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Act fast: Amazon marks down popular Halloween costumes today

Halloween costumes marked down on Halloween. (Amazon)

With Halloween less than three weeks away, the quest to find the best, and most affordable costume has officially begun.

For one day only, Amazon (AMZN) has marked down dozens of costumes featured as their  “Deal of the day.” Many of the costumes have been discounted by up to 35%, with a few marked down by 50%

So what’s up for grabs? Most of the discounted costumes are for small children and pets, like this Batman costume that is discounted from $46.99 to $15.47. If you’re little one wants to show some girl power, this Wonder Woman ensemble dropped to $15.55, down from $22.22.

Discounts on those two costumes will definitely come in handy for parents with small children. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that 3.7 million children plan to dress as their favorite action character or superhero, with 2.9 million as Batman characters and another 2.9 million as their favorite princess.

According to the NRF, 179 million Americans will spend $3.4 billion on Halloween costumes this year. The average consumer will spend $86.13, up from $82.93 last year.

Brittany Jones-Cooper is a reporter at Yahoo Finance. 

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