This look for Tedd has been on my mind for a while, and I can actually prove it. With TIME TRAVEL!
I mean, EGSNP comics. Tedd was sporting this haircut, and a similar look (with some minor differences) in the non-canon EGSNP storyline Tedd Video Game Opinions. That was just a silly, short stretch of non-canon nonsense that...
(Legitimately pauses while writing this commentary to look through the storyline for the first time in a long time.)
Ye gods. That went on for AGES. And it looks like there were a bunch of response comics to people sharing THEIR opinions? That was probably stressful for me at the time, as it looks like I was mostly clarifying things, and I have issues with feeling misunderstood.
Mostly, because I'm misunderstood a lot.
I'm sure it hasn't resulted in me being overly specific or verbose at times.
It's a good thing I don't write a comic that has a lot of naturally confusing convoluted weirdness.
ANYWAY! Look planned for long time!
Thought would debut in college! Found reason to debut earlier!
Nothing about look is random!
Was tempted to add lipstick, but that seemed a bit too bold to be in-character just now!
Oh, and the first panel references Falmer Helmets in the video game Skyrim. I needed background characters talking about SOMETHING, so I had them experiencing my fantasy of excitedly sharing technical details about Skyrim with someone, and them being REALLY hyped about it.
The other thing you can wear them with is Dragon Priest masks.