I heard that the registration for the Cosplay Solo Showdown contest had been extended, so I thought of joining. I registered while not being sure whether I would qualify, given that I didn't hand-make my costume, but I qualified regardless.
What was left for me to do was to prepare my live solo performance skit. I prepared a cut of the BGM that I would use for my skit as soon as I received news of my entry qualifying into the contest. I even planned on making a big Sega Saturn to help my skit, but thanks to glorious work, I didn't have the time nor the energy, so I settled with the real console I have, and I was able to make another, smaller prop with the little time I had left.
And just like that, CosMania arrived.