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I was looking at how much my DIY fog chillers cost to make and decided to look back in Quicken at anything that I categorized as having been purchased for Halloween inlcuding consumables like candy, pumpkins and fog juice that don't stick around after Halloween, prop construction including tools, costumes, props, accessories, post-Halloween sales etc. I bought a Buccaneer Bones costume in 2004 to pass out candy. I started to read haunt forums online in 2005 and did my first yard haunt. Immediately I got ideas for this year. So the cost increased dramatically. I'm sure that's nothing compared to other haunters who have been doing this for a while. But without the Internet, I know it would be much less for me. I think of it as making up for lost time ; )

1999 = $40
2000 = $0
2001 = $2
2002 = $3
2003 = $35
2004 = $182
2005 = $767
2006 = $957 YTD
Total = $1,986
 

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I don't want to know how much I spend. :D
I do know that I'm sitting next to a 30 lb pile of candy right now.
I think I'm still under a $1000
 

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If the candy is in the tub, where do you clean yourself. And don't you get pretty ripe by Nov. 1st? Just kidding.
I' not sure how much I spend. Just ask my husband, and divide that figure in half. He exaggerates.
 

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I have spent probably (with the talking bucky skull class) 500.00 this year... and my hubby is laid off... not good.... next year though....:)
 

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I have spent over $500 this year. This is my biggest year so far on spending. I'm about out of room so things will start being revamped for next year and just a couple few new pieces for next year.
 

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way way way tooo much
 

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So far as of 10/9/06 - $716.00

This amount will definitely change soon because I usually buy $150 - 200 worth of candy, 8-10 pumpkins to carve, a bunch of minature pumpkins to decorate the inside of the house with, booze (gotta see what I have stocked in the liquor cabinet and food for that day. I usually spend approximately $1,000 or more.

I think I need to find that second job soon. :mad:
 

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I'm up to ~$300, but half of that was a new fogger. If I didn't build almost all of the props, lights, sound recorders etc I could get in really deep.
 

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All of it.

Honestly, over the 364 days between the holiday... we probably spent over $1000. Building stuff is expensive, plus we stock up when we see stuff on sale.

This year I actually should include a new digital camera and accessories...my wife's camera showed it's age at Halloween Horror Nights (SLLLOW), so I bought her a new 8mp Sony as a Halloween treat.
 

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"and just a couple few new pieces for next year"
lol Good one Teary! I say that one every year too. And the next year still tops the previous one.
 

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Everyone has a supper power mine is scrounging. I always say I can give you a Million dollar show for a hunderd dollars. I think I am up to about $75.00 for this year and I have been starting from scratch as all my old stuff is in storage in Washington and I'm in SC. In the last two months I have made my corpse, gravedigger (done now) scarecrow, monster in a box, grave markers, borded up windows, grave poper and 5 skulls. I hope to stay at about $100.00. I have no fear of genral scrounging and down and dirty dumster diving.
 

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I was only supposed to spend $200 this year but the big ticket items (fcg motor, foggers and juice) ate up the budget and I was left with tons of little stuff to buy still... and I'm around $500 now... stopped counting.
 
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