I want her to wear a circlet or some headset that doesn't hide her hair. Is there a way to do this though the console without installing a mod? I tried to remove the helmet through the console, but it only works temporarily as the hide helmet gets respawn after you leave her.
I tried this myself and it worked for me:
- Open the console, click on the NPC
- type 'openactorcontainer 1' and put the cloth you want to equip from your inventory in there
type 'showinventory', there should be a list of items the npc has. Try to find the ID of the item you want to remove, a line could look like this:
Boots (001b1be) (100,100.00%) - Worn - Outfit
in this case, '001b1be' is the id of the item
type 'removeitem [ITEM ID] 1, in this case: removeitem 001b1be 1
now search for the item id of the item you want to equip and type:
'equipitem [ITEM ID] #', e.g.: equipitem 001b1be 1
the 1 behind the ID means that the outfit cannot be removed
If the default outfit should be reequiped for whatever reason and its not permanently, you could create a textfile inside your skyrim installation folder and write in it:
prid [follow id] equipitem [item id] 1
save it and type ingame: 'bat [name of the txt file]' whenever you want to overwrite the npcs default outfit. As far as i know, thats all you can do without using mods, but i hope this helps.