My headcanon has a mixed-race Cecil covered in scars
instead of the fandom pressured tattoos and third eye which he’s not described with at all in the show because he lives in Night Vale. There’s rabid dogs, pterodactyls, and killer librarians in this town. He’s also wearing a shirt with a collar & tie printed on it since Night Vale is too hot and messy for fancy suits: It rains animal carcasses and grey ooze spurts out of clocks. Whether that’s a kilt or a skirt is up to interpretation.
The bottom are just some practice sketches of different Cecil interpretations from other fans and cosplayers~
Personally, I have always thought of Cecil as a very clean-cut sort of 40s radio guy. Maybe even a little sepia-toned and static-y around the edges when he’s stressed or panicked. The general fandom interpretation of him as this dude with all the vaguely occult-looking tattoos and the third eye really threw me when I first saw it. It’s still sort of weird to me—I mean, it’s a cool idea and a totally valid interpretation, but very far from my own.
(My mental version of Cecil does not have scars, because my mental version of Cecil is difficult to seriously injure and impossible to kill, owing to being some kind of embodiment of Radio. I theorize that before Carlos came along, Cecil often spent the time between shows sitting in front of the mic, waiting. It’s not like he needs food or water or a place to sleep. They’re just nice bonuses.)