Halloween Ain’t Cheap
It’s more than a few bags of candy and a twenty dollar costume. Turns out, the average person drops about $300 on Halloween.
And we spend more on the dog costume than we do a child’s! The average parent spends $32 on a child’s costume, and the average pet owner spends $59 on a costume for the dog. Can Fido even Trick-or Treat? Chocolate is not good for dogs.
The Halloween Shopping Survey from Savers Inc., says 90 percent of adults are planning to create a brand new look this season rather than repurpose costumes from years past. Another 81 percent will purchase new decorations for their home.
- On average, people dressing up for Halloween spend 61 days planning and preparing their costumes.
- 13 percent plan for Halloween a year or more in advance while 20 percent wait until the last minute to decide on their costume.
- Pet owners will spend $59 on average dressing up their pets for Halloween
- Parents on average will spend $32 on a child’s costume.
Enjoy the candy corn-peanut combination found this time of year in may office break rooms. That’s some addictive stuff.