In 2016 she was invited by Twitch to stream the intricate process of her cosplay creation.
She said she didn't find local stalkers creepy, since they just knew Houston well enough to recognize where she was streaming from.
Then they post that clip on Reddit and YouTube and I get more views.
Why would I be playing games this way while you are looking at me from over there? 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.