I took a break from designing creature type amigurumi and delved into play food.
Last time, we talked about Azone’s Picco Neemo bodies. Since they’re relatively new, there aren’t a lot of heads available to use for customizing. Obitsu’s 11cm head was a good candidate but had to be modified in order for it to be compatible with Picco Neemo’s neck knob.
The result was chibi Usagi!
Usagi’s head was dipped in an acetone bath for 10 hours in order for it to shrink down to size. Keep in mind that acetone baths are considered an experimental process so results may vary.
A downside to soaking vinyl heads in acetone is that due to Plastecine loss, the only way to take the head off is to soak it in hot water to soften the plastic. Chibi Usagi’s head had become so stiff that it’s similar to the feel of the plastic used for the Picco Neemo’s bodies.
The only other Obitsu head compatible with Picco Neemo bodies is the W-04/14 HEAD TYPE. The head was designed for the 27cm bodies. Fortunately, the neck hole for these heads are tiny that it doesn’t have to undergo an acetone bath. However, the chin is too long to work for the body so some sanding is in order.
Normal W-04/14 HEAD TYPE on the left. Modified W-04/14 HEAD TYPE on the right.
Now that we know which heads can be used, what about clothes? What if you don’t want to sew? Below are some examples of outfits that work for Picco Neemo bodies:
As skinny as Monster High bodies are, Picco Neemos are so tiny that they’re still a loose fit. Monster High Little Sister tops fit like shirts with a bit of a wide collar while regular Monster High tops look like dresses but are often loose at the top. All Bratz Kidz clothing are compatible with Picco Neemo bodies but the tops tend to expose bellies.
For additional references on other clothes that fit Picco Neemo, check out these galleries:
Know any other heads compatible with Picco Neemo? How about clothing? Please share in the comments below! =)