Spirit Halloween putting people in a spooky spirit as the holiday creeps closer

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Now that October is here, many people are getting in the spooky spirit as Halloween creeps closer.
In fact, according to the National Retail Federation,. more than 179 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, which is up from last year.

Halloween is a spooky holiday that seems to get bigger and better with each year that passes.

Consignment Operator, Spirit Halloween, David Cuzner, says, "I think it's just a fun day for the family, for kids, for adults, it's fun, it's a holiday you get together without having the holiday other stuff that comes with some other holidays."

And now Halloween has turned into much more than picking out a costume and simple decorations.

Cuzner says, "He'll surprise some kids for you."

These animated props have become the new way to decorate, allowing anyone to create their own frightening scene.

Cuzner says, "We've been pretty strong in these for quite awhile and we continue to be."

This year, the National Retail Federation says people plan to spend $9.1 billion on Halloween decorations and costumes.
The NRF says the top costume for children is reported to be a superhero, while the top pick for adults is a witch.

Cuzner says, "For boys, we have ninjas and superheros, which the boys just love. We have Stranger Things for adults and for kids, it's a Netflix show, it's spooky and the season is going to debut, second season will debut here coming shortly."

Spirit Halloween is open seven days a week and has more than 1,300 stores that pop up nationwide every year.