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Replaces Goblins in Skyrim with Vampires while keeping fixes from USLEP with no race edits. Some changes affect both PC as well as NPC. 3 Versions to choose from

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Also available for SE CVO SSE


Cos·met·ic (Vampire Overhaul)

1. involving or relating to treatment intended to restore or improve a Vampires appearance

1. a product applied to Vampires, especially the face, to improve its appearance

Its no secret that using Dawnguard turns vampires into goblins. There are already many good (some not so good) mods/guides that have helped with this and if done correctly you can get back to your old pretty human self. Some like the goblin thing in which case you can stop reading this as it is not for you. For everyone else though its a real struggle battling the ugly that was injected with the DLC. If your only looking to improve your player character & want all other vampires to stay ugly your better served using existing fixes, however if you are like me and might spend more than 10 sec in the company of others it is quite jarring and something needed to be done

It was my intent to remove the goblin look but I also did make an effort to try and not change too much from a possible or existing vanilla appearance. In keeping with this all changes were done in CK with vanilla sliders/settings. The goal was to make them look nicer without feeling out of place for the game they are in


Skyrim with all DLC (Legendary) with Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch

SKSE is not a hard requirement but strongly recommended as it allows for the higher res face tints to show correctly

General Changes:

Would you like a little face with your ketchup? All vampires to include player will no longer use the silly over the top vampire face textures, you know the ones that makes your face look like a toddlers after eating out. This change was made in a way that will work by default with any replacer texture set you may be using for either sex

Vampires drink blood...not soil - No mud faced Vampires "NPC"
If your PC gets a dirty face you can try Clean your Vampire

Vampires are creatures of the sun? - No, they are not supposed to be out during the day and should look like it. All have been set to now use the lightest skin tone preset for their race

Less makeup - this is going to be very subjective and there is no way around it. First, like the dirt that causes issues in game many though not all of the makeup ends up looking really bad as well. There is likely to be changes here in the future but they will be minor. I cant possibly describe each change for each NPC but most are using less

Vampirism is not bodist - One of the reasons vampire encounters felt similar even with additional NPC added by DLC is that 90% of them could fit in size zero or under. This has been changed so there is now more variation in body size for both sexes. Bustier vampire lovers rejoice although thats not why I did it but your welcome anyways. Unique named were not changed as if you met them already would create a neck gap if I did which is never fun to deal with


CVO B & C comes with custom eyes in red and blue which are distributed evenly across vampires. These will of course if not changed also apply to your player if they are set as vampire determined by the their vampire race record as set by DG/USLEP. To customize/troubleshoot see below


There are 3 versions of Main file here A,B & C

Version A:

This is the minimal version which contains no external assets

Vampires will still be sunken, no change to mouth or eyes and only looks good if you have not replaced the vampire eyes or if you do only with those textures that still look decent through a bright yellow glow

Version B:

This is the Version most users will want

Replaces vampire eyes with both Red & Blue

I have used a neutral mesh so that any vampire eye texture should look good if you replace them with something else

Vampires will also now have the modified fangs from the excellent mod "Better Vampire Fangs & Eyes" by Aipex8

My other mod VFR was used as MR so all NPC changed by this no longer have sunken distorted faces . If you wish to have the same change for your player when vampire click the Blonde at the top of this DESC

Version C:

Same as B but with glowing eyes

Unlike B the eyes were made specifically for the included textures and may not look good if replaced with something else

CVO works with any texture set out there to include vanilla but keep in mind that how pale your vampires look will vary depending on what you are using Example


All images from me ( Excluding here in DESC ) to include the main banner were taken with USLEP & CVO only no other mods to include texture replacers were used so what you see is what you get. While you dont have to use anything else I strongly recommend using complimentary mods which replace and improve upon vanilla skin and headparts such as Hair, Eyebrows etc
The following were used alongside this for all images here in DESC sans Banner as an example

Fair Skin Complexion by HHaleyy
Superior Lore-Friendly Hair by skyrimaguas
Brows by Hvergelmir
2k Lip Tints by Miriam

There are of course many other alternative mods which cover all of the above with countless variations so find what works best for you and when you do feel free to post your own recommendations preferably also submitting your own image(s) as well so others can see


This mod edits all NPC flagged as Vampire with USLEP active from the 10 playable vampire races and also Serana-Harkon-Valerica-Alva. CVO does not edit child, elder or any new vampire added from another mod

You should have no issue using this alongside Overhauls such as Better Vampires, Sacrosanct etc and would only have issue if they also make cosmetic change or edits NPC which is not likely. Same goes for mods which change Vampirelord

The following mods should not be used with this as they make direct edits to the vampire races without fwd fixes from USLEP and or the changes made are not compatible

For specific mods not listed which you find are not compatible you may report these in forum as a courtesy for other users


Game ctd on load = Where is USLEP?

There are no blackfaces with this mod alone. There of course can be when used with others if proper conflict resolution is not followed. Details on what can cause this in your game and what you can do to try and fix it below

Troubleshooting Blackfaces



You may not upload this to other sites, if I want it there ill put it there myself

You may host a patched esp to get CVO compatible with mods that alter vampires non-appearance stats such as AI/Combat/lvls/outfits/class etc, if you do this add CVO to your Requirements that way it is hot linked on both our pages without the need for me to add it myself. If you dont know how to do this ask me

For the new Eyes included in Version B or C

Meshes and Textures Custom for CVO by me with the original un-altered textures from Fair Skin Complexion by HHaleyy. If you would like to use these for follower/NPC no permission from me is needed please link back to both mods as a courtesy and credit HHaleyy as the original creator

For anything not listed above just ask me via PM


Better Vampire Fangs and Eyes by Aipex8
For mouth TRI files

Fair Skin Complexion by HHaleyy
For the base vampire eye texture
Also an excellent skin texture for females as it allows a smooth pale look while also being suitable for non vampire NPC that use darker skin tones


I welcome all comments provided they are offered with a positive intent to include advice/suggestions for any future changes and to help other users to enjoy this by offering advice if they run into problems

If you run into an NPC that you feel is not working/looking correctly and you think it is this I need the name ID. Saying a non descript vampire of unknown origin spawned and was missing a head is not helpful. Saying a Vampire Fledgling with ID of XXXX is correct. Please know that anytime I am able to check and verify said claim it will be with the base game, USLEP and CVO only loaded. Having issues due to another mod is a compatibility issue not a bug. If I cant replicate it with only those 3 active then you will need to look at your other mods

If you have tried this and dont like it thats fine, there are other alternatives you may prefer over this

Better Vampire NPCs by Brehanin2

Hott Vampires 2 by Nerd of Prey

Porcelain Pale Vampire Skin by MissShazira

Beautiful Vampires V2 by Dar0ne45