So I've decided to make an Oogie Boogie costume from The Nightmare Before Christmas. It's easy enough, with just a quick sewing of a large section of jute fabric and it's done. However, I wanted to try to challenge myself. I thought it might be cool if I create blinking eyes for the face. The problem is I have zero experience with this kind of thing. I have a soldering iron and I own an Arduino (idk if this kind of project would require it), back when I used to be interested in this kind of stuff. But other than access to tools and materials, is this something a beginner like me should even attempt?
Blinking eye tutorials online are for round eyes with a physical sphere as the base. With this, I'm assuming it would need some sort of plates that move up and down under the brow ridge? But really, I have no idea and I'd love some help.
Are there any tutorials out there that could help me with this project? If not it's not really a loss, as I'm sure I'll have fun making the costume without adding in complicated stuff. Thanks in advance!