How much do parents spend on Halloween costumes?

ToyNews asks mums and dads about their buying habits for spooky toys and costumes.
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With Halloween being celebrated next week on October 31st, we asked parents how much they spend on themed toys and costumes.

38 per cent of respondents spend £10 to £20 on Halloween toys and costumes each year for their child, while another 38 per cent spend over £20.

23 per cent spend £5 to £10 but not a single parent we questioned said they spend less than £5 on Halloween accessories each year.

One fifth of parents that celebrate Halloween with their kids say they don’t go trick-or-treating, but still dress up and have fun with their little ones. Meanwhile, 80 per cent like to take their kids trick-or-treating.

Of those who celebrate the spooky holiday, 43.75 per cent spend money on costumes, while just 6.25 per cent choose to make them themselves. Half of parents say they do a bit of both.

Read more in our full Halloween feature here.

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