Need some guidance in setting up a character select and chacter creation screen

I am working on setting up a character select/creation screen. I have the starts of a hud interface for it buttons for select race, and what not. On the character select screen if a slot is blank is sends you to the creation screen. What i would like to have it do is when you select a race, it shows the model of it on the screen. Would setting up a map for each race/gender work and have them all share the same hud/ interface or is there a better way for it? Once you complete creation it brings you back to the select screen and then it enables the play button. I would Also like to see the model on this screen also. I have the basic screens done i just want to implement the other parts further. .