Waifu Modding

updated September 13th, 2015

So, you wanna learn how to make a qt wayfu??? Well you've come to the right place. This guide will show you what mods to get to make a good looking waifu. This quick guide was made by a few generous anonymous posters who took the time to find these mods! I had nothing to do with this guide. -Guardly


The first thing you gotta do is get a good character creation mod.  There are two you can use.  Either choose ECE or Racemenu
Enhanced Character Edit is a mod that adds 40 new sliders to edit your character with such iris size, dimple depth, nostril size, and many more!  It also adds new color sliders, zoom in/out feature for the camera, and a save and load feature.
This save and load feature is used to save facemorph information
so you can make new characters with an old face or even make your own presets for future characters.
This also changes face meshes for both males and females.
RaceMenu is a redesign of the original character generator.  It changes the menus to a neater and nicer looking SkyUI style.  Like SkyUI, it also adds a search bar. 
A new warpaint feature is also added which gives you more color options and allows you to have more than one piece of warpaint on your face. This mod also adds extra sliders but only for the body.  The sliders effect how big a part of the body is like head, arms, legs, and yes even butt size.  This does not  add new face sliders. HOWEVER with the newest update to Racemenu, you can now manually edit the faces vertices however you want with the new sculpt mode. These changes can be saved as presets to be used for later characters. So now in terms of what both character creation mods can do now, they're evenly matched for now!
OPTIONAL: Ethereal Elven Overhaul revamps all three of the playable elf races. It alters facial features, changes face morphs, and adds new facepaint to make elves look more appealing but still give them that "elven" look.  It also overhauls all vanilla elf NPCs to the new Ethereal style, but not ones from any of the DLCs. The author said that a patch will be released soon. 
This mod is compatible with both CBBE and UNP body mods.  This is not compatible with ECE and CharGen Extension to a certain extent. When using any of these mods with EEO, elves will not be affected my the new morphs added by ECE but with the morphs from EEO.  Any extra menu options not added by EEO will appear, but they will do nothing or be incompatible.  This works with RaceMenu fine, since RaceMenu doesn't fiddle with facemorphs.


Hair is probably the second most important part to making someone look good. You can use any you like but FIRST, you'll need theses mods. These are basically required if you want to play the game properly and not crash all the time.

Precache Killer

This is a godsend of a mod.  It keeps the game from CTD when you use showracemenu or when you have too many hair mods installed at once. So now you can use all those high-res warpaints and over 200 hairs without having the game explode! This is REALLY important if you're gonna use all of these hair mods and take your time making a character!

Superior Lore-Friendly Hair

ALSO TO CONSIDER .  This is a retexture mod for vanilla hairs.  It makes the hairs look more real and fixes some normal map issues with the vanilla ones.  

Natural Retexture

If you do decide to use Apachii hairs, we also suggest getting this mod too.
This is a total retexture project for all of the Apachii hairs. Instead of having gloss and perfect sheen on hairs, you get the original rugged feeling of the vanilla hairs, except these new textures are high-res.


Now we come to a crossroad on this guide.  There are 2 main bodies that you can use.  Each with there own compatiblities, armors, and textures.  You can only choose one.

Calientes Female Body Mod- CBBE

One of skyrim's very first body mods. This body mod focuses on  breast and ass.   This also has better compatiblilty with physics mods but we'll come to that later. Also comes with bodyslide which allows you to customize the body any way you wish.

Body variants for CBBE

- More petite version of cbbe. Breast greatly reduced, smaller butt, and thinner limbs.
- Version of CBBE featuring a bigger more finely shaped BUTT, thighs and hips.


Mod for more petite and natural looking women. Much smaller in frame when compared to cbbe.  Unlike CBBE, UNP has more UNP armors and UNP varients that are equally customizable. This also has a bodyslide made by fans but doesn't have near the amount of customization.

Body variants for UNP

UNP Skinny
- An even more skinnier and more petite version of unp.
- Unp body with bigger breasts. Supports BBP and TBBP
- A more curvacious body mod for unp users made by HaloFarm!

High Poly Feet and Hands

UNP bodytypes only! For better looking feet and hands, use this! These new high poly meshes are excellent for screenshot taking but if you have a low end computer, you probably don't want to get this.
Here are some nice and unique textures you can use!  Click on the image to go to the mod page and check out more of there screenshots and comments. REMEMBER to choose the textures that are compatible with the body YOU chose.  So if you're using a UNP, UNPB, or UNPC body, use UNP textures.  We do NOT recommend the use of  >bellas
And for beast races...


Finally, we have a bunch of extra mods that we recommend you use.  Things like high quality warpaint and eyebrows can really make a difference.  Also, if you want high quality facepaint to work, you must type this into the SKSE.ini file which should be in /skyrim/data/SKSE.  If you don't have a SKSE.ini, make one and add this line: