Unity 5 2D Bloom Effect?

I’m trying to figure out how to give a 2D sprite a bloom or glow effect, but most of the results I’m finding are from before Unity 5 was available (and before the Bloom effect was free).

How can I create a external glow on a 2D sprite?

This plugin called MK Glow System works for internal glows based on a texture, but I want to simply emit some light around the perimeter of my sprite.

Bloom is an image effect included in the standard assets package. Just add the component to your camera - it’s identical whether you’re working in 2d or 3d.

You add an image effect to your scene camera: Unity Connect