How to Cosplay Marina Kingston

Do you want to be a savvy, sassy girl but don't have a role model? Marina Kingston from the book The Meaning of Life (or as written by Marina Kingston) is perfect as a model for your actions.

Steps

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    Dress the part. You don't need expensive designer clothes but if you can splurge, do. Have a few key staples such as a band tee or jeans, and wear jeans as much as possible, even in summer. H&M is a very good store to shop at for Marina-esque clothes because it is her favorite store.
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    Invest in a pair of Havaianas. They are relatively cheap and Marina loves them. If you can, try to get them in the White Slim Animals style, but pretty much any pair will do.
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    Get the hair. Spend a lot of time and effort on your hair, and if you can, grow it out and bleach it so that it is blonde like hers. Never wear it up unless you absolutely need to (eg. it's hot out and you have thick hair, you need to pull it back for sports) and if your school allows it, get turquoise or blue streaks in it. Also, in the later books Marina has side bangs.
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    Experiment with beauty products. Marina swears by Sephora and Ulta, but also has some other brands in her makeup bag. Absolutely be sure to have white or silver eyeshadow and Dr. Pepper flavored chapstick in your makeup bag at all times. Do not wear mascara or eyeliner. Marina hates it and thinks it makes people look airbrushed.
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    Paint your nails a dark shade of blue or purple (or even black if you feel daring). OPI and Essie are good brands, but if you don't feel like spending $7.95 on nail polish, you can use Wet n Wild or another drugstore brand. Always use top coat, it makes your nails last longer and it's a very Marina thing to do.
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    Wear perfume, especially flowery and feminine scents. Good choices are Marc Jacobs Daisy, Pink Sugar, or Jessica McClintock. absolutely do not wear Angel (Marina thinks it's cliché) or Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue (Marina hates it because it reminds her of her ex boyfriend).
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    Wash your face' on a regular basis.
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    Develop a love for Maroon 5. Idolize Adam Levine.
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    Shave your legs, underarms, and even arms if you want to.
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    Use words like "cliché" or "risqué". They are very Marina.
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    Eat red meat and sushi as little as possible.
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    Have several ex-boyfriends that you refer to on occasion. When you look for a guy, look for one of these types:
    • Social outcast
    • "Adorable"
    • Make sure you vary the heights/looks of the guys you date. Marina goes from dating someone her height to dating someone 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, and then dates someone who's almost a foot shorter than her.
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    Listen to your iPod a lot. If you don't have an iPod, then try to invest in one of the less expensive ones.
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    Have a group of girls with a cute name. Marina's group calls themselves the Sexy Seven because there are 7 girls.
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    A screenname is essential. Marina and her friends IM each other constantly. Make sure it represents who you are very well.
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    Another essential is a cell phone. An ideal phone is an enV or enV2 by LG or an Alias by Samsung, but almost any phone will do.
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    Be outgoing around guys, but have a sensitive side that people rarely see. In one of Marina's weaker points, she lets her boyfriend see her sensitive side. But as soon as she bounces back, she stops being sensitive and becomes outgoing again.
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    Drink a lot of Frappuccinos, especially Strawberries and Cream.
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    Read books like the A-List and Gossip Girl. They are Marina's favorite.
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    Have a boyfriend who's also your best guy friend. An example is Marina's 3rd boyfriend (in the series) Jonathan.

Things You'll Need

  • Cute Clothes
  • Makeup
  • Nail Polish
  • Good Hair
  • A boyfriend

Article Info

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