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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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