If you ever played Skyrim (any edition), you might know the Greybeard’s Robes. Those are (in my opinion) the most epic looking piece of clothing in Skyrim and unfortunately there’s a big problem with them: You can’t have them (usually).

If you just want to wear them, easy thing. Just open the console and use player.additem and player.equipitem with the following ids:

  • 36a44
  • 36a45
  • 36a46

The problem with this is: You can’t see the items in your inventory and the NPCs will think you are running around naked.

This is happening because the clothes in the game data are missing the tags that make the AI aware that you are wearing something and make the items show up in your inventory.

To solve this, you have to create your very own Skyrim mod. You only need to have Skyrim purchased for this to work since the game editor (“CreationKit”) will access the game files you have already installed.

Here’s how to do install the Skyrim CreationKit:

  1. Go to the Bethesda website and download their launcher
  2. Install the Skyrim Creation Kit after logging in
  3. Open the Creation Kit and load the Skyrim.esm file.
  4. Navigate to Armor>GrayBeards in the tree view on the left side of the catalog window
  5. Right-click on each item (Hood, Boots and the Robe) and select Edit: 5.1. Change the ItemID (!!!) 5.2. Save the Item. You’ll be asked if you want to create a new form, select yes! 5.3. If you don’t create a new form, the original object will be modified which will break the game.
  6. You’ll now have three new items with your own ids in the section. Edit each of them: 6.1. Set the Playable checkbox to checked 6.2. For the robe, right-click inside the Keywords section, select Add and add the keyword ClothesBody.
  7. Click Save and save the mod file in your steamapps/common/Skyrim Special Edition/Data folder.
  8. Launch Skyrim, in the main menu go to Mods and press T to open the load order and activate your mod.
  9. Congrats, you can now search for your items by opening the console and running help "<name>". 9.1. If you need to scroll in the console, use PgUp and PgDn.

If you don’t want to do this because you’re lazy or something, take the file I created. The stuff is called “Lia’s [Robes, Hood, Boots]”. Just type help Lia into the console and scroll up a bit.