Here’s James on the receiving end of the mask tossed by Sushi. The mask only appears to be hanging in mid air. It’s really just hooked on his lapel, leveraging your brain’s suspension of disbelief. We’ll get a better look at that custom mask in the next few shots.
Meanwhile, James puts the straps over his ears in this shot and then tosses his hat to his right. And once again, he doesn’t really throw the hat. I support the bottom of the hat just offscreen on a stack of blocks.
Always keep a stack of blocks and wedges on your animation set. They’ll come in unbelievably useful in a pinch, when some stunt begs your indulgence and you need some quick off-camera rigging.