chain specializing in fine jewelry and home
furnishings in the New York tri-state area; Creative Design Studios, the
fashion design and manufacturing division that creates branded collections for
customers throughout North America and internationally, and the Hudson's Bay

For further information:

For further information: Patricia Pytel, Public Relations, Hudson Bay
Company, (416) 216-7375, Patricia.pytel@hbc.com

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