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The Last Unicorn by melkatsa The Last Unicorn by melkatsa
Roughly 15 inches x 10 inches x 4 inches
Made with microplush, faux fur, faux suede, cotton, thread, felt, plastic safety eyes, polyfil stuffing, fleece, sand (for weight), and metal wire

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The unicorn stood still at the edge of the forest and said aloud, "I am the only unicorn there is." They were the first words she had spoken, even to herself, in more than a hundred years.

... suppose they are hiding together, somewhere far away? What if they are hiding and waiting for me?

- The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

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One of my pieces for The Last Unicorn Art Show! Both the book and the movie were among my favorites growing up, so when I heard about this show I jumped at the chance to be a part of it.

This is definitely one of the most complex and difficult plush projects I've ever done. She has a fleece-wrapped wire skeleton that allows her neck, legs, and tail to be posed, so she's more of a soft sculpture than an actual plush toy. In my original sketch the elongation of her head, the size of her ears, and the thinness of her legs were much more exaggerated, but I think she came out all right :)

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Thank you =prosaix and `MyntKat for the Daily Deviation! The response to this piece has been and continues to be amazing. Thank you all for your comments. I'm happy to hear that so many of us share a love for this character and her story!

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Given 2010-08-11
It can be difficult to create fine details in plush toys, but The Last Unicorn by ~melkatsa shows that it is possible! The skinny legs, long neck and cute horn make this one really stand out. ( Suggested by prosaix and Featured by MyntKat )
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monstermanga1022 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist
This is so kawaii! (coming from both me and my mom)
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PhunkyMnkCreations Featured By Owner 5 hours ago   Artisan Crafter
Adorable Heart 
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AzureDestiny Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you seen the movie "The Last Unicorn"?
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Drachenfire305 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
this is SO cute!
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xAlexandrite Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I love it <3
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Day-dre-mer Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
That is like on of my FAVROIT movies of all time! I haven't watched it since 2 grade! I'm still trying to find it. You nailed that plushi!
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he-man95 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
that is one of my favorite movies, and this plushie is the perfect embodiment of the Last Unicorn! very well done, i love!!
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lizstevensart Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Love.  So. Cute.
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SweetKeyDani Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I loved the last unicorn
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CourianDeLanca Featured By Owner 1 day ago
hOW MUCH TAKE MY MONEY
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