Halloween has turned into a major spending holiday.
Halloween spending in the United States is expected to hit about $7 billion this year.
Retailmenot.com Senior Editor Trae Bodge says nearly 160 million Americans are celebrating.
Bodge says there are still great ways to save on costumes by using price-comparison tools and coupons.
And, Bodge also says it's a good idea to wait until a day or two before Halloween to buy candy.
By then, retailers want to clear the shelves, and they discount all your favorites by at least 50 percent.
Nearly 160 million Americans are celebrating Halloween this year.