It grants moderate protection against Overheating and will drain the player's Sanity by 2 points per minute. Despite providing some protection from Rain, the Fashion Melon will gradually increase the player's Wetness up to a maximum of 33.
Wearing the Fashion Melon while playing with WX-78 will cause the player to take damage periodically.
If the player starts in Spring, it would be wise to try and preserve Watermelons in an Ice Box for the coming Summer if they can, as Ice Glaciers for Ice Cubes will probably have melted by the time players get an Ice Box, and Watermelons are relatively easy to farm, do note that unlike Ice Cubes, Fashion Melons lower Sanity.
- The Fashion Melon was first revealed in the "A Feet Of Strength" trailer for the Reign Of Giants March 12, 2014 beta.