Ellen Hyde has been sewing since grade school and has always enjoyed dressing up. She studied apparel design at Cornell University, after deciding in high school that costumer was perhaps a better career choice than astronaut. Still a nerd at heart (difficult when studying fashion), Ellen began attending as many sci-fi conventions as she could, working on costumes in between class projects. Ellen currently works at Cornell's Historic Costume and Textile Collection and spends much of her free time sewing.

Ellen can be reached at ellen@hydedesigns.com