Teens Dress as Twin Towers, Win Costume Contest

Brits have since apologized for Halloween choice

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 6, 2013 2:07 PM CST

(Newser) – And this year's prize for Worst Halloween Costume Idea goes to ... the two British 19-year-olds, who went to a nightclub's costume contest dressed as the Twin Towers on 9/11. That's not the only prize they were awarded: The teens, whose World Trade Center costumes were marked "North Tower" and "South Tower" and were decorated with the two hijacked planes and burning wreckage, won the entire contest and received almost $250 in shopping vouchers.

Not surprisingly, outrage ensued when their story gained attention, and they've since apologized, explaining that they "never meant to be offensive" but rather to "depict a serious, modern-day horror." The Independent has a picture.

In this frame grab image taken from a video shot by Hiro Oshima, the second plane of the attacks on the World Trade Center impacts the south tower, Tuesday Sept., 11, 2001.
In this frame grab image taken from a video shot by Hiro Oshima, the second plane of the attacks on the World Trade Center impacts the south tower, Tuesday Sept., 11, 2001.   (AP Photo/Hiro Oshima via Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum)
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See the ill-advised costumes.   (Newsy)

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