Creating an awesome looking character in Skyrim can be a lot of hard work. So why even do it when you have presets? Simply download them along with the necessary mods and almost instantly enjoy a different looking character. In this article, we list the best, most beautiful Skyrim character presets that we either used ourselves or found floating around the web.
Simply press the title of each respective mod to go to where you can download the preset. Keep in mind that many of these require additional mods that are listed on each mod respective page (some of which can be NSFW). With that said, most of them require the same set of mods, so if you ever install one or two presets – you should mostly be good to go. So without further ado, and in no particular order – let’s get started.
Also, make sure to check out our comprehensive Skyrim mod list across many other categories:
Aline RaceMenu preset
Aline is a RaceMenu preset for a Breton female character that doesn’t require a lot of additional mods in order to make it work. The mod page is simple and straight to the point so you can have this beautiful preset up and running in no time.
Giselle RaceMenu preset
After a fairly simple preset in terms of additional mods, we come to one that’s more complicated – but also with more beautiful results. Giselle is a Nord for which you’ll need both additional mods as well as various meshes and textures. However, you can’t exactly argue with additional work since the end result will be running around with one very beautiful, lore breaking female Nord across Skyrim.
Braenn RaceMenu preset
High elves rarely get any love when it comes to visual mods. This shameful fact is even more depressing when you see presets like Braenn which showcases that, in the right hands, High Elves can be just as beautiful as all the human presets out there.
Stella follower and RaceMenu preset
Stella is another absolutely stunning Skyrim character preset that you can’t go wrong with. The creator of the presets states that it’s inspired by classic Bond girls. Stella comes equiped with insanely detailed 4k and 8k textures, and while you can definitely play without them, don’t expect the same results as the one seen in the screenshot.
Tannick follower and RaceMenu preset
In a sea of female presets, we finally have one that’s male. Boasted about as the most beautiful man in the world – Tannick is a male Nord that looks like he should be in a stripper boy band. He isn’t fit for the world of Skyrim at all but that’s why we love him. Of course, you can always roleplay some sort of godlike character in which case, the preset is absolutely perfect.
Amber RaceMenu preset
If Tannick from the mod above would ever marry, Amber would definitely be a perfect fit for him. This preset of a female Nord is both simple in the necessary mod requirements department as she is beautiful in the looks department.
Anastasia RaceMenu preset
As far as female Breton presets go, Anastasia is pretty unique looking. While some Bretons will only ever get the slightly pointy ears due to their part-elven ancestry, Anastasia goes full Dobby on us. No matter, this Skyrim character preset still looks beautiful and is surprisingly light on the required mods.
Auveren follower and RaceMenu preset
Finally, some love for the male elf players out there. Auveren is a follower mod that comes with his supermodel preset so you can run around and not look like a yellowish freak of nature the elves usually are.
Eitra follower and RaceMenu preset
Noirslate is an extremely talented modder that we already featured in this, as well as our previous articles. In addition to beautiful human presets, he must have figured we were severely lacking in high-quality Orc ones – so he made one. Eitra is the kind of preset that makes us look past the fangs and just admire the pure beauty of this badass orc lady.
Preset requests for RaceMenu and Bodyslide
Here we have a first preset compilation where the modder took requests and recreated various celebrities and fictional characters from other properties. There are a whopping 35(!) presets in total and all of them are of pretty high quality. Examples include Emma Watson, B2 from Nier: Automata, Tracer, and Mercy from Overwatch, Kate Upton and even Oprah Winfrey for god’s sake. Keep in mind that they require around 13 additional mods to properly work.
Calcia RaceMenu preset
We already featured Calcia in one of our previous character-focused lists but couldn’t bear to not include her here too. Besides looking absolutely stunning, the preset requires only 7 additional mods to properly work. We’ll definitely let the screenshot speak for itself on this one.
DX’s Male Presets
DX’s Male Presets is a preset compilation mod that includes 6 different ones, each for a different race. Besides the usual human-like races, this one is a rarity in the sense that it even has one badass-looking Argonian preset. Seriously, this one had us, for the first time, play through the game as an Argonian and we never looked back.
Raina Akaviri RaceMenu preset
Raina preset is definitely our favorite one when it comes to female characters. I mean, just look at the included screenshot and you’ll get why. The preset comes with 4k and even 8k body and face textures, as well as 4k makeup overlays. Throw in a good ENB and you have a literal goddess on your hands.
My RaceMenu presets
Another compilation of absolutely stunning presets that you really can’t go wrong with. It’s light on required mods and it comes 6 female presets for Bretons, Redguards, Nords, Orcs and even two for custom races. No matter which one you choose, you can be sure that you’ll be looking at something pretty for the next 200-hour playthrough.
Diana ECE nad RaceMenu preset
Diana is another female Skyrim character preset that you can’t go wrong with. To produce the insanity of the above screenshot, you’ll need to install quite a bit of additional mods and an ENB, but it’s well worth it. One of the best presets out there for sure.
Geonox Male Character Presets
Geonox is a male preset compilation that I like to call “the attack of the supermodels”. Don’t sweat about them entirely breaking the lore by looking as if Akatosh himself sculpted their faces. Throw in a good ENB and simply marvel at how badass and attractive you look no matter the race you choose.