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Kei Lun by melkatsa Kei Lun by melkatsa
Roughly 16 inches x 7.5 inches x 3.5 inches
Made with minky, faux fur, fleece, felt, plastic safety eyes, polyfil stuffing, and sand (for weight)

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A very (very) loose interpretation of the kei-lun/qilin/kirin, or Chinese unicorn. I suppose it's more of a Chinese/European hybrid, haha. Fun fact: my Chinese name uses the same "kei" character and basically means "peaceful unicorn".

This piece was originally made for the 2010 Plush You! show in Seattle, WA and was also on display at the Lichen in Lincoln, NE as part of their March of the Unicorns show.

*EDIT*
Yes, this was based off the same pattern I made for The Last Unicorn, with a few small modifications :) Using minky instead of microplush allowed the legs to be much thinner, which I like for this design.

*EDIT 2*
Many thanks to =Athey and `KubusRubus for the Daily Deviation!

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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-03-19
"The way ~melkatsa managed to achieve such a beautiful stylistic representation in plush form is what first caught my eye, but the entire thing is just so wonderfully well-made too. It's absolutely beautiful in it's simplicity and form. I just love it." Kei Lun by ~melkatsa ( Suggested by Athey and Featured by KubusRubus )
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catisawesome123 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
reminds me of MLP for some reason.
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ayellowpineapple Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
This is just too beautiful for me <3
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Rose22233 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
so CUTE! 
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PhunkyMnkCreations Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Love 
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Miss-Zeldette Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh I love this one :meow: bravo !
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FairyKitkat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
Must hug!
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j3jewelry Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Absolutely love this and your Last Unicorn. Fine work.
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MuffinPlantation Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh... those legs must've been a bit tough to turn inside out o.o great job!
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Miketool Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
This is real cutie I have a weakness for Unicorns
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luvdragons1221 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
omg i loooooooooove that do u sell any of your plushies?????? :D
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sayonmi-cha Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
oo cute!
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Sedonna Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm so sorry for spamming you with comments but I'm just looking through your gallery and omfg this Kei Lun is so beautiful I feel like cry XD
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chika365 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! Do you have the pattern?
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chika365 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a piece of art! A very CUTE piece of art!
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LimettenLuder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
is it possible to buy these cutey?
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deadheaven Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
so cute!!!
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CodaBear48 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Artist
XDXDXD This is utterly Adorable and so Well Made :D
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1Stargod Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I WANT ONE SO BAD!!! TT0TT
I wish I had points!!!
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CherriBombBrandi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
please make more, I'd love to buy this T~T pleasepleaseplease?!!!!!?!???!? *whine whine*
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blue-draws Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i-wants-one :iconiloveyouplz:
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RedEyedOreos123 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing!You must've work hard on these!
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Ambrosial-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen. I love its face. :3 And all of it. I love kirins. I love unicorns. Oh my goodness I'm exploding from how adorable it is. It looks so soft. Squee!
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JuglyCreations Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
This style of plush is definitely my favorite of yours. Keep rockin!
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lp-cooldude Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
lllllllloooooovvvvveeeee!!!!!!!!
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EatToast Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!
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kaizphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
whoa!! it looks so majestic and benevolent!!!

D
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littlemuse3 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Amazing.. Great work.
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Satsukon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Would spend all of the monies for this.
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ErisThoughts Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Want! lol Super cute!
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galacta Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I also need one of these! Too adorable. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
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LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Finally I found one of these on here
In my book it's called a Ky-Lyn (Male-Female)
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raflyn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
i...I NEED THIS. This is wonderful. I'll have to hunt down your mailing list somewhere to find out if/when you start doing commissions again because this is the more fabulous plush I have ever seen.
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CarlaInfekt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist
How can i become the proud mama to one of these adorable creatures? i need him in my life.
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Chimera2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
beautiful
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electriclightparade Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This looks absolutely beautiful!
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NihiloNeko Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love its mane! :heart:
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FernshineWarrior Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
All My Want o-o
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jeweledphoenix Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Out of curiosity, do you sell these or make them for people? I would gladly pay you for one like this. Your work is amazing!
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JARS-OF-PASALAQUA Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would sell my soul for this.
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SeekingFreedom Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist
this..is the most amazing thing i have ever seen in my whole entire life! love it!!!!
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L-istics Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work has been featured here [link]
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my-name-is-totoro Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I drew something like this when I was little! Mine was named Cierr and looked almost exactly like this!
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skylite-compass Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this :heart:
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QuaintrelleAnarchist Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!!! (:
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toothlesslover1998 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
want...pattern...
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1Apple-Of-My-Eye Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing! The horn and mane are especially cool!
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LigerMuffins Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful and perfect. : )
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