It must be hard trying to emulate a character from one of the most popular anime series in recent memory, but at least one cosplayer out there has got it down pat. Twitter user and ardent cosplayerNikukyu Ayato is being showered with praise after her perfectly charming portrayal of Hanayo “Kayo” Koizumi, one of nine main characters from Love Live! School Idol Project, at a recent cosplay event in Japan.

Nikukyu Ayato is receiving lots of love since portraying Hanayo, the demure 15-year-old high school student who’s part of the mini-idol unit Printemps, at the Sakae Cosplay Festival held last Sunday in Nagoya. While her outfit (which consisted of a school uniform from the show) was relatively simple compared to some of the other costumes at the event, she nevertheless pulled off an endearing representation of Hanayo, beautifully capturing her shy personality and mannerisms.

▼ Hanayo Koizumi

Take a look at some of the snapshots from the event:

Perhaps now might be a good time to remind our readers that the Love Live! film will be officially released in theaters across Japan on Sunday, June 13, and more than a dozen international locations shortly thereafter. We’ll leave you with the trailer for it below–go do some Love Live! karaoke in the next week (or eat some Love Live! instant ramen) to get pumped!

Source: Hamusoku
Top Image: Twitter (@nikukyu_s)