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It's Okay to Not be Okay - Wardrobe Envy

Anyone watching "It's Okay to not be Okay" cannot help but be moved by the emotive storyline, entranced by the beautiful animations of the fairytales and totally in love with Ko Moon-young's wardrobe. The costumes have been well planned to convey the character and her personality, eccentric and strong with a confident attitude and a sophisticated manner.   I'm in love with her outfits as much as I love the character and that's not just because she's a writer, well maybe I'm a little biased in that regard. I've taken a section of my favourite Moon-young looks so far and looked for similar outfits to recreate a similar look; Episode 1 - The Boy Who Fed on Nightmares The first shot of Ko Moon-is a beautiful image of her standing alone looking over her shoulder in a black gown set against a glowing sunset.  Its an iconic short of a haunted looking character, as she listens to the voice of her mother telling her she is a monster who will be fo
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