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.
Patrick Bateman Costume – Dress Like Patrick Bateman
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 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.
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.
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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