(WUSA9) -- Uncertainty in the economy may be spooking Americans when it comes to Haloween spending.

The National Retail federation finds households expect to spend less this year than last year, just over $75.

Halloween is a big deal for retailers. It's the last major event before the crucial holiday season and can give some clues about how much shoppers are feeling.

Some costume ideas that are already trending on social media include Miley Cyrus from the VMAs, Sharknado and Grumpy Cat.

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