Pretty scary: Americans expected to spend $7.4 billion on Halloween

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WASHINGTON, DC – It’s almost that time of year, time for witches, pumpkin heads, and black cats, scary spooks and black bats.

Yeah, it’s Halloween.

The ghouls and boys at the National Retail Foundation say Americans will shell out $7.4 billion for candy, costumes, and other Halloween-y tricks and treats.

About $1.1 billion will go for costumes for the kids. And right now it looks Disney characters will rule the night.

Elsa from the film “Frozen” seems to be the most popular, with the teenage mutant ninja turtles close on her tail.

Adults will spend more on their costumes than on their kids’: $1.4 billion. But they like the traditional stuff, like witches and batman characters.

Subway wants to help the ladies to eat more of their subs and salads to help get into those sexy costumes for Halloween, because, after all, Halloween can be scary enough as it is.

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