Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino is pleased to be one of this year's inspirations for Halloween fancy dress.

The 28-year-old reality TV star, who shot to fame in the MTV series Jersey Shore, was shown a costume based on him during an appearance on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno this week.

According to Digital Spy, Sorrentino said he was "flattered" to see the outfit, which consisted of a black tank top with built-in muscles.

"I guess you have to be a cool dude to have your own Halloween costume. That's definitely kind of cool," he told the chat show host.

Sorrentino may go on to inspire fancy dress costumes for several years to come, as Jersey Shore is set to return for a third season and he is also scheduled to take part in the forthcoming series of Dancing with the Stars.

Halloween partygoers looking to mimic Sorrentino's rippling abs with their own outfit could try a Mr Universe or Muscleman Shirt costume.