POSTED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 5:34pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 9:10am
MCALLEN - It's been a treat for retail stores across the country and even locally as Halloween sales are hitting recording numbers.
Costumes, candies, and even home decorations are popular shopping items for this holiday, especially here in the valley.
Angie Alonzo is a Target supervisor and say's her store has been busy for the past three weeks.
Halloween sales in the U.S. are expected to reach a whopping 8-billion dollars this year and that is a record number.
According to Ibisworld spending is up 10.7% from 2011.
Despite the tough times consumers aren't holding back and that also includes consumers here in the Rio Grande Valley.
Costumes made up the largest portion of Halloween spending representing $2.9 billion in the U.S.
despite the price of sugar, candy's main input, sweets were second on the list, followed by decorations.
For many, Halloween day was all about rushing to the store and filling up their shopping carts with Halloween goods.
Some of the hot costumes to look out for include: monster high, pirates, President Obama and even Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.