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Meet Ama Lea of Poltergeists and Paramours in San Fernando Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ama Lea.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Ama. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve loved Halloween, horror, and all things spooky for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Maine, there wasn’t a lot to do so I spent my summers making my own little horror movies where I’d film everything and make my own monster costumes haha. In high school I would make all the costumes for the drama club with the help of my mom who’s an expert seamstress. After high school I moved on to photography and film making and didn’t think much about sewing or costume design until much later when I was actually shopping for lingerie for myself. I wanted to find pieces that were horror or Halloween related and was insanely surprised at the lack of things out there! Everything was either costumes, cheaply made stuff from Hot Topic, or movie tee shirts DIY’d into other things. So I decided to start sewing again and make some stuff for myself. I would make pieces for my friends for holidays and such and before long I had a full blown business!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There was a lot of learning curves along the way. I had to learn how to sew stretchy fabrics and invest in a lot of more expensive machinery. I sew EVERYTHING by myself so it can be overwhelming but making women feel beautiful and to have lingerie that they and their partner can be excited about is worth all the work!

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am known for creating horror pop culture and Halloween lingerie. In fact, that’s all I do! Everything is handmade by me! I design many of my fabrics, create textiles, hand dye bra hooks and garter straps. Every single piece is hand crafted by me down to all those tiny details and I’m super proud of that.

What were you like growing up?
I was outspoken and artsy lol. I hate the term “tomboy” but that’s probably how I would have been described. I spent all my free time skateboarding, going to punk shows and watching/making horror movies or taking pictures.

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Image Credit:
Models: Vanessa Decker, Maria Lasagna, Twigglet, Vinyl Sheena, Megan Rosati, (Group Shot): Elissa Wagner, Lara Jean Mummert, Batty Sith, Maria Lasagna, Amanda Yost Photographers: Ama Lea, Al Ortega, Creepcake, Diego Madrigal, Megan Duffy

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