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Kei Lun
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Published: March 15, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 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)


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This piece was originally made for the 2010 Plush You!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.

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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MeownimatorHobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of MLP for some reason.
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This is just too beautiful for me <3
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Rose22233Student Digital Artist
so CUTE! 
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Oh I love this one :meow: bravo !
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FairyKitkatStudent Filmographer
Must hug!
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Absolutely love this and your Last Unicorn. Fine work.
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Oh gosh... those legs must've been a bit tough to turn inside out o.o great job!
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This is real cutie I have a weakness for Unicorns
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omg i loooooooooove that do u sell any of your plushies?????? :D
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sayonmi-chaStudent General Artist
oo cute!
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MonsterCream12Student 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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chika365Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! Do you have the pattern?
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chika365Hobbyist General Artist
This is a piece of art! A very CUTE piece of art!
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is it possible to buy these cutey?
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so cute!!!
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XDXDXD This is utterly Adorable and so Well Made :D
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I wish I had points!!!
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please make more, I'd love to buy this T~T pleasepleaseplease?!!!!!?!???!? *whine whine*
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i-wants-one :iconiloveyouplz:
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This is amazing!You must've work hard on these!
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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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This style of plush is definitely my favorite of yours. Keep rockin!
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