'Mr. Skygack, from Mars' was a popular science fiction character at the time, and fans started dressing as him in costume contests.
And when it comes to dressing up like fictional characters, Major Sam is one of the best.
'Fan costuming' or the act of dressing like a fictional character has been around since 1908.
I LOVE The Walking Dead, but I don't think we want to be compared with a character that murders people with a baseball bat.