Halloween is coming up, and with all the extra attention being given to creepy clowns lately, it is inevitable that the costumes would be in higher demand.

Halloween Express told 3News Wednesday that clown mask sales online have doubled from this time last year. They hope any would-be jokers are not buying the masks to do harm.

Local stores like the Spirit Halloween store sell several clown costumes for both adults and teens, but even with the spike in sales, that doesn't come close to the number one Halloween costume of 2016 -- Harley Quinn, or really any character from the movie Suicide Squad.