After long being a fringe candidate, Mac Akasaka, known for his outlandish costumes on wacky campaign broadcasts, finally won an election.

The 70-year-old founder of the Smile Party organization clinched an assembly seat in Tokyo’s Minato Ward on a pledge to increase the number of elderly nursing facilities threefold and to establish a “smile day” on the eighth of every month.

Akasaka finished 30th in a field of 54 candidates competing for 34 seats.

The win came after Akasaka declared the race would be his last on his Twitter account.

Akasaka has run in more than 10 races, including the 2016 Tokyo gubernatorial election and national elections.

Akasaka drew attention for his odd online campaign videos in which he dressed up as Superman, an alien, angel and even Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of India's independence movement.

After claiming victory, Akasaka posted a photo of himself grinning on Twitter along with the caption “Smile!!!”