Re: About Rascals:
I think though when young Picard goes back into the transporter to return to normal at the end of the episode, the clothes grew with him.
No, they don't. I admit it's subtle, but he's actually wearing a bigger uniform in that scene. You can make it out here
Bashir: »Out of all the stories you told me, which ones were true and which ones weren't?«
Garak: »My dear doctor, they're all true.«
Bashir: »Even the lies?«
Garak: »Especially the lies.«