This pattern came from a book we had as kids. It's possible, though, that it wasn't a book for kids, but just for people who wanted to work with fabric but didn't have a lot of experience. You know the books. I think that another project from the book was making a yarn boa using adding machine tape as a stabalizer, which I attempted but after I broke a few needles on the sewing machine I gave it up. The idea seemed sound, at least at the time.
Anyway. More people pins, as promised:
|kind of a tropical dancer and this toga guy with leaves in his hair|
|the fancy lady with fancy glasses and this western supervillain|
Notice the rope from Clue! The pattern was like a gingerbread boy, but someone went off on their own with the tropical dancer. I am impressed by those glasses on the lower left one. They are two wire spirals stuck together that had once been a link on a funky necklace chain.