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Kinksters bear it all for a good cause (PHOTOS)

Kinksters bear it all for a good cause (PHOTOS)
J. Wohletz

The Denver Boys of Leather showed its softer side Friday night at the Build-a-Bear store in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center for their fifth annual holiday fundraiser. DBL members came to stuff, dress and accessorize puppies and bears to donate to a local child advocacy organization, and they looked good doing it in their snazzy new black and green uniforms.

The leather-clad band of brothers -- and sisters -- frolicked like kids, watched the fluff machine cram their creations with stuffing, and after the last small sweater was chosen and the last little pair of shoes was tied, 53 toys were ready to go out and bring some holiday cheer to underprivileged children. It wasn't certain who actually had more fun -- the uber-friendly staff or the merry group of kinksters, but it's the Christmas season, so watching leather folks putting tiaras on little pink bears was sweet enough to remember all year long.

Check out the adventures in bear-building:

DBL is a giving bunch of kinksters.
DBL is a giving bunch of kinksters.
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Building bears--and puppies.
Building bears--and puppies.
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Kinksters and puppies and kilts--oh my!
Kinksters and puppies and kilts--oh my!
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Every puppy needs a stripe-y sweater.
Every puppy needs a stripe-y sweater.
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A kinkster's best friend--the leather vest.
A kinkster's best friend--the leather vest.
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Stuff that monkey!
Stuff that monkey!
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Tiny beating hearts--cute or creepy?
Tiny beating hearts--cute or creepy?
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Watching the fluff machine do its thing.
Watching the fluff machine do its thing.
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Is that an invitation?
Is that an invitation?
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Much pride is with this bear.
Much pride is with this bear.
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It's sad that they have to tell people this stuff.
It's sad that they have to tell people this stuff.
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The coolest outfit by far.
The coolest outfit by far.
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Making birth certificates for the new arrivals.
Making birth certificates for the new arrivals.
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Hipster bear hat...
Hipster bear hat...
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...hipster bear outfit with ironic tee...
...hipster bear outfit with ironic tee...
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...and the matching hipster bear boots!
...and the matching hipster bear boots!
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