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Americans are expected to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween this year

Americans are expected to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween this year

A Batman bib-and-booties costume for $14.99 caught the eye of Joanna Robles as she searched for something for her months-old son to wear while she holds him as she hands out candy on Halloween.

"His dad is really obsessed with superheroes," Robles said while strolling through a Spirit Halloween store in Pasadena.

In the next aisle, 35-year-old Joe Lige of Canoga Park said he was browsing for an outfit "on the darker, spookier side" for a Halloween party. "My wife gives me a budget for Halloween and I always exceed it," he quipped.

They're among the 157 million Americans expected to celebrate Halloween this year, whether it's by walking their...

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