Ok so there is a trick to this.
This preset is NOT an Elf (per say)
It just looks like one
To use in game start with a basic female Nord then apply this preset
High Poly Head (Vector Plexus)
KS hair (that other mod site)
True Eyes & Brows SE Combination
For use with your own Standalone Follower:
Same process, make a Nord female, apply preset.
In the CK make the follower a Nord. You can apply a custom race and give it the same attributes as the High Elf Race if you so wish.
(If making the NPC a magic user AND using my Mighty Tweaks & Fixes mod you will also need to create a custom combat class for the magic user as Mighty Tweaks changes the vanilla records to disable use of magic for those)
Feel free to use this to create your own follower
Just credit The Mighty Nine after you have pledged your first born into eternal servitude. Hey I need more followers on Social Media!
Ok ok you don't have too but just give the old man a shout out, okay?
Doug for bugging me to be better
Schaken for the best mod website on the Planet
Arwen for making Elves hot again
and of course