Costumer / Author
ELLIE COLLINS was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. She was always artistic and creative, but in her high school days she discovered a deep love for the theater and costuming. Since then she's created over one hundred costumes for herself and other actors and cosplayers. She's won numerous awards, and has even been featured in magazines for her costuming work. Also, she has gone on to do seamstress work for film and television.
On top of her costuming work for screen, she has worked both in front of and behind the camera. Whether it be assistant directing, wardrobe, or even acting, she finds herself happy in all parts of film making. However, acting still remains her first love. She was featured on the first season of The CW's "The Originals" as a recurring DayWalker vampire. It was a season she credits with reigniting her passion for all things creative.
Ellie has gone on to write "Empire Valley". It was an idea she had mulled around for many years, then the drive to write finally came with 2011's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where she wrote 50,000 words in the month of November. Since then, each year she participates and encourages others to participate in NaNoWriMo and follow their writing dreams.
Currently she is working on the next book in her series, developing video games, making costumes, and taking an active role in film and television production around Atlanta.