American Psycho is a horror film based on the novel of the same name written by Bret Easton Ellis. The film was directed by Mary Harron and published by Lions Gate Films in 2000. American Psycho follows the story of Patrick Bateman, A rich investment banker who applies his trade in the busy city of Manhattan. He spends his time wining and dining in fancy restaurants, with friends he doesn’t really like. Patrick Bateman leads a double life, he is investment banker by day and deranged serial killer at night. The film decided favourable reviews from critics praising Christian Bale’s performance and the script writing.
The American Psycho costume we will be discussing in this article will obviously be Patrick Bateman. I will add all the necessary information needed to complete this Patrick Bateman costume, this will include links to he items and descriptions on those items.
Patrick Bateman Costume Suit
The Patrick Bateman costume suit I went for was navy and I found this on amazon. It includes the waistcoat but I didn’t use it as it is not in the American Psycho costume. I bought this with the view of also using it for events as I was badly in need of another suit. The material is very nice, soft and comfortable to wear. I personally had no issues with the sizing and judging by the other reviews they are no problems either. Overall a fantastic suit, perfect for a Patrick Bateman costume.
For the shirt, I went for the striped version, he does wear a blue shirt as well. I got this on Amazon. This does come with a tie, but it does match the Patrick Bateman costume so I didn’t use it, but I do plan on using it for other events. It is made from cotton and polyester. I didn’t purchase this on amazon but it is almost identical to the version I purchased.
For the tie, tried to find the version he uses but couldn’t so I went for one that closely match it. It has the purple and red accents like the tie used in the American Psycho costume. It is made completely from silk which is incredibly soft to the touch. Incredible quality for the price in my opinion and I highly recommend it.
American psycho costume transparent rain coat
The see trough coat he wears when he kills his victim, I went for a transparent rain coat. I got this on amazon. This is just a very simple rain coat that is very affordable. First off this looks fantastic with the American Psycho costume, looks ver similar to the one he uses. I used this after I was finished with the costume and I’m very surprised that it keep me completely dry, I wasn’t expecting much for the price and I only bought it for his costume. Perfect for the costume and perfect for outdoor trips that you know it will be raining.
I wanted to use a two handed prop axe but I kinda didn’t want to be lugging it around all day so I went picked a smaller version that I found on amazon. It is made completely from plastic. One reviewer said it broke on them but I think it is quite sturdy unless they were trying to chop down a tree I think it will last a long time 😉
The fake blood I got and smeared it all over the rain coat making sure not to ruin the suit as I want to use it again. I got the fake blood on amazon. It dries a nice dark red which I personally prefer. It washed very easily which I was very happy as I managed to get some on the suit. The 9oz bottle is plenty to get a really good look on the rain coat. I haven’t bought much fake blood before but I have to admit this was very good.
To put the final touches on the American Psycho costume, I got a pair of formal shoes on amazon. A great dress shoe in my opinion. If you already have a pair of black dress shoes then go with them and save urself some money. If you don’t have any then these are great. Quite comfortable, coming from someone who hates these types of shoes, I much prefer trainers any day :). One of the reviews said that there was a bad chemical smell, I personally didn’t get that.