Patrick Bateman is the charming, yet deadly sociopath in American Psycho, and a go-to costume for men looking for a simple, yet frightening costume.
To the outside world, Bateman seems to have it all: money, a prestigious job, and everything that having a lot of money allows you to have. The only problem is that the man turns into a vicious serial killer when it turns dark outside.
If you want to dress up as this character, it’s fairly simple because all you need is a suit and tie and a see-through raincoat and you’re all set – well, if you splash on a little fake blood too.
How to Dress Like Patrick Bateman From American Psycho
As long as you wear a dark suit and red or dark red tie, you’ll look a lot like Patrick Bateman, but your costume should include the following items:
- Pinstripe suit
- Two-toned dress shirt, which is usually light blue with a white collar and white cuffs
- A necktie in red or maroon
- A fancy-looking watch
- Black dress shoes
- A clear see-through raincoat
- Foam ax
- Fake blood
The fake blood isn’t necessary, of course, but it’s a lot more realistic to sprinkle it over the raincoat and the tip of the ax because it will make you look more like a true killer!
If you’re going to a costume party, this is one costume that is certain to get you noticed.
Just keep in mind that this character is one that wears a simple business suit every day, and it really doesn’t matter what the suit looks like. Just choose a professional-looking business suit and tie, add the raincoat and ax to the ensemble, and make sure that some blood is streaked across the raincoat for some special effects.
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About Patrick Bateman’s Look in American Psycho
Patrick Bateman is in his late 20s and specializes in mergers and acquisitions in an investment firm on Wall Street. He lives in a posh area of the Upper West Side and spends his evenings killing people, including colleagues, prostitutes, and homeless people. He is self-obsessed and very unconcerned about other people.
In fact, the only person that he seems to bond with just a tad is his secretary. People are just objects to him that he knows he can manipulate any time he wants to do so, but while his killing spree continues, no one around him guesses that he is the actual murderer.
He dresses in a very professional-looking suit and tie but wears a clear raincoat when he kills, which he usually does with an ax. For this reason, you only need to look for a business suit to wear and a few accessories whenever you feel like dressing up like him for a costume party or convention.
And there you have it, folks, the ultimate guide to dressing as Patrick Bateman. By following these steps, you too can channel the twisted psyche of American Psycho’s infamous anti-hero.
But seriously, this guide was written in jest. Patrick Bateman is a fictional character and should not be emulated in real life. The themes and actions depicted in American Psycho are disturbing, and should be taken as a commentary on societal issues rather than something to be celebrated.
Remember, costumes and cosplay are meant to be enjoyed in a light-hearted and respectful way, so please keep that in mind while choosing your next cosplay character
But on the other hand, if you are going to dress up as him, you’ll be sure to make a statement at any Halloween party or cosplay event, that’s for sure. Just be ready for all the attention, both good and bad.