I have known some "Undertaker's assistants", they can be spooky.
One such guy would have premonitions concerning which coffin would be going out the door next. His employers even relocated his premonition/choice, hiding it around a corner in the dark, yet the new widow chose that one!
30-35 new coffins all colors, styles , yet somehow he would "know"?
Good thing there is no such things as E.S.P., huh?
I based the character on a mask I got for $5.00 at a prop sale in Vancouver.
The mask reminded me of someone I work with though I don't think he'd feel its very complimentary!
A good mask can be a great inspiration for a prop.