As individuals they wouldn't be that recognizable, but as a group, as long as you have at least 3-4 of the main characters, they'd definitely be recognizable (and would make people such as myself very happy). I'd try to make sure each of you has an iconic prop or something to help with recognizability.
Done: Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly); Eleventh Doctor (Doctor Who); Captain Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin); Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who); Vash the Stampede (Trigun); The Kid (Bastion)
In progress: Booker Dewitt (Bioshock Infinite) - 90%; Steampunk'd Han Solo (Star Wars) - 98%; Connor Kenway (Assassin's Creed III) - 30%; Max Rockatansky (Mad Max series) - 35%; Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Captain America: TWS) - planning
Future: Mal Reynolds (improved), Jaime Lannister (GoT)