The small form of theyyam is called vellattam. Vellattam basically marks the childhood days of theyyam. All theyyams do not have a vellattam. If a particular theyyam has thottam, it does not have vellattam. Also if a particular theyyam has vellattam, there would be no thottam for that theyyam. Vellattam is performed with a picturesque costume and attractive face paintings whereas thottam is not performed on a similar note. Vellattam, unlike theyyam does not have a big head gear over its head and thus more physical and acrobatic performanuces are carried out in vellattom performance.