UPDATED JULY 23, 2015: Check out my new female body mesh mods comparison here!
I’m a little late to the Skyrim modding party, but I’ve been spending the last couple weeks modding the shit out of my game and now I’m ready to share some of my testing results! I’m one of those gamers who will spend LITERALLY AN HOUR on the character creation screen trying to create the perfect virtual embodiment of my avatar. As a result, I’ve downloaded and tested nearly every popular mod for the Skyrim character creator and here are the best of the best, IMO:
Female Body Types
The first thing before even getting to the character’s face is to choose a body. It took a while to figure out the differences between UNP, UNPB, CBBE, and all the other acronym-ed body types but here’s what I have:
UNP comes in three variations – standard, skinny/slim, and blessed.
UNP (standard) – This is one of my favorite body meshes for females! I think the body proportions are beautiful and the boobs don’t look like ridiculous clown tits. I’m also pretty sure that there are more UNP-compatible armor mods out there than any other body mesh.
UNP Skinny/slim – The skinny version looks pretty much just like the standard version except with smaller boobs.
“Blessed” also known as UNPB – This is like the standard version but MUCH more voluptuous. I know some girls find this mod disgusting, but I think it’s beautiful. The breasts look huge but not like plastic implants – very Boticelli :)
CBBE is a more voluptuous body (read: bigger boobs, bigger butt, same size waist, ha!). It is possibly the most popular body mod. There are a ton of armor mods out there for CBBE, but sadly many of them are super skimpy!
CBBE comes in two variations – slim and curvy. CBBE breasts look more “fake” than UNP from the front, but more “real” than UNP from the side.
3. Fitness body
I really like this mod for a more athletic look, even though all it does is remind me that I should be exercising and not playing Skyrim ;) You can install this mod over whichever body mesh you prefer – vanilla, UNP, CBBE, etc.
4. Bounce Kits
No female body mod is complete without realistic boob jiggle physics, obviously. You’ll need the following mods:
- HDT Physics Extension
- HDT Breast & Butt Physics
- You’ll also need your body mesh to have a skeleton that supports HDT. If you’re like me and like UNP, you can use this mesh by Turbosundance!
That’s it for my favorite female body mods. Keep reading to see my favorite female face texture mods, or skip ahead to my other Skyrim modding posts!
What’s your favorite female body mesh for Skyrim? How do you feel about the controversial bounce kits? Let me know in comments!