Average Halloween costume costs $45, Americans to spend $6.9B on the holiday

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Credit: CouponCabin

Credit: CouponCabin

Ghosts, and goblins, and ghouls…and lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!

It’s Halloween season, and that means it’s time to pick out your disguise for October 31.

But according to CouponCabin, costumes come a a price–a steep one.

The average Halloween costume costs $45, with the majority of costumes–66 percent–being valued between $20 and $49.99.

This year, the National Retail Foundation expects customers to spend $6.9 billion on costumes, decorations, party supplies and candy for All Hallows Eve. In 2014, the breakdown was:

  • $2.2 billion on candy
  • $2.8 billion on costumes ($1.1 billion for kids and $1.4 billion for adults)
  • $350 million on pet costumes

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