Patrick Bateman Costume – American Psycho

Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, in American Psycho is an iconic anti-hero of film. To make your own Patrick Bateman costume is relatively simple with only a few items of clothing needed along with a few props that are seen in the American Psycho movie. Obviously, if you are just wanting to dress like Patrick Bateman then the props will not be required.

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Since American Psycho is set in the 1980’s when making your own Patrick Bateman costume you will mainly be looking to buy and wear fashion from that era. Mainly, a 1980’s style pinstripe suit and shirt. Here is a complete list of what you will need to make your own Patrick Bateman costume.

Patrick Bateman Pinstripe Suit

Patrick Bateman Costume - Patrick Bateman Suit Patrick Bateman loves his 80’s style pinstripe suits therefore a pinstripe suit is an essential part of any Patrick Bateman costume.

The pinstripe suits that Patrick Bateman wears are usually dark in color and appear to be a slim fit.

For you Patrick Bateman suit choose a dark colored pinstripe suit that is slim fitting. Keep the style as 80’s as possible.

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Patrick Bateman Shirt

Patrick Bateman Costume - Patrick Bateman Shirt Again, the shirts that Patrick Bateman wears are very 80’s in style. He mostly wears striped slim fitting shirts or a shirt with a different color collar.

This gives you the choice of wearing a striped shirt or, for example, a blue shirt with a white color.

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Patrick Bateman Necktie

Patrick Bateman Costume - Patrick Bateman Tie Patrick Bateman is also a lover of neckties and is seldom seen wihout wearing one. He ties his necktie with a double windsor knot.

When choosing a necktie for your Patrick Bateman, once again, keep the style very 80’s and try to choose a necktie that has a pattern rather than a plane necktie with only one color.

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Patrick Bateman Clip Suspenders

Patrick Bateman Costume - Patrick Bateman Braces Patrick Bateman uses a pair of clip suspenders to hold up his pants so they are another important part of your Patrick Bateman costume.

When Patrick Bateman is seen wearing a dark suit with a blue shirt the clip suspenders are dark red so this is the color and style that we would recommend for your American Psycho costume.

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Patrick Bateman Rolex Watch

Patrick Bateman Costume - Patrick Bateman rolex watch Patrick Bateman is a very rich man with a well paid job. He loves the finer things in life and loves to wear expensive clothes and jewellery.

The watch that Patrick Bateman wears appears to be a Rolex wristwatch.

While you may not wish to spend thousands of dollars on a Rolex wristwatch for your Patrick Bateman costume there are cheap wristwatches that look very similar that will work well with this cosplay costume.

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Patrick Bateman Axe

Patrick Bateman Costume - Patrick Bateman Axe One of the first props that you need for your Patrick Bateman costume is an axe.

The scene in American Psycho where we see Patrick Bateman with an axe shows him listening to Huey Lewis and News while using an axe with a shiny chrome axe head.

Yes, any old axe would work for a Patrick Bateman costume but if you really want your costume to look awesome, buy an axe with a wooden handle and chrome axe head.

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Patrick Bateman Rain Coat

Patrick Bateman Costume - Patrick Bateman Rain Coat The scene in American Psycho where Patrick Bateman uses his axe he is seen wearing a clear raincoat over his suit and clothing. He wears this to stop his expensive clothing being splattered with blood.

Clear raincoats are cheap to buy and will look great as part of your Patrick Bateman costume. Especially with the addition of some fake blood splashed over it.

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Patrick Bateman Fake Blood

Patrick Bateman Costume - Patrick Bateman Blood Being a serial killer means your Patrick Bateman costume will need some fake blood.

Buy some fake blood and apply it in a splatter effect on the clear raincoat.

You should really splatter the fake blood on your face as well to fully replicate the axe scene from the American Psycho movie.

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Patrick Bateman Fore! Huey Lewis and the News

Patrick Bateman Costume - Patrick Bateman Fore One of the most iconic and unforgettable scenes from the American Psycho movie is the scene where he uses the axe while listening to Fore! by Huey Lewis and the News.

A nice finishing touch to your Patrick Bateman costume would be have a CD copy of the album Fore! by Huey Lewis and the News.

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