I cosplay my Grey Warden and Inquisitor from Dragon Age, and get recognised a fair bit by other fans of the series. It helps that I wear the Wardens' most iconic armour from the series (which isn't even in the first game unless you use a mod) but my Inquisitor just wears the in-game armour that I use most often.
I guess it depends on whether it would bother you to not be recognised on the same scale as someone cosplaying something more popular, such as Deadpool. I get a lot of lovely comments on my costumes and makeup, followed by an apology for not knowing who I'm supposed to be
and I don't often get asked for photos by families, whereas most Disney cosplayers I know can't go ten feet without being asked to pose with kids, but I do get chased down by other DA fans and cosplayers for photos, and I try to get to the cosplay meets when I can, which tends to be where I get the majority of photos taken.
The appeal for me is being able to customise the character however I'm comfortable on the day. I can use my own hair or a wig, and style it how I like, or wear coloured contacts or not. I nearly always wear the Dalish vallaslin
tattoos on my face and throat, but depending on how much time I have to prepare, the rest of my makeup can be more natural or dramatic.