The Forsworn Headdress is a piece of light armor and part of the Forsworn armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


The male version is full face helm made from the hide and antlers of a deer. The female variant is more of a headdress decorated with feathers.


Worn by members of the Forsworn found throughout The Reach.


The Forsworn headdress can be upgraded at a workbench with Leather, however it does not benefit from any Smithing perks.

This means the armor cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to fortify Smithing.


This section contains bugs related to Forsworn Headdress. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • Hair vanishes and is replaced by the feathers when the headdress is worn by female Khajiit and Argonian.