CATWA – Lona (& Other CATWA Bento Heads) | The Mesh Directory

This is an overview of the CATWA Lona mesh head for Second Life avatars. Almost all the information also applies to the other CATWA bento mesh heads, however the photos are only of Lona, and the list is what comes with Lona. Other heads may have slightly different content. For more mesh heads and bodies head on over to The Mesh Directory.

Basic InfoCATWA Lona Head from the front and both sides

Creator – CATWA
Product –
Price – L$5000
Review Version – 4.5


Body – No
Eyes – Yes
Ears – Yes
Head –  Yes
Skin – Yes (22 from The Skinnery and 4 from DeeTaleZ via HUD)

Copy Yes
Transfer – No
Mod – No

Included Customization

Eyebrows (Applier) – Yes (One)
Eyebrows (BOM) – No

Hairbases (Applier) Yes (21 options)
Hairbases (BOM) – No

Makeup (Applier) – Yes (9 eye options, 21 lip options, 5 blush options)
Makeup (BOM) – No

Eyes (Applier) – Yes (12 colors)
Eyes (BOM) – No

Teeth – Yes (Plain, Braces, Gems, plus 13 different mouth/teeth options in main HUD)
Lashes – Yes (8 options each for upper and lower lashes)
Piercings – Tongue piercing

Expressions & Animations

Eye Control – Yes
Typing/Voice Animations – Yes (8 options)
Static Expressions –
Facial Animations –
Yes (24 expression and 17 full face AOs)
Included Gestures – Yes (3 for voice chat)

Appliers, BOM, and Compatibility

Tattoo Applier Layers – Yes
Applier Save Slots – 

Materials Enabled – Yes (skin and lips controlled independently)
Omega Compatible – Yes
Bakes on Mesh (BOM) – Yes
Universal Neck Standard ?When used with the same skin tone, heads and bodies both using the Universal Neck Standard result in a seamless neck. – No
Additional Neck Sizing Options – Yes


Catwa Lona HUDs
Click to view HUD at actual size

Pros and Cons

Other pros and cons to consider that haven’t been mentioned above.


  • CATWA has a huge selection of heads and are well supported.
  • Many included alpha slots so you can access them all easily via one HUD.
  • They have many different addons available for animations.


  • While BOM compatible, it does not include any BOM skins.
  • Extra animations tend to be addons instead of included like some other heads have.

What’s In The Box

  • CATWA ALPHA Full Avatar
  • CATWA ALPHA Pack [Use for BOM]
  • CATWA Bento Brows Shape
  • CATWA Bento Shape [Start your shape with me]
  • CATWA Developers Kit Lona 
  • CATWA EARS NoBento Lona [Click.R.Ear.2.Del.Script]
  • CATWA Face Light [Medium]
  • CATWA Gestures Pack Lona
  • CATWA HD Lips Pack Lona
  • CATWA HEAD Lona Ad
  • CATWA HEAD Lona Toothless
  • CATWA HUD Animations F
  • CATWA HUD Backup Anim. Lona
  • CATWA HUD Eyes F
  • CATWA HUD Master F
  • CATWA TEETH C [Small]
  • CATWA TEETH C Braces [Default]
  • CATWA TEETH C Braces [Small]
  • CATWA TEETH C Gems [Default]
  • CATWA TEETH C Gems [Small]
  • CATWA Tongue piercing
  • CATWA Voice Talk Anim 1 [Right Click, Activate]
  • CATWA Voice Talk Anim 2 [Right Click, Activate]
  • CATWA Voice Talk Anim 3 [Right Click, Activate]

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