My original post on Sakura’s cardcaptor apparel involved the pink pajamas she wore when capturing her second Clow Card, before Tomoyo stepped in to provide costumes. Throughout the series and movies, Sakura is shown in 13 different pajama outfits, made up of 10 different styles.
Warning: This is a very image heavy post, and this post contains visual spoilers.
Moon and Stars
This is Sakura’s most seen night outfit, appearing in 11 episodes (episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 27, 36, 44, 46, 58, 61, and 68), and in the first movie. Sakura wore this when capturing the Fly card.
Before going to sleep, Sakura sometimes wears pink beaded hair ties in her hair when wearing this outfit. However, in episode 6, Sakura wears her hair up with yellow beaded hair ties. She puts them on after taking a bath, but wears a day outfit at the same time during dinner.
Something interesting to note with this episode is that Sakura wears the same outfit two nights in a row. Did the storyboarder not think to use two different outfits, or was it a conscious choice to have her wear the same pajamas?
The appearance in episode two is essentially a flashback. Rather, the scene from episode one where Sakura is flying with the Fly card is being replayed on Tomoyo’s new video camera.
Here, the pajamas appear in an actual flashback, but it’s from an unshown scene having taken place earlier within the episode, not a flashback from a prior episode.
This design was used a lot in these first episodes, but this appearance marks its last for more than 20 episodes.
The second pajamas Sakura is seen in is blue with thin stripes. This outfit appears fours times, in episodes 2, 6, 33, and 43.
The third night outfit shown for Sakura is a seagreen color. It appeared again in mid- and late-series episodes, totalling six appearances (episodes 8, 32, 37, 41, 62, and 67).
Sakura owns three of this style of pajamas, in different colors, and they total four appearances. They appeared in episode 12 in blue, in episode 16 in pink, and in both movies in turquoise.
This is another outfit worn two evenings in a row.
There’s a minor animation error in this episode. Before Kero turns off the light, the yellow piece at the collar of Sakura’s outfit is painted in the same blue color as the rest of the outfit.
Sakura appears in a nightgown in only two episodes. This outfit appears in episodes 15 and 18.
This outfit appeared only once, in episode 17. It’s another with shorts, but of a different style from the other three. When going outide, Sakura wears red sandals.
Another outfit worn by Sakura at night, this outfit appeared twice. It first appeared in episode 22, then later again in episode 49.
Something to notice in this episode is that the pajama pockets sometimes have the wing designed colored in white, and other times it’s left the same pink as the pajamas.
Pajamas with Overcoat
This style is another seen more than once in different colors. Appearing five times, Sakura wore this oufit in blue in episodes 39, and 50, and she wore it in pink in episode 54. It appeared in a flashback in episode 41, and isn’t visible in a reused scene during the credits during episode 46.
Watch the buttons on Sakura’s shirt when she first opens her sliding window. The middle button initially is slightly higher than her stomach, then the button is moved higher, to her chest. The latter is the proper placement. The middle button is also at times drawn larger than the top one. The buttons seemed to be a difficulty for the animators to keep in the right sizes and positions in this episode.
This appearance is during a flashback of a scene from episode 39.
During the credits, a scene from episode 39 is shown, with Nadeshiko looking over Sakura as Sakura sleeps off a fever in bed.
Hong Kong Style
This outfit’s only appearance is in the first movie. Sakura (and Tomoyo) worn Hong Kong style pajamas while staying in Hong Kong. When going outside, orange slippers are worn.
I don’t know if anyone actually wears pajamas like this in Hong Kong (maybe they’re a traditional style?), but it’s a very nice look.
First Day of School
In the second movie, Sakura wakes up late for her first day of the new school year. She’s seen running back and forth as she’s changing out of her pajamas and into her school uniform. The outfit isn’t seen in whole, but enough it seen to determine it isn’t an outfit seen elsewhere in the series.