The Old Man half mask reflects the gentle yet mysterious man that begins James’s adventure. The mask is an inspiration and reflection of great age and wisdom, qualities of earth, a creature of the garden and the pit of a peach. This could have been the same guy who gave Jack all of those little beans that lead to the whole Giant thing. He’s a bit deceptive and not very clear about what he gives James:
James: What are they?
Old Man: Crocodile Tongues.
Old Man: Long slimy crocodile tongues boiled in the skull of a dead for 40 days and 40 nights. And, the gizzard of a pig, the fingers of a young monkey, the beak of a parrot and three spoonfuls of sugar, a then, let the moon do the rest.
The Old Man is a durable mask for performance a class room use. As with all of the masks it is held on with an adjustable strap.