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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 :)

*EDIT*
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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. The Sugar Posse . Whimsicritter . Dreamwake . Twitter .
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Daily Deviation

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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EnvisionaryMind Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
quite fantastic. definitely seems infantile and innocent.
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DEATHS0CK Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember this from my childhood! Great memories if i do say so myself C:
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Vercinacox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
I grew up watching and reading "The Last Unicorn", so it's one of those big chunks of my childhood. Having said that, any art, or other things relating to it, because of this, I'm highly critical of.. But I have to say, I find this to be -Fantastic-! Certainly better than any other toys I've seen relating to it.

Hope you're getting the credit you deserve for this. I would ask if it was for sale, but not only do I doubt that, and doubt that you would want to make another one, I couldn't afford it right now if my life depended on it, unfortunately. If I had the means, though, I would certainly throw enough money your way to make it very much worth your while.

Best of luck, and just.. Keep doin' what you're doin'! :)
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darklegacy2002 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAAAASSSSSSSS
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korrohinaru Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Ohhhh I want it! It's adorable!
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Audreyxatomic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This kind of reminds me of a Christmas ornmanet we used to have...I don't think it was supposed to be "The Last Unicorn" though, just a random unicorn ornament. :P lol um...anyway... very cute--I love that it can be posed. :)
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angeliqueguy46 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
There should be a remake/reboot of the character. The story has been underrated.
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lovingit2 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student General Artist
KEWL!
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MetalKatProd Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww I love it!!! Always loved the movie and finally got around to getting a copy of the book so I can finish reading it. 
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KittyKat163 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Philip Fry (Just take my money) [V2] Speech Bubble - Left speaker 1 SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!Speech Bubble - Left speaker 2 
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AuburnWolfy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched this movie so much growing up. This is such a cute rendition of her, I seriously love it. 😄
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TheCreepypastaz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student General Artist
omfg i watched that movie all the time when i was little!
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valentinnikolaevich Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  New member Professional Artist
Incredible!Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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peyoteiguana Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute I just wanna squish him!
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Serafin07 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  New member
Absolutely love this unicorn, How much would it cost to purchase a similar piece?
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Maggyona Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
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klove89 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Adorable.
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Hobbiest-At-Heart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You did an amazing job on her. She is gorgeous!
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SirBonbon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god. It's a mazing
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LeChaoss Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cute!
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juricaj Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
cutest!
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NikiLoher Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Cute :)
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googimoong Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
adorable>U<
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EspeonFan202 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
It's cute! :3 I love it!
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BetterScarletMystery Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing... And that movie is also amazing... I never did find the books though...
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CaliBeach Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's soooooo cute!!!!!
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mach03trek Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
cute.:3
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Dabin628 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
so cute. I like it.
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Larione Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Super cute!
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Splotchiez Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummakuh, so cute. 
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Tabo0 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student General Artist
This is ADORABLE <3 Fangirl - Lucy Fairy Tail 
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blackflowerx Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student General Artist
cute!
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SeerOfBlood Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! 
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Jmansherman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I get pissed every time I see this crap...just quit it now...it's not real...
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Browniethehedgie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry,I just scared whenever I see these things.
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dragino Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
get the fuck out with that please
i don't do chain mail
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fruitcup94 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
adorable :) 
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LXSHE Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i loved that movie ;0;
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HachetteEnlightaned Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This is adorable!
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girl-smash Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely wish this was something I could purchase.  Not just for myself, but all of my friends who love this story.  The work is beautiful and she looks perfect in every pose taken.
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AceLemigain Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah i loved that movie <3
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SpiritBrony Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
So cool I love The last Unicorn!!! :iconhappytwilightplz:
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venus50 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute
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HachetteEnlightaned Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Awm this is so cute!
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TheShippingSnowyCat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i remember when i was little i loved the movie of this.
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ZoeyPoe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
so cool i love it!
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sarcasticdreamergirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder how you would price this if someone wanted to buy it...
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Kaitlin73 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist
2001!
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