What started as a novelty among the U.S. and British fencing teams at the London 2012 Olympics has become a worldwide trend. Now nearly every country participating in the fencing competition at the Rio Games is outfitted with a patriotic mask.

The newly painted masks debuted during the individual women’s epee qualifying bouts Saturday morning.

Traditionally fencing masks were plain black, but in 2001, Italian fencer Paolo Milanoli showed up to the world championships in his now infamous mask depicting an evil clown, according to Fencing.net.

The International Fencing Federation, the body that regulates the sport, prohibited Milanoli from competing in the terrifying mask, however. The federation requires all designs to be preapproved. Apparently, horror movie-inspired designs didn’t make the cut.