Requiemart PIPP: Torso Tightening (Volks) Tutorial

Please note that this tutorial was authored by Requiemart and was originally posted on her website, it is being archived here with her permission/blessing as a part of the Pullip Information Preservation Project.


Volks bodies are lovely, but like Obitsu, they were never meant to hold up the weight of a pullip head and so tend to become a little ‘floppy’ over time. No need to replace it, as this quick fix can be done to make your girl better than new again!

This is a beginner tutorial. It is not difficult at all, and should be able to be done in less than 15 minutes.

For this project you will need:

  • Craft foam
  • Scissors

1. Take off the chest plate. You won’t even need to remove the head, it’ll pop right off. While we’re at it, isn’t that a wonderful skintone match? Better than the stock body she came with.

2. See the skinny single shaft? No wonder it flops! You’re going to alleviate the stress on the shaft by cutting little strips of foam approximately 3/4″ long and 1/3″ wide.

3. Fold two pieces over, and stick them in the sides so that the folded part is on the inside. The foam wants to be straight, so it will push up subtly on the sides, balancing out the torso from within.

4. Fold 2 more pieces over in the front. The top one isn’t really there for any reason other than to keep the one below it from vanishing up into the boob cavity.

5. Replace the chest plate.

Ooh, look at her standing up straight without any support!

. And you can even tilt her without her flopping all the way over!