Regina Ayala


Outline the story …

And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh. - Nyarlathotep H.P. Lovecraft (

Egyptology and tentacle monsters are two of my favorite things, even have the tattoo to match. When I saw the theme this year, I knew right away, it would be Nyarlathotep. A corseted bodysuit had been my current design obsession so my path way pretty much laid out. Every decision was organic, I wasn't sure on the details until I started sewing and playing around with how the fabrics looked and then just went with whatever I thought fit and liked the look of.

Outline the construction…

I've been working on a corset bodysuit and have been using a pattern I created from plastic wrap and duct taping my dress form. This is it's 8th variation and I'm still trying to perfect it. Each project gets me a little bit closer. This was my first time adding hip fins and I did so, on a whim, because I love them! I used canvas for my strength layer and headbonded that to the stretchy black pleather to act as one. I had the gold high-shine pleated fabric and matching netting, waiting in my stash waiting for its time. The tentacles are wire and polyfill! Breast cups and lining are usually the things that give me most trouble. Getting the lining to match up and sit nicely was a struggle, after a couple tries and a lot of pins, I managed to get it. I still need to adjust the cups to fit better, this time the center front was floating off the body, it may fix itself with better fitting cups. Overall, this bodysuit has the best fit so far, and showed me a few other things I can improve on!




  1. Kitty Mortensen Kitty Mortensen on March 11, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Oh my, this is so gorgeous and well done, the details at the hip just have me drooling all over the place. very, very well done!

  2. Avatar Stef McKnight on March 12, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Amazing textures and styling

  3. Avatar Meri on March 12, 2021 at 11:26 am

    The cups are always a problem but you have done a great job. I love the inspiration and the result.

  4. Avatar Mandy Pursley on March 14, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Great work! I especially love the tentacles; that was such a creative and elegant way to add that element to your work. And the corset turned out great!

  5. Avatar Marion Brégier on March 16, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I’m so impressed at the whole thing, especially the hip area !

  6. Avatar Laëtitia on March 18, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    This set is truly sublime. Lovecraft is a real challenge in my opinion and you did it perfectly!

  7. Avatar Carly Van Groeningen on March 19, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Fantastic work, love the tentacles!

  8. Avatar Maeri Certo on March 22, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    This is so cool! I could totally see this in a music video or something like that. I love the pleated gold accents and the texture it adds. Well done!

  9. Avatar Stephanie Murison on March 24, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Love the combination of black and gold with the pleating and netting at the front! The breast cups came out very nicely, so well done with tackling that particularly tricky construction!

    • Avatar REGINA AYALA on March 29, 2021 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you, they took me the longest to get “right”!

  10. Avatar Kikkii von Fustian on March 27, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Such a great design! I love it

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