What exactly inspired the design for Sock's hat?
Anonymous

Exactly?  I don’t really remember, it’s been so long…  but if I had to take a guess, I’d say it’s probably a combination of aesthetics that seemed to be trendy in nerdy anime subculture junk I was into when I first started thinking about the character.  Specifically dark/evil but cute stuff.
Off the top of my head:
Dark chao from Sonic Adventure 2…
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Annnndddd… pretty much any number of hats from gaiaionline.

Mc promo 2k3nov25

I’m sure there are other examples, but I guess something about the squiggly tail must’ve stuck with me, haha.

beelzey-soda:

Sooo guess who saw ‘Welcome to Hell’ last week and totally fell in love? Me. I did. 
Sock is sucha cutie, I swear…. I was gonna say stuff about this or something buuut if I don’t get offline right now I’m going to be late for work so I’ll just…Leave this…Here….

beelzey-soda:

Sooo guess who saw ‘Welcome to Hell’ last week and totally fell in love? Me. I did. 

Sock is sucha cutie, I swear…. I was gonna say stuff about this or something buuut if I don’t get offline right now I’m going to be late for work so I’ll just…Leave this…Here….

fatcatbackpack:

Sock from Welcome to Hell is complete! ヽ(;▽;)ノ

fatcatbackpack:

Sock from Welcome to Hell is complete! ヽ(;▽;)ノ

skully-mgee:

Fanart of Sock from Welcome to Hell 
Art by Tumblr user askthatkagamine DA user yukimkagamine

skully-mgee:

Fanart of Sock from Welcome to Hell 

Art by Tumblr user askthatkagamine DA user yukimkagamine

optimistic-witch-marilyn:

((I loooove my new Sock shirt! Now I can take my twink with me wherever I go!))

Oooh, it looks really good on purple!

optimistic-witch-marilyn:

((I loooove my new Sock shirt! Now I can take my twink with me wherever I go!))

Oooh, it looks really good on purple!

jettrose17:

Sock - Welcome to Hell I’ve been incredibly uninspired so fan art yay! Also, heavy line-art because I bought new pens and I’m not used to their weight yet. Two colored pencils, two pens, two gel pens, two pencils, twelve copic markers

jettrose17:

Sock - Welcome to Hell
I’ve been incredibly uninspired so fan art yay! Also, heavy line-art because I bought new pens and I’m not used to their weight yet.
Two colored pencils, two pens, two gel pens, two pencils, twelve copic markers

do-the-timey-thing:

So, I got bored tonight, and I was going through a bit of trouble, mentally. So, to try to calm myself down, I went and drew Sock from Welcome to Hell.

Hope you feel better now!

do-the-timey-thing:

So, I got bored tonight, and I was going through a bit of trouble, mentally. So, to try to calm myself down, I went and drew Sock from Welcome to Hell.

Hope you feel better now!

lightningfire1221:

Well I don’t really have any inspiration to draw stuff, so why not draw the best character ever.

lightningfire1221:

Well I don’t really have any inspiration to draw stuff, so why not draw the best character ever.

apatheticjonathan:

Art trade with lin-rinku!

!!!!

apatheticjonathan:

Art trade with lin-rinku!

!!!!

otaku-eater-3000:

Hello world! So, for the past two or so days, I’ve been obsessing over this one short film you might have heard of, “Welcome to Hell”. Now, at first ‘lil ol’ me thought it was some video with a cute plot and nice characters and really well done animation. BUT I WAS WRONG. IT’S BEAUTIFUL! I love the story and concept, the art looks OUT OF THIS WORLD, the animation’s done really well, and the characters, OH MY GOSH! I’ll link it at the bottom. Defiantly worth seeing! So, yesterday I did a quick doodle of the protagonist (antagonist?), Sock. Now, the story is that this cheery and optimistic boy Sock actually has been facing homicidal tendencies most of his life. Eventually, he accidentally murders his parents in his sleep, then kills himself after burying the bodies. In Hell, instead of burning for all eternity, he is offered a job position as a demon who is sent to Earth to haunt a human to the point said human kills themselves. Is Sock up to the task, or will something else blossom between him and his “victim”? Friendship? Love? Hate? Who knows, there’s only one episode! You’ll have to watch to find out! Anyways, needless to say I’m in love with Sock. This may sound weird, but he’s the second person I’ve developed a fictional character crush on with a cute innocent look but homicidal tendencies (the first being Hevvin Angelbright from web comic Warrior U!) Well, this is longer than expected, so I’ll cut you loose. Graphite on paper, original work. Hope you like it! (Watch the video here! http://vimeo.com/67533483)

Cute!  I was gonna’ say you might be concerned if this is the second time you’ve had a crush on cute murderous characters, but I like Warrior U too!  Hahaha.  Thanks for the little promo!  : )

otaku-eater-3000:

Hello world! So, for the past two or so days, I’ve been obsessing over this one short film you might have heard of, “Welcome to Hell”. Now, at first ‘lil ol’ me thought it was some video with a cute plot and nice characters and really well done animation.
BUT I WAS WRONG.
IT’S BEAUTIFUL! I love the story and concept, the art looks OUT OF THIS WORLD, the animation’s done really well, and the characters, OH MY GOSH! I’ll link it at the bottom. Defiantly worth seeing! So, yesterday I did a quick doodle of the protagonist (antagonist?), Sock. Now, the story is that this cheery and optimistic boy Sock actually has been facing homicidal tendencies most of his life. Eventually, he accidentally murders his parents in his sleep, then kills himself after burying the bodies. In Hell, instead of burning for all eternity, he is offered a job position as a demon who is sent to Earth to haunt a human to the point said human kills themselves. Is Sock up to the task, or will something else blossom between him and his “victim”? Friendship? Love? Hate? Who knows, there’s only one episode! You’ll have to watch to find out!
Anyways, needless to say I’m in love with Sock. This may sound weird, but he’s the second person I’ve developed a fictional character crush on with a cute innocent look but homicidal tendencies (the first being Hevvin Angelbright from web comic Warrior U!) Well, this is longer than expected, so I’ll cut you loose. Graphite on paper, original work. Hope you like it!
(Watch the video here! http://vimeo.com/67533483)

Cute!  I was gonna’ say you might be concerned if this is the second time you’ve had a crush on cute murderous characters, but I like Warrior U too!  Hahaha.  Thanks for the little promo!  : )