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LullyDully Wed 05-Dec-18 16:25:48

I was out shopping today and asked several shop assistants this question. " Can you tell me where the obsession for unicorns has come from? ". No-one seems to know, even google. They are just repeating that it is a phenomena without explanation.

Someone thought it came from Harry Potter but they hardly feature much. Any bright ideas?

Maybelle Wed 05-Dec-18 17:04:47

No idea, they just seem to have been around for years. On a similar theme i keep noticing llamas appearing.
Cards, money boxes jumpers etc.
Is this the next craze?

kittylester Wed 05-Dec-18 17:10:14

No idea but they fart rainbows apparently!

gillybob Wed 05-Dec-18 17:10:38

My DGD (10) is obsessed with unicorns, llamas and now narwhals , which I am ashamed to admit I thought she’d made up grin

She is a very happy child with a very active inagination and likes the idea of living in this fantasy world of rainbows and strange and mythical creatures .

NfkDumpling Wed 05-Dec-18 17:12:45

I think it’s just the latest craze. It’ll pass.

cornergran Wed 05-Dec-18 17:15:02

It’s been a craze for one of ours for three years. When not in school uniform she’s dressed from head to foot in unicorn embellished clothes. Could be worse I guess smile.

ayse Wed 05-Dec-18 17:22:37

Yes, it’s been about for more than 2 years. Rather unicorns than Barbi. I think there are unicorns in the modern Noddy cartoons from the USA. I wish we didn’t import so much rubbish from there!

allsortsofbags Wed 05-Dec-18 17:26:41

Good question and I'd like to know how these fashions get started. Unicorns do seem to be on lots of things.

DGD is into them but has be very clear to make me understand that "Granny Unicorns aren't real".

When I asked her how she knew they weren't real she said "if they were real David Attenborough would have made a program about them".

OK, that's me told :-) I can't fault her logic lol.

Hasn't stopped her wanting Unicorns on her clothes and anything else she can get them on. And as my DD say "we've seen it all before with other fads so this too shall pass".

BBbevan Wed 05-Dec-18 17:49:49

A few years ago DG2 asked me to knit her a Lady Rainicorn. A sort of Unicorn with a long rainbow striped body. I think it came from a children's tv program.

NanKate Wed 05-Dec-18 21:55:51 says

‘Unicorn, mythological animal resembling a horse or a kid with a single horn on its forehead. The unicorn appeared in early Mesopotamian artworks, and it also was referred to in the ancient myths of India and China.’

Sorted. 🦏Here’s one masquerading as a rhino.

MissAdventure Wed 05-Dec-18 21:58:24

Marketing, I think. As one popular thing dies down, so another takes its place.

LullyDully Wed 05-Dec-18 22:08:11

As I thought.

Bathsheba Wed 05-Dec-18 22:11:34

I think they're taking over from Frozen.

Auntieflo Wed 05-Dec-18 22:36:12

Our neighbour put up his Christmas lights at the weekend, and a new addition is a very small unicorn.

SueDonim Wed 05-Dec-18 22:36:56

Don't forget the Lion & the Unicorn nursery rhyme!

I am puzzled as to what they have to do with Christmas, though. Likewise avocadoes and cactus, which are also in vogue for decorations this year.

ninathenana Wed 05-Dec-18 23:25:24

My friend is in her 50's and mad about unicorns. She has bedding, slippers, mug, bag and more.
Takes all sorts.

Galen Wed 05-Dec-18 23:46:07

Prefer unicorns to frozen

Chewbacca Thu 06-Dec-18 02:51:30

Let it go, let it go, let it go galen! grin

Bathsheba Thu 06-Dec-18 07:39:07

Exactly Galen. Anything is better than Frozen!

Iam64 Thu 06-Dec-18 07:42:20

Whats not to like about Unicorns? Lovely, mythical creatures that do no harm. We need more of them!

Anja Thu 06-Dec-18 07:56:24

Totally agree Iam64 🦄

Bathsheba Thu 06-Dec-18 09:32:41

I'm with you there too Iam. I love unicorns smile

labazs1964 Thu 06-Dec-18 09:48:29

frozen is very much gone now in my charity shop we get loads of stuff from it noone buys. ive always collected unicorns love them at the moment pineapples and unicorns seem to be in i think its a bit late to blame harry potter for unicorns! its just another marketing fab cleverly and subtly introduced to brainwash children to pester their parents!

Cazzab56 Thu 06-Dec-18 09:54:44

Llamas have taken over unicorns now

GildaT Thu 06-Dec-18 09:56:23

One of the Queen’s Beasts is the Unicorn and the emblem for Scotland. Cf Royal Mint