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There's More To Amouranth's Entire Story Than You Realized

Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa is not your average streamer. Rather than playing games and winning (or losing) as viewers look on, Amouranth whispers to her audience every evening in her ASMR streams after a full day of dancing, making cosplay, or painting Pokemon in short-shorts and long socks. Amouranth is an example of the new type of Twitch streamer, a pretty face with an ever-increasingly large platform. That platform is namely male, and Amouranth knows it.

She averages around 1,000 viewers at a time, and now has almost 5,000 subscribers as of summer 2018. She started on Twitch making cosplay — stitching and building and sewing on stream — but viewers stayed on for her flirtatious personality and for the stunning final results of the hours of work she puts into her cosplay, NSFW versions of which are hosted on her Patreon. It's the sexual nature of her work and her streams that have lead some to deride her as a "Twitch thot" and her name remains infamous, but there's no denying the work she puts into her newfound career as a streamer.

Professional cosplayer extraordinaire

Cosplay is serious business. At first glance, dressing up as your favorite character might seem like fun and games, but make no mistake: cosplayers put blood, sweat, and tears into building their costumes. There's needles, hot plastic, sharp metal, and untold hours of time, plus sleepless nights, all to perfect a built-from-scratch costume. Amouranth started her cosplay journey in high school at the age of 16, teaching herself how to fashion together some seriously impressive costumes that eventually got her invited to conventions as a guest, where she would portray characters like Link, complete with Epona.

Her attention to detail and diverse skills (she makes her own chainmail!) were recognized by more than just the cosplay community. She was later employed by the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet in their costuming department while she continued to bring her favorite characters to life at comic conventions and animation expos.

In 2016 she was invited by Twitch to stream the intricate process of her cosplay creation. Since then, her stream has seen her become Lara Croft, Harley Quinn, and Tracer, along with the day-to-day ups-and-downs that come with streaming for 12 hours a day.

Her stream schedule is brutal

Amouranth is always online. She posts to her Instagram and Twitter, she chats on her Discord with friends and Patreons, and all the while she is streaming it. She's not to the point of streaming every waking moment, but Amouranth has dedicated 12 hours of each day to streaming to her audience while she hangs out at home.

If this number is ever shortened to the standard work day of eight hours, Amouranth says she feels guilty. "Sometimes I do eight, but then I feel really bad and feel like I have to work. I don't get a lot of sleep," she said in an interview with SyFy's podcast "The Fandom Files." Thus, Amouranth is talking with chat almost all day, leading to several streams entitled "lost my voice RIP."

With a schedule like that, there is very little room for taking time for oneself or family, but that doesn't stop Amouranth from taking her stream from Just Dance or Just Chatting to IRL: going on errands and walks around her hometown of Houston, all in the name of maintaining the stream schedule that pays the bills.  

She cosplays more than just female characters

Amouranth may be known for her risque cosplay of curvaceous characters, but arguably some of her best cosplay transcend femininity. Amouranth, as it turns out, can transform herself into one handsome dude.

This was first evident in her enviable Link cosplay, all the softness of her features turning into hard lines and a look of elfish determination. Her Tumblr shows more masculine moments of her becoming the expressive Peter Pan, a roguish Jack Frost, and a Frodo Baggins that would make Elijah Wood do a double take. Overall, she can really pull off elf ears.

Her portfolio hosts some of these looks, but a now-deactivated DeviantArt account once held the whole process of her stitching together each cosplay. We still have glimpses of now-forgotten costumes on her Tumblr: Seto Kaiba complete with Dual Disk, and perhaps most infamously, a "Thug Seme" version of Nagisa Hazuki from the "Free!" anime parody "50% Off." There's much more to Amouranth's cosplay collection than just busty babes and skintight catsuits.

Her Patreon is risque, but making mon-nay

"Guys, I was banned on Twitch again because my lewds are too good."

Amouranth has a couple of videos that start this way. She has been banned on Twitch a handful of times allegedly for promoting her Patreon. There's nothing bannable about promoting a Patreon; however, the content of Amouranth's Patreon is well beyond the bounds of Twitch's Community Guidelines. Amouranth hosts "lewd" versions of her cosplay, with various payment tiers gaining more intimate photos and access. $10 a month unlocks "naughty Snapchat" and the incredibly sold out "diamond tier" of $100 a month promises group hangouts.

There are a lot of pictures, cosplay, and ASMR videos going into the Patreon, and much of it is planted firmly under the NSFW tag. Because of the nature of her Patreon, Amouranth is often the target of critiques due to this content, while others argue that she's allowed to do what she wants so long as she adheres to Twitch's rules. Patreon is different.

How much Amouranth is making from her Patreon is unknown, but currently she has 1,167 Patreons. Even if every one of those subscriptions were just in the relatively innocent $1 bronze tier, that still amounts to more than a thousand dollars rolling in each month on top of her Twitch subscribers and donations, so maybe for Amouranth, it's worth a ban or two to promote.

She's made a lot of money from subscription services

Amouranth might rake in money on general streaming sites like Twitch, but the big bucks lie in subscription-only platforms like Patreon and OnlyFans, both of which allow Amouranth to share age-restricted content directly with her fans.

On July 8, 2022, Amouranth shared an image of her OnlyFans revenue statistics on Twitter. She claimed that the goal of sharing these numbers wasn't to brag, but to send a message to all OnlyFans creators – and those who don't consider it to be real work – that the industry is extremely profitable. In June 2022, Amouranth made over $1.5 million For the year, she had a net profit of over $27 million. Fans were shocked to see how much money Amouranth had earned on the platform, and some other streamers even asked the creator for money to help fund their own projects.

Amouranth also has a dedicated following on Patreon, although it is much smaller than those that subscribe to her OnlyFans. Amouranth has gained around 170 patrons on the site, but it's unclear how much money she makes from it. Her tier prices range from as low as $20 up to $1,000 per month – with an additional $5,000 per month tier that is allegedly not an actual tier, but is instead used to archive the content of the other subscription levels.

She's gotten in some IRL trouble

Amouranth has been accused of taking her stream too far with provocative roleplay and skimpy outfits, and there have been a couple times when she literally took her stream too far: she has been booted from public establishments at least twice for trespassing. Amouranth doesn't have a whole group of streamers with her, jockeying for chat's attention, but she nevertheless has managed to cause disruption to the point that management has had to step in and call the police.

Once, in preparation for one of her cosplays, Amouranth was determined to get the perfect hairstyle. The salon she was streaming from tried several times over to meet her high expectations, but she was continually disappointed. At that point, Amouranth had been at the salon for nearly ten hours and the stylists were frustrated, but she refused to accept her hair as it was to the extent that the salon had to call the police to escort her out.

Another infamous instance was when she was sporting a pseudo-Captain America cosplay at a gym, doing yoga poses in front of her stream, which was positioned in front of a massive mirror that gave viewers a good look at everyone else. Staff pleaded with her, patient and then exasperated, several times not to film. Amouranth insisted that she wasn't, not budging from her spot on the ground, but fans had even tracked down the gym's number and were telling management otherwise. Ranting all the way, Amouranth was kicked out.

She's been stalked before

It's one thing to snap a picture of a cosplayer in public — consider asking permission first, of course — but it's another situation entirely when a stranger sits at your table and wordlessly records you on their phone. This is what happened to Amouranth, cosplaying as Harley Quinn, at a restaurant.

Amouranth has referenced having stalkers multiple times, once reporting that someone had left their own country only to show up in her suburb. Locking the doors and battening down the hatches, Amouranth continued to stream despite her stalker allegedly asking for her to stop. There's apparently very little that would stop Amouranth from streaming.

Despite horror stories of fans taking their love of streamers to a whole new, creepy level, people who pop up and follow her in public don't phase her. In an interview with SyFy Wire, she said that there are several people who have been known to follow her around Houston, offering food and company. She said she didn't find local stalkers creepy, since they just knew Houston well enough to recognize where she was streaming from. It's the internet stalkers, like the one who showed up in her suburb, that have caused issues.

ASMRtist and regular artist

Whatever the public opinion of Amouranth is, there is no denying that she is an artist. An ASMRtist (as the kids are calling it these days) and cosplayer, she has mastered a wide variety of artistic skills for unconventional uses, but she also turns to more traditional mediums from time to time. She has a whole collection of Pokemon paintings that she has painted on stream, showing the entire process of finding reference images, outlining, and then painstakingly brushing in detail.

Amouranth is a variety streamer, art being just one of the many activities she treats her stream to. Once she had amassed an impressive collection of painted Pokemon, some of the canvases unwieldy and huge, she populated her stream's background with them. She also hosted a subscriber-only art auction in her Discord.

Back before she was a Twitch streaming sensation with multiple sources of revenue, Amouranth was just a cosplayer trying to fund her passion. She didn't make YouTube videos and Patreon hadn't been thought of yet, but fabric, chain mail, and plastic molds don't pay for themselves. Thus, Amouranth took up another hobby to help cover the bills: she sewed plush animals. A particular hit with the fans was a custom-made Epona plush Amourath crafted with care for commission. Now she focuses on cosplay creation and painting, but the little stuffed horse would be a great addition to any future Link cosplays. 

Some people want to kick her off Twitch

Amouranth might be one of the most recognized faces on Twitch because of how often other people screenshot her for use in their own thumbnails on YouTube, in fail compilations, and essay videos. The fail videos feature any number of slightly embarrassing or entirely unremarkable moments from Amouranth's stream, her manner of dress and sexual behavior labeled as a fail. The video essays go on rants to rival TrainwrecksTV's level of sexism, saying that Amouranth is just a "Twitch thot" because although she is streaming, she's not streaming games, and therefore isn't entertaining, which is the point of Twitch.

The beef people have is the idea that Amouranth is manipulating her audience and stealing donations from streamers who actually work for their viewers, dismissing the fact that obvious time and effort go into her stream. One streamer, TheStockGuy, jumped on this bandwagon, faking that he had cleavage and claiming to be Amouranth.

"What's that chick who always does this? Amouranth, or whatever her name is? ... I could make millions off of that, baby," he said. Following this stream, he was banned, leading to wild speculation as to why and a lengthy Reddit thread hating on Amouranth. TheStockGuy's ban fed into the conspiracy that Twitch staff members favor her and will ban anyone who badmouths her. Other people in the thread (perhaps more reasonably) pointed to the fact that TheStockGuy had previously recorded a prank call, which Twitch has consistently cracked down on.

She became widely known for her hot tub streams

The hot tub meta was a strange time in Twitch's history. Seemingly overnight, an entire new genre of content emerged featuring scantily clad streamers lounging in hot tubs, on beaches, and even in indoor kiddie pools, all for the purpose of racking up those sweet, sweet subs. Amouranth quickly became one of the most prominent streamers to participate in the hot tub meta.

When viewers began to suggest that hot tub streams were too controversial for children to stumble upon on Twitch, Amouranth hit back with some comments of her own, claiming that many streamers broadcast sexually suggestive or otherwise adult content that should also – according to some viewers' logic – be kept separate from child-friendly material. If children were the real concern, she said, there are plenty of other types of streams to be mad about. 

Twitch retaliated against Amouranth's racy livestreams, suspending her advertising privileges as she continued hot tub streaming. The damage done to Amouranth's revenue didn't stop her from streaming, though. Instead, it only encouraged her to perfect the next big thing after Twitch changed its rules regarding hot tub streams. After the tub meta became overcrowded, Amouranth turned her attention back to suggestive ASMR streams, although she eventually got slapped with a ban for that, too.

She started an assistant company

Being an online content creator can be like having multiple full-time jobs. Managing your time becomes more and more difficult, as Amouranth has experienced firsthand. Eventually, she decided to do something to help other creators in the same position, creating Real Work in the process. According to its website, Real Work started after Amouranth experienced a struggle in her own content creation career. Amouranth has a massive following on OnlyFans and Twitch, but managing multiple social media channels, photographing herself, and scheduling her streams became too much to handle. This led her to hire a team of assistants to work with her on various projects. 

After seeing what a difference this made in her productivity, Amouranth had the idea to start a new business that helped link personal assistants with content creators who needed their services. Real Work does not specify what types of content creators it works with, and merely seeks to pair creators and assistants together in mutually beneficial business relationships. In fact, Real work prides itself on being a "judgement free zone," which implies that it's open to pairing creators for adult platforms (like OnlyFans) with a team to help them run their business.

In October 2022, Amouranth tweeted that she plans on "cleaning house" at Real Work to help her business better reflect her personal values. Although the streamer didn't clarify what that meant, she did reassure fans that she would be continuing to develop Real Work as originally planned, explaining that she felt passionate about the project.

She's invested money in some odd businesses

Amouranth has worked to make smart business decisions with all her hard-earned cash, investing in a number of companies and creating her own along the way. Some of these moves decisions make sense from an investment standpoint. In 2022, the streamer announced that she'd purchased a gas station for $4 million, arguing that not only would it be a good source of passive income, but that it would help her make the most of her tax breaks. The move, she said, was designed to help her maximize her future earning potential.

Similarly, investing in a plastic ball company sort of made sense, though fans were confused at first. After putting some of her money into a plastic ball company (yes, the kind that kids play in at ball pits), Amouranth also created an entirely new meta, writing the names of subscribers on plastic balls as she lounged in her room.

Perhaps most interestingly, Amouranth started a side hustle that was a major breath of fresh air to fans everywhere. The streamer began selling her hot tub water and, well, her "scent" at CutiePatooties. At first, the project seemed like a joke, but orders were made and customers did receive Scent Jars for their enjoyment. Some streamers even opened the jars on camera and confirmed that indeed, there was something in there.

Her dream is to open an animal sanctuary

Amouranth has publicly acknowledged that she has a clear goal in mind for what she'll do after she's done with her streaming career. She wants to open an animal sanctuary and help rehabilitate injured animals of all sorts, particularly horses, which she has a fondness for.

In an interview with Anthony Padilla, Amouranth said that she's aware that she's running herself ragged, and one of the only quiet moments she has is time with her horses between streams. To build on that love of animals, Amouranth wants to eventually open an animal sanctuary, though she hasn't gone into specifics just yet about what the sanctuary will look like. She has, however, begun thinking about the financial aspects of just such an undertaking, ruminating about how to fund the project in 2020 on Twitter. Amouranth explained that she had to build a strong foundation, with plenty of momentum for the future, before she could actually make plans for the sanctuary — but when it happens, it's going to be big.

Speaking with Mizkif later on, Amouranth said that she wants her shelter to be comprehensive, housing 500-600 dogs, among other animals. When Mizkif joked that it sounded like she wanted to open the San Diego Zoo, she said that's exactly the scope she has in mind. While it's unclear when Amouranth will be able to make her dreams come true, she definitely has a goal worth working towards.

She rolls with the punches

Although Amouranth has a team of moderators on chat to make sure that Twitch chat doesn't do its thing and become a toxic cesspool, the occasional troll makes their way through. She is no stranger to the disparaging way the internet talks about her: calling her a "Twitch thot," berating her for "manipulating" her viewers for donations. Amouranth brushes it all off with the same nonplussed shrug she gives when talking about the apparent inevitability of stalkers. To her, that's just what happens when you're a woman on the internet.

"Welcome to being a female. I'm gonna be objectified even if I'm wearing a shirt up to my collarbone," she said in an interview with Kotaku. Therefore, Amouranth has thoroughly embraced her role as devilish succubus. She is well aware that her audience isn't sticking around for her skills at "Just Dance," they're more interested in her skimpy outfits and bouncy ... personality. She revels in the fact that a clip of her stream more often than not finds its way onto the Subreddit r/livestreamfails, posted by a user fed up with her antics.

"If I'm feeling really sassy, I can act like I'm super offended and make them think they won. Then they post that clip on Reddit and YouTube and I get more views." Thus, the haters are only rewarding her for behaving in a way that they perceive as inappropriate. Amouranth knows her brand. It's one part sex appeal and, depending on the scandal of the moment, two parts outrage.

There's more to Amouranth's story than you realized

Amouranth might seem like she has it all from the outside – making millions of dollars, enjoying the privileges of having an online following, and becoming a respected business owner – but there's more to her story than many fans even realized. In October 2022, Amouranth revealed that she was going through some turmoil in her personal life after her husband had become increasingly abusive. Fans were worried about her after the surprising stream, during which she publicly revealed both the abuse and the marriage for the first time. Viewers had been under the impression that Amouranth was single, but those concerns fell to the wayside for many once they found out she was in potential danger.

Days later, Amouranth revealed that she was finally "free" from her husband in a return stream, explaining that she hoped to change the type of content she produced, focusing on things that make her happy instead of things that make the most money. She said that she was looking forward to wearing clothes she wanted to wear and to playing more games on her stream. While Amouranth indicated that she still plans to continue her OnlyFans content and other adult centered media, news of her controlling marriage (and how it affected her content creation) has shaded her career in a very different light for fans.