A look at tips from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers about saving money on costumes, crafts and decorations. By Cameron Huddleston, Former Online Editor October 23, 2013 Did you know that Halloween is the second-biggest commercial holiday after Christmas? Americans spend an average of $6 billion a year on purchases for this spooky day. Kevin Cobb details how that money is spent in his Hair Raising Costs of Halloween infographic on the H&R Block Block Talk blog. The numbers are absolutely frightening!SEE ALSO: 13 Financial Frights For tips on how to save money this Halloween, here's a roundup of advice from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers: Sponsored Content 19 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Halloween [Savvy Sugar] "Seeing that the average person is estimated to spend around $75, let's slash those costs by celebrating All Hallows' Eve in these thrifty ways." 10 Cheap DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas (Indoor & Outdoor) [Money Crashers] "Whether you throw a Halloween bash, or just want to impress the neighborhood trick-or-treaters with your haunted mansion, you can decorate on a budget for Halloween, and still have the most impressive house on the block. " Advertisement 55 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults & Children [Coupon Sherpa] "We've come up with 55 easy and creative costumes for adults, children, couples and groups that won't cost you an arm and a leg, unless you're a real zombie, that is." 7 Fun and Frugal Halloween Crafts [Financial Highway] "Rather than spend big bucks on pre-made plastic doodads this fall, why not turn the holiday’s decorating requirements into a family event and try your hand at some fun holiday crafts?" 10 Unique Halloween Treats That Kids Love -- But Rarely Get! [Len Penzo dot Com] "Most of the treats [my daughter] finds in her trick-or-treat bag every Halloween that she considers to be among the best are NOT your typical fun-sized candy bars."