As a Millennial, I have amassed quite a collection of '90s pajamas featuring my favorite cartoon characters. I just love to have a bath and then get into jammies. Although adulthood definitely has its perks — alchohol, no bedtimes, no curfews — it also has its drawbacks. One of mine, which I'm sure I'm not alone in, is a lack of cool '90s-inspired pajamas. Quite frankly, there's nothing as enjoyable come bedtime as getting all dolled up in Mickey Mouse or Ariel.
Back in the day, I would always get so excited when attending a slumber party. I'd gorge on junk food and fizzy drinks, stay up until stupid o'clock in the morning with my friends, and mentally compare all of our pajama sets. Winnie the Pooh sets were quite commonplace among my friends and I vaguely remember seeing some Barbie PJs. But IMO, the most awesome sets belonged to my best friend, who would go abroad to Florida each year and bring back the coolest Hot Topic pajamas for all us British kids to gawk in awe at.
So in honor of your favorite pajamas you had as a child, here is a selection of PJ sets that are sure to make '90s kids come over all nostalgic.
1. The Mickey Mouse PJs
Jersey Pajamas, $18, H&M
Show your love for arguably the most classic of all cartoon characters and/or reminisce about your childhood trips to Disneyland in these cute Mickey PJs.
2. The Little Mermaid PJs
Disney The Little Mermaid Ariel Emoji Tank & Hot Pants Set, $24.50, Hot Topic
When I was little, I used to splash around in my paddling pool pretending to be a mermaid. Now whenever I am remotely near any large water source, I will most likely do the same. With these cute PJs, you don't have to go to the sea or splash about like a lunatic in order to channel Ariel.
3. The Hello Kitty PJ Romper
Hello Kitty PJ Romper, $15, Forever 21
Isn't this Hello Kitty PJ romper the cutest? It'll make packing for a late summer vacation or a weekend away super easy.
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas Set
The Nightmare Before Christmas Womens' Short & Tee Pajama Set, $41-50, Amazon
This set is a must-have for any fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas . I used to love this movie, even though certain parts of it would scare the heck out of me, like the theme song at the beginning and the monster who sings, "I am the one hiding under your bed. Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red!" It's available in sizes XS to XXL.
5. The Pokémon Trainer Pajamas
Pokémon Starters Mesh Lounge Tank Set, $29, Hot Topic
If you grew up in the '90s, there's quite a high chance you were a Pokémon fan. Whether you were a collector of the cards or you saw yourself as a Pokémon Trainer, fans of Pokémon will love this pajama set.
6. The Sailor Moon Set
Sailor Moon x Peach John Border 20th Anniversary Pajamas, $89, Amazon
Considering many of us are actually sleeping by moonlight and unfortunately not out fighting evil, these Sailor Moon inspired pajamas will be put to very good use.
7. The Harry Potter PJs
Harry Potter Gryffindor Mesh Lounge Tank Set, $29, Hot Topic
Support your favorite Harry Potter house team in style in these awesome Gryffindor pajamas.
Whoever said we all need to grow up sometime clearly needs a nostalgia-inducing pajama set.
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