Americans spent $512.1 million dollars on adult Halloween costumes last year. Yes, you read that correctly.
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That number comes from Crain's Chicago Business and their recently released map showing spending on adult costumes for Halloween in 2011. It's more than 100 million more than was spent on kid's costumes last year.
It seems like the adults are getting into Halloween even more from the kids.
Highland Parkers spent a total of $138,063 on adult costumes. They're close to the top of the list, but the number one spender in Lake County goes to Barrington, which spent a whopping $231,836.
Vernon Hills, by comparison, spent less than $80,000. Fort Sheridan spent $81. And even with its Highwood only spent a little over $12,000.
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