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. If you’ve ever had a secret desire to emulate or just look like a killer, now is your chance.
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.
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 most officially licensed costume companies 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 a necessity, 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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It’s a simple, comfortable, and inexpensive costume to find, and you may even have some of the items in your bedroom closet. If you’re on a strict budget, visit a thrift or second-hand store and you should be able to find everything you need.