10 Absurdly Expensive Halloween Costumes

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All Hallows Eve isn’t just about collecting the most candy. It’s about who has the best costume.And some of the time, the best costume translates into the most expensive one.

This year, the average American household is expected to spend an average of $72.31 on decorations, costumes and candy, an increase over last year’s average of $66.28.

But of course, some people spend way more. Buyer beware, this list starts off with pricey costumes with costs that are merely laughable. But it ends with get-ups so wildly expensive they’ll have you gasping for breath.

Bumblebee's skill doesn't come cheap, weighing in at almost $300

The Transformers scout, who has been on the front line since joining the war against the Decepticons, has become a hero for many.

Dressing like the yellow autobot this Halloween will set you back $299.99. That hefty price tag comes with a robotic printed jumpsuit and a helmet with eyes that light up.

Saving Gotham City is going to cost you more than $400

Bruce Wayne's alter ego has been a comic book hero since 1939. But becoming the Dark Knight for a night isn't cheap.

The costume, which costs $439.99 comes equipped with a black body suit, moulded armour pieces, Batman's famous utility belt and an over-the-head mask.

Sorry, no Batmobile included.

Being Batman's sidekick will cost you as much as being Batman

Being Batman's sidekick has raised Batgirl's stock. Dressing up as the female member of the Batman family will cost you $399.99.

But that price gets you one sexy costume complete with a leotard, corset, latex belt buckle and eye mask.

Imitating the world's favourite Wookie can be yours for the taking for about $450

Chewbacca has been dubbed one of 'greatest sidekicks' ever, and the costume price proves it. Dressing up like the famous Wookie runs to the tune of $449.99.

The costume includes Chewie's sash and pouch as well as a full-body suit.

Becoming the galaxy's greatest enemy costs almost $800

Want to rule the Galaxy with an iron fist? Just a warning, imitating Vader's breathing issues comes at a heavy price. A Star Wars Darth Vader collector's costume costs $799.99.

But it comes with a jumpsuit with fake leather pants, a flaring cape and of course, a breathing device.

As an added bonus, the entire costume is cast from original Lucas Studio molds.

Being dressed to terrorize the galaxy will cost almost $1,000

Darth Vader's loyal followers must be used to getting well-compensated for their mercenary behaviour. Dressing like an Imperial Stormtrooper for Halloween will set you back $999.99.

But the costume comes with moulded armour, a collector's edition mask and black gloves.

Becoming an adventurous alien will empty your wallet to the tune of $1,700

In the sci-fi world, The Predator hunts dangerous species, including humans, for sport. In the human world, The Predator is a pretty costly Halloween costume.

The alien guise costs $1,700, and include two torso pieces and comes ready to wear.

Riding your very own reptile will cost you $2,500

This pre-historic costume will let you make your grand Halloween-party entrance on the back of a dragon. And for only $2,500.

The stylish duds are made of thick rubber, metal hardware, leather straps and fibreglass understructure in many areas for added support.

Fake human legs sit astride the beast to complete the look.

Falling through the wardrobe will cost you thousands

In the Chronicles of Narnia, the Minotaur served the White Witch. In America, his costume costs $3,900.

The costume of course comes with horns, as well as a crossbow.

Saving your damsel in distress could cost you nearly $10,000

Playing the hero in a medieval Gothic suit of armour is going to set you back $9,915.

The costume, which is up for bid on eBay includes handmade items and is a brand-new, unopened ensemble.

If the cost of these costumes didn't scare you

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