Thailand's Jintatat Rugsaraj is the reigning king of low cost cosplay, but fans of cost-effective costuming in Japan have their own champion to root for in Takaya. Takaya's costumes are definitely as imaginative and frugral as Jintatat's, but they seem to purposefully focus on the impractical--and a pattern of stripping down to your underwear!

As university students know, nothing breeds creativity quite like having a light wallet. So with a little imagination and just a few props, Takaya is able to spin some hilarious takes on anime and video game characters, and even company logos! Yes, he strips for those too. Here's some of his standout creations from the past year.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.