Are you ready for the "trick or treaters?"

More pumpkins...but don't carve them! (Craig Allen photo)

Halloween is next week from tomorrow!

A mere 8 days away!  (SCARY!)

Are you ready?

"Boo Store" (Craig Allen photo)

Some of these "pop-up" Halloween Stores have been open...ready to cater to all of your Halloween needs since early September!

Stock up! (Craig Allen photo)

Have you stocked up on 'treats?"

Kitty says: Buy LOTS of candy...NOW!" (Craig Allen photo).

This BIG black cat got my attention...its head moves back and forth, staring you down, as you walk past the Halloween Candy'd better stop and buy...

Buy...MORE! (Craig Allen photo).

...or else!

Follow the t-shirt's directions...that includes you, "grandma" the left! (Craig Allen photo)

Will you be suitably "dressed"...

Is this you? (Craig Allen photo).

...for the occasion?

"Happy" Halloween house. (Craig Allen photo)

Is your home "dressed" for the big day?

Monster Pumpkin! (Craig Allen photo)

The National Retail Federation estimates that 171 million Americans are set to celebrate Halloween this year!

On a nationwide basis, you'll see plenty of superheroes, princesses, zombies, pumpkins and witches this year...

This year, more superheroes are expected to knock on doors looking for treats...dethroning the 'princess' as the top costume after 11 years at #1!

My costume (last year) was FREE...its made of trash. Literally. (Chris Eannucci photo).

Americans are expected to spend $3.1 billion on Halloween costumes for adults, children and...yes...pets!

This year's survey finds that 7 in 10 adults will be handing out candy...and about half will be decorating their homes...or putting on a costume!

Total spending, including candy and decorations, is expected to reach $8.4 billion!

That averages out to about $83 per person...up from just over $73 last year!

The Great Pumpkin?  (Craig Allen photo).

You still have a few days to become a part of these "spooky" statistics, New Jersey!

I, for one, am glad that the big day is still a few days away...because I still have to decide what to be!

Boo! I'm in "full ghost mode" at iPlay America! (Lauren Raposa photo).

Should I be a ghost this year, on the actual Halloween day?

"High Five" with the ghost! (Lauren Raposa photo).

The kids seem to like "Craig the Friendly Ghost!"

What do you think? Ghost...or something "new?"

Click here to find NJ's favorite Halloween costume, according to  "Proud Jersey Girl" Erin Vogt!

In the meantime...

Happy (almost) Halloween, New Jersey!

BOO! (Craig Allen photo)