Halloween Has Become a Pricey Holiday

("JB's house Halloween 2012" by Doggo, CC by-ND 2.0)

When you add up the cost of candy, costumes and decorations, chances are you may have spent more money than you thought getting ready for Halloween… turns out, Halloween can cost a small fortune…

Moneywise Dot Com’s Doug Whiteman says the simple white sheet you used to be a ghost or robot mask and costume made out of a paper bag and cardboard box doesn’t cut it for most kids these days.

The average cost for two childrens’ costumes is almost $50. And a costume for your pet dog or cat runs about 12 bucks.