Amanda Rollins, a UCF grad and LeakyCon Art Fellowship winner, started the Fiction Happens photography project for her senior thesis back in 2013.
Quidditch Player, Harry Potter
Gwen Cooper, Torchwood
The 10th Doctor, Doctor Who
The concept is to take pictures of fictional characters in everyday situations and capture the feeling of growing up with your favorite movie/TV icons.
Edward Kenway, Assassins Creed
Thranduil, The Hobbit
"The idea for the project actually sparked from remembering experiences from when I was younger of being bullied. I wanted to take this idea and inspire people to not be ashamed of who they are or what they love!"
Darth Maul, Star Wars
Princess Tiana, The Princess and the Frog
Rose Tyler, Doctor Who
Rollins said people often come up to the shoots and ask to take pictures with the cosplayers.
Mei, My Neighbor Totoro
Snow White, Snow White
Sleeping Beauty, Sleeping Beauty
Although, not everything always goes as planned. Rollins says, "We also had a kid exclaim to his friends, 'That isn't Batman! That's just a dad in a costume!'"
Rose Tyler/The Moment & Clara, Doctor Who
Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones
Either way, the project is a fun surprise for geeks who see these photo shoots in action.