How To Dress Like Patrick Bateman
What is American Psycho?
American Psycho is the title of a novel written in 1991 by Bret Easton Ellis. The main character, Patrick Bateman, is a wealthy young man who works in Wall Street. He is obsessed by his body image and he has many phobias. Patrick suffers from all kinds of disorders, such as body dysmorphia and anorexia nervosa.
The novel also deals with psychoanalysis, as well as topics such as fame, success and wealth. It also touches on the issue of violence in society. Furthermore, it portrays the materialism and superficiality of consumer society.
American Psycho was adapted into a movie directed by Mary Harron in 2000. Christian Bale plays the role of Patrick Bateman, while Willem Dafoe plays Dr. Paul Allen.
The film was very controversial due to its violence scenes and sexual content and it was rated NC-17 (no minors allowed) when it was released theatrically in the United States; however, it was released without a rating in Canada.Check Price on Amazon
Who is Patrick Bateman?
Patrick Bateman is the main character of American Psycho. He is a wealthy young man, who works in Wall Street. He was born in California and he has a brother named Conrad, who lives in Texas. Patrick has many phobias: he suffers from acrophobia (fear of heights), emetophobia (fear of vomiting), and trypanophobia (fear of needles). He also suffers from all kinds of disorders including Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which means that he does not like his body image; and anorexia nervosa, which makes him obsessed with his weight.
Patrick also thinks that he is an ugly person, and this makes him feel very lonely. In fact, this loneliness causes him to be a psychopathic killer.
Patrick has a nice apartment in Manhattan where he lives with a friend named Paul Allen. Although Patrick likes to spend time at nightclubs or bars, he does not have many friends because he does not like to talk to people. He is very superficial and materialistic (he likes to buy expensive stuff), and he is fascinated by luxury brands, such as Armani, Versace, and Gucci.
Patrick is also fond of watching movies, particularly those starring actor Tom Cruise. He also loves to read books about great men, such as Henry Kissinger or Walt Disney.
Patrick is a serial killer who murders several people and eats their body parts. He thinks that eating human flesh will make him beautiful, so the way he sees it; this will solve his Body Dysmorphic Disorder problem. In addition, it will give him the energy he needs to continue his killings.
Patrick Bateman Costume Style
Patrick Bateman’s style is very trendy. He likes to wear expensive clothes, which are usually made by famous brands such as Armani, Versace, and Gucci. He also owns a lot of designer shoes and accessories.
Patrick uses a lot of colognes, deodorants, and aftershaves. He wears a lot of perfumes made by Calvin Klein and Perry Ellis. He also likes to wear hair gel in order to keep his hair neat.
In the movie, Patrick usually wears a suit with long sleeves (to hide his cuts) and a tie. His style is very similar to that of young Wall Street people in the 1980s. However, he wears more feminine styles than other men do.
In the film American Psycho (2000), Christian Bale plays the role of Patrick Bateman; in this movie, Bateman’s character is shown wearing different outfits throughout the whole film: in one scene he wears an Armani suit, in another scene he wears a Versace suit, and so on.
Items You Will Need to Complete the Costume:
- Dark Grey Pinstripe Suit
- Stripe White & Blue Dress Shirt
- Two Tones Gold Watches
- Patterned Red Tie
- A Sheer Raincoat
- Fake Blood
- An Axe Toy
- A Pair of Black Oxford Shoes
How to dress like Patrick Bateman
In the movie American Psycho (2000), Patrick Bateman wears a pinstripe suit. A pinstripe suit is a three-piece suit which includes a jacket, a vest, and pants. It is usually made of wool or cotton. Pinstripe suits are always slim-fitting, and they have two or three stripes, which are often close together.
Bateman’s “Pinstripe Suit” is a green one made of wool; it consists of a long-sleeved jacket with dark blue pinstripes and a white semi-spread collar; an Italian striped vest with no lapels; and light gray pants with pleats. He also wears brown shoes and brown socks.
Two Tone Gold Watch
In the movie American Psycho (2000), Patrick Bateman wears a gold watch with two-tone links. It has a brown leather strap, and the cover is made of yellow gold and white gold. The watch has Roman numerals which represent numbers from I to IV.
Bateman’s “Two Tone Gold Watch” is a Cartier Tank Anglaise; it was released in the 1930s and its original version was made of steel, not gold. The watch features a rectangular case and Roman numerals on its face, which represent numbers from I to XII.