For fans of American Horror Story: Murder House a Tate Langdon costume is an excellent idea. Especially for a halloween costume, fancy dress, or a simple cosplay. There are two way you can make your own Tate Langdon costume depending on how much time and money you wish to invest.
Tate Langdon Costume – American Horror Story
Firstly there is the casual everyday Tate Langdon costume. This version of the American Horror Story costume is quite simple to make. You will need a sweater, ripped jeans and a pair of Converse sneakers. You could however choose to make your own Tate Langdon costume and dress in the clothes he wears when he carry’s out the school shooting. Here we will show you what you need to create both starting with the casual Tate Langdon costume.
Tate Langdon Costume – Casual
Tate Langdon Stripped Sweater
|The first item of clothing that you will need if you want to dress like Tate Langdon is a replica of the sweater that he wears.
The sweater that he wears is a long sleeve woollen sweater with horizontal brown and green stripes around the arms and body.
Tate Langdon White T-Shirt
|If you pay close attention to the scenes in the early episodes of American Horror Story: Murder House you will notice that Tate Langdon wears a white t-shirt under his stripped sweater.
It appears to be a thermal vest style t-shirt. W have made this assumption due to the visible vertical lines that are seen. While not imperative to the costume it is still an important part of the costume if you with to be 100% accurate.
Tate Langdon Jeans
|If you are creating a casual style Tate Langdon costume you will need to wear pair of jeans which are ripped at the knees.
You could either buy a pair of pre ripped jeans or you could simply cut a hole in the left knee of a pair of old jeans that you already own.
The jeans worn by Tate are a light stone wash color.
Tate Langdon Converse Sneakers
|Another important part of the casual Tate Langdon costume is his footwear.
In every episode of American Horror Story: Murder House we see that Tate Langdon wears a pair of red Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars High Tops.
You could actually wear any color Converse but to be 100% true to the character we recommend a pair the same color as seen in the show.
Tate Langdon Costume – School Shooter
The second option you have for making your own Tate Langdon costume is to dress like he does in the school shooting scenes. This version of the character is, in our opinion, a lot more interesting to create. Here is everything you will need to dress like Tate Langdon in those scenes.
Tate Langdon Trench Coat
|The most important part of this version of the Tate Langdon costume is the long black trench coat that he wears.
The trench coat that he wears appears to be made from black wool and is a military style design.
Tate Langdon Long Sleeved Shirt
|During the scenes of American Horror Story: Murder House where Tate Langdon goes on his killing spree he always wears his trench coat open. This is how we see that he wears a black shirt.
The black shirt has long sleeves. We see this in the scene where the police raid his house after the shooting.
Tate Langdon Pants
|Another important part of this version of the Tate Langdon costume is the black pants that he wears.
You have the option of wearing a pair of black jeans or a pair of black combat pants.
What is important is that the bottom of the pants you wear are tucked into your boots.
Tate Langdon Boots
|For your Tate Langdon costume you will need to par particular attention to your choice of footwear.
It is uncertain the exact brand of boots that he wears but several closeups while he walks show that Tate Langdon wears a pair of black military style boots with his pants tucked into them.
Tate Langdon Shotgun
|Since the character goes on a killing spree it will be a nice touch to the Tate Langdon costume if you add a shotgun.
As usual we would never recommend the use of a real gun for any cosplay or costume.
Instead we would recommend the use of a toy or an airsoft gun instead.
Tate Langdon Face Paint
|The final part, and the hardest, of the Tate Langdon fancy dress is the face paint makeup that he wears while walking the corridors.
There are several scenes where Tate Langdon does not wear the makeup but if you really want your Tate Langdon fancy dress to look awesome, and are capable, we would certainly advice trying to replicate his skull style makeup that he has on his face.
Check out more American Horror Story costume ideas here.