** PLEASE STOP STEALING this design! I can't believe how many times I've found them up on Etsy for sale. ;^; **
And yes, it IS illegal to copy these down to the last detail. Under copyright LAW, **All creative works, under most national laws and international copyright treaties, receive a copyright automatically in any original work AS SOON AS you make it! Copyright protects the expression of ideas or the ways in which an idea is materially placed or expressed in the work. I.E. Felt/Soft sculptures, aka plushies. So it is absolutely illegal for people to take this design exactly as is and re-sell it as their own.
You CAN make a replica for practice, for a friend, for a significant other. But it's not nice to make $profit$ off of someone else's idea. ._.;;
NOTE: No, I do not have a tutorial on these! Sorry about that~ ;;;
so I could make one for my boyfriend for his birthday? that okay? I know what the copyright law is and I am sorry to hear someone would copy/steal your idea down to the detail and claim ownership. And by replica, would I have to change something to be different, (I know most likely the material I would use would be completely different from what you have appeared to use. its so cute!