I'd really like to hide my helmet. I haven't found any in-game options, but maybe I missed it. Is there an option somewhere, or an INI file I can edit, to be able to do this?

  • This has never been a feature of a TES game, so it's unlikely TES5 can do it. Do you want it just for visuals in 3rd-person, for taking screenshots of your character, or some other reason? Would being able to quickly take it off and put it back on be helpful? Nov 12, 2011 at 19:25
  • It seemed strange that you can customize appearence of your character and then hide it with helmet
    – Stecya
    Nov 12, 2011 at 20:49
  • Not everyone will choose to wear a helmet or a hood. When I made mages in Oblivion, they usually went bare-headed. Nov 12, 2011 at 21:50
  • I also would very much like to do this. The armor trees punish you for not wearing a full set.
    – Jeremy
    Nov 15, 2011 at 7:12

4 Answers 4


No, there's no option to hide helmets.

If you really want that badly, I'd wait for the modding community. They will surely come up with something.


What I do is that I put my helmet in my favorites. Then, I can put it on or remove it quickly, whenever I want to see my character face. Otherwise, I don't think there is an automated way.


There is a mod for this now: No Helmet Mod. Make sure to read the description and contact the author if the helmet you want hasn't been changed by the mod.


Unfortunately if you have the vampire abilties then your guild hood will not appear but you will also appear balding. Which is annoying.

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