Hello! I'm Koumori No Hime Cosplay! I make video tutorials, patterns, and other cosplay-related online content. Ko-fi is a tip jar to support online creators. While definitely not necessary, tips are always appreciated. Thank you for checking out this page! What is Ko-fi? Ko-fi is essentially an online tip jar for online creators. Fans can “buy their favorite artist a coffee” in increments of $3 as a way to provide financial support if they like their work. Do they actually receive coffee? No. The coffee is metaphorical and a cute way of thinking about support. Where does the money go? The money gets sent to the creator’s Paypal account and from there it is up to them to decide what to do with it. Some creators will create financial goals to reach to fund a certain project (such as materials for a cosplay) but not all do. In my case it would be mixed in to the money I made from selling second-hand costumes, transferred from Paypal to my bank account, and then used to keep the cosplay circle going. Does Ko-fi take a cut of the tip? No, though from my research it looks like Paypal still does. According to their FAQ Ko-fi has their own tip account that is used to fund the site. What do I get in return? My sincere thanks and appreciation? Unlike Patreon supporters do not receive any sort of pledge rewards, it is a tip jar not a subscription service. What if I don’t have the money to contribute? That is 1000% okay! No one should feel obligated to donate, take care of your personal needs first. If you want to support a creator there are many ways to do so without money involved.