Appearance and inspiration
Eponymous to its name, the Floating Heads are depicted as a disembodied head that levitates a few feet over the floor. It has Asian facial features and displays a scowl or annoyed expression, accentuated by thick eyebrows. Floating Heads wear a golden headress with a large inscripted medallion prominently featured on top. It closely resembles the Ōkubi, a death spirit that manifests itself as a giant floating head, and that serves as a forebearer of calamity and disaster in Japanese Folklore. Another inspiration might be the vampiric krasue, a ghostly disembodied female head that wanders around surrounded by an spectral and incandescent flame, which is found in several Southeast Asian cultures and is believed to be a source of diseases and misfortune.