Here's a piece from a Long Beach costumer who says no one came in asking for neck bolts this year. He tells it as if it's a sign of times, but I have a counter-story: I happened upon a picture-perfect young family, 3 kids under the age of 6 in Northern Virginia, and what were the two older boys, aged about 4 and 6, dressed as? Frankenstein and Dracula. The older one with rivulets of red dripping from his lips, the younger one with face painted green.
Congratulations to their parents, starting them so nice and young.