I began working in costume design at the end of my BFA at UVic; then in Toronto from 2004 - 2015 I did numerous costume design projects for theatre projects of various sizes, and commissions for individuals and businesses. I spent a season as the Head of Wardrobe at the Sudbury Theatre Centre (2009), designing and developing more fabrication skills. I carried on to apply these skills to creating my own stilt costumes for performance, and puppet costumes for my puppet theatre projects. In 2016 I moved to Vancouver and created a fashion show out of wallpaper! Then I began focusing more on working in film, becoming a permittee with IATSE 891. As of January 2019 I am mostly making costumes for myself on stilts but I am open to proposals!
Costume Design for Theatre
Theatre projects using pre-existing stock costumes, assembled & altered pieces, and custom items
"Amira Routledge’s period costumes are far handsomer than what anyone should expect from a company with such small budgets."
Fashion Show For Burning Man
In April 2015 I did a fashion show for people going to Burning Man, using only costumes from Theatrix Costume House in Toronto. Makeup by Paola Ortiz - Photography by John Simpson
Costume Commissions & Fabrication
Theatre projects & commissions built from patterns or built on pre-existing garments
The Wallpaper Fashion Show
In May 2016 I was commissioned to design & build a 12-piece fashion show made of wallpaper, for the Nilaya wallpaper company when they held a company event in Vancouver, May 2016 at the Commodore ballroom. Photography by Cameron Bowman - Event Management by Engagement Unlimited
Selection of designs from past theatre projects.