This is a bit of a companion piece to doll…
Obitsu is a Japanese doll manufacturer well known for creating highly pose-able dolls that range from 1/6th to 1/4th scale. They have created a variety of body types which can be customized to just about anyone and anything.
Because of how well designed Obitsu bodies are, they are often used by doll enthusiasts to replace bodies which make it easier to pose dolls for photo shoots. The company also produces heads for these bodies but they often don’t get noticed due to a lot of the head molds made in “anime” style. It doesn’t help that the bodies and heads only come in two colors: pale and flesh tone.
Two Ever After High characters happen to be the perfect match for Obitsu skin tones: Apple white is compatible with pale and Raven Queen with the flesh tone. Close candidates to the flesh tone are Blondie Lockes and Cupid. They are not a perfect match but the skin tone is close enough that a little bit of blush work will allow it.
Above is an Obitsu 21HD-F02N head on Raven Queen’s body. It looks great on the body but this particular head type’s chin is too short to really work with the proportions.
The head can sit comfortably on the EAH neck peg. The fit is so snug that if you plan to do any face ups, it has to be with the head attached to the body. You really have to jam the head on to attach it!
Likewise, EAH heads fit right in on an Obitsu body.
Raven is so top heavy she can’t quite handle the weight of her head…
The take away is that it’s good to know that Obitsu’s and certain EAH characters have interchangeable bodies and heads!
Head types designed by Obitsu for their 11cm/21cm/23cm body types seem the best suited for the EAH body. The least popular head type is the 23-01N / 23-01W. This head type is usually best on an Obitsu 27cm body due to the longer chin.
Fortunately, this longer chin works perfectly with EAH body proportions!
This head and body combination seems as if they were made for each other since Cupid can now actually do a head tilt!
Just look how much better this head and body combination is compared to the original doll.
Since the EAH head is twice as large as the Obitsu head, head accessories are looser. They can sit comfortably on poofy hair styles and can be secured with elastics.
Obitsu heads have to be re-poked in order for it to accept EAH earrings.
I really love this Obitsu/Ever After High doll hybrid combination. The proportions are just perfect for me.
A few years back Obitsu released darker skinned heads and models in Marrone which looks like a good match for EAH Ashlynn Ella and Cerise Hood. Unfortunately it was a limited run and we may no longer see dark skinned releases in the future.
If you’re interested in creating your own Obitsu/EAH hybrid, you can pick up all of the head types at Junkyspot or search for “Obitsu head” on Ebay. Be sure to pay attention to the skin tone!
So what do you think of this doll hybrid? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!