Americans are expected to spend around $6.9 billion dollars this Halloween holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend $74.34 individually for his or her costume.
Paul Mata was with his wife Sarah Mata shopping for Halloween gear when he spoke with Newschannel 6. Mata and his wife are spending more than the average American for the holiday.
"Last year I spent about $250 on my own. It's fun, it is the one time of year we get to dress up. You might as well go all out, especially costume parties," said Mata.
Kayla Moton was also spending more than the average American when it came to Halloween purchases. Moten said she plans to go as Gamora, a green alien assassin from the comic series Guardians of the Galaxy. Moten was looking at green make-up for her character when she spoke with Newschannel 6.
"Like $150 so far my costume it was like 60 bucks, but I got it off amazon so it is a little bit cheaper and I tried to buy it from a store," said Moten.
Only Nathan Banks of Iowa Park said he would keep his spending below the national average. However, Banks is still below 18 but he said he saved up his "chore money" so he could get the costume of his choosing.
"About like $51 dollars. Usually we spend a little less, but I am using my chore money this time," said Banks.
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National Retail Federation Halloween Spending Projections